Do you have a Pomeranian barking problem? You ask do Pomeranians Bark a lot, do all Pomeranians bark a lot and why do Pomeranians bark so much? As a Pomeranian lover and owner and breeder of Champion Poms for many decades, I am suitably qualified to help you with problems like why does my Pomeranian bark so much?
Most importantly as a Pom dog owner you want to know how to train a Pomeranian puppy not to bark. Learn how to stop a Pomeranian from barking.
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Why Do Pomeranians Bark?
Barking is a perfectly natural and normal behavior in dogs. Pomeranian dog barking or what is also known as Pomeranian yapping can become a problem if not curbed. A Pomeranian bark is a major communication method and some dogs tend to bark more than others.
In the same way that you try training your Pomeranian, he also has a language he wants the owner to understand. The language for most dogs is barking.
It may seem like noise, but often it’s your dog’s attempt to tell you something. Dogs rarely bark for no reason, so try to understand their end of the conversation and find a solution to the problem.
Learn to Understand the Different Pomeranian Barks
There are several different types of barks Pomeranians commonly use to let their owners know something is happening. Sharp, loud barks often mean they have sensed an intruder or commotion and are trying to warn you of possible danger. They’re also trying to notify the intruder that it’s their job to protect the area and they’re doing it properly.
A Pomeranian may also bark if he’s:
- Happy and excited.
- Sad and/or Bored.
- Seeking attention.
- Sick, in pain or distressed.
- Responding to other animals.
Shouting doesn’t help the situation and often makes it worse. If the owner can remove as much anxiety as possible, has tried to deal with the situation patiently and attentively, and still can’t achieve positive results, a veterinarian or professional trainer should be consulted.
All dogs bark, but excessive Pom barking for no apparent reason can be a signal that something is seriously wrong. It’s your job to pay attention and try to understand what your dog is trying to tell you.
It’s both unfair and unrealistic to expect your Pomeranian to become mute, but here are a few simple steps to teach him to only bark when appropriate.
Pomeranian Separation Anxiety
Separation anxiety is often noted with a high-pitched bark or a whining sound. In many cases, if this anxiety isn’t properly handled, it can lead to destructive actions.
Being able to soothe and comfort a Pomeranian and let him know he hasn’t been abandoned is very important. A good owner will respond when he hears these types of sounds from a puppy.
Pomeranians are often owned by elderly people who have more free time to spend with their Pom. These owners are often retired and spend more time closer to home or on short car trips where the puppy can come along.
The more accustomed the Pomeranian is to having people close by, the more difficult they’ll find it to be alone.
Learn How to Stop Incessant Pomeranian Barking
- Check with the breeder of your Pomeranian to find out if your Pomeranian barking habit is normal.
- Does the breeder have any special tips or tricks that they may share to help stop Pomeranian barking ?
- Ask if there is a tendacy for excessive barking in your Pomeranian’s family? Do pomeranians bark a lot.
- As a general rule small dogs can be “yappy”, if not properly trained from a young age.
- A well trained Pomeranian is a joy to live with, the opposite can be said for an untrained, spoilt Pomeranian.
How to Train Pomeranian Not to Bark
It is both unfair and unrealistic to expect your Pomeranian to become mute, but here are a few simple steps to teach your Pomeranian to only bark when appropriate.
How to Stop Pomeranian Barking
- Step 1: Try to determine why your is Pomeranian barking eliminating the stimuli to bark will increase your chances of success.
- Step 2: Have your Pomeranian’s favorite treat within reach.
- Step 3: Praise the Pomeranian barking once he starts by saying ‘Good job’ and then ‘What’s the matter?
- Step 4:Tell the Pomeranian “Be quiet”.
- Step 5: Wave the treat in front of your Pomeranian’s nose. Most Pomeranian barking will stop instantly, because they will be concentrating on smelling and attempting to lick the treat, rather than barking.
- Step 6: Keep praising the Pomeranian. Tell the Pomeranian he is a good dog for being quiet.
- Step 7: Allow the Pomeranian to have the treat after 3 seconds of quiet time.
- Step 8: Wave another treat in front of your Pomeranian if he starts to bark. This time, try not to let your dog have the treat until 5 seconds of quiet time have elapsed. Your Pomeranian should learn after each successful quiet-time interval, he will be rewarded.
- Step 9: Scold your Pomeranian every time he makes a mistake. If the Pomeranian barks, even for just an instant, as you’re waving the treat in front of his nose, say “Be quiet” in a louder voice. Then reward the Pomeranian immediately he stops barking.
- Step 10: Increase the quiet-time intervals by 3 seconds each time: from 3 seconds to 6 seconds to 9 seconds and so on. It is possible to continue to a couple of minutes of quiet time during the first session, which would mean significant progress in curbing your Pomeranian dog barking habit.
How To Train a Pomeranian Tips
How to train a Pomeranian not to bark. It may be time to get your Pomeranian to break the habit of excessive barking. Remain calm and patient, and eventually he will bark only when it is appropriate.
I don’t recommend the use of a Pomeranian bark collar. As an extreme solution to Pomeranian barking speak with your vet about surgical solutions to deal with your barking Pomeranian.
If you have trouble getting your Pomeranian to stop barking, there are people that may have ideas to solve the barking problem. The first step is to contact the breeder of your Pomeranian, if this fails , then consult a veterinarian or professional dog trainer trained in dog behavioral problems.
For complete and detailed Pomeranian Training information, Why your Pomeranian barks and how to control excessive barking, How to Interpret the Pomeranian Barking, How to Stop Your Pomeranian’s Excessive Barking, How to deal with Nipping or Biting, Destructive Chewing, Download the Pomeranian Training Book by Pomeranian Breed Authority Denise Leo. Once you purchase you will receive an email with the link to download. You have not received the download link ? Please also check your junk mail folder for the link.
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 Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”.