Check with the breeder of your Pomeranian to find out if your Pomeranian’s barking habits are normal.
Does the breeder have any special tips or tricks that they may share to help with your Pomeranians’s barking?
Ask if there is a tendacy for excessive barking in your Pomeranian’s family?
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.
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 Your Pomeranian’s Excessive Barking
Step 1: Try to determine why your Pomeranian barks 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’s for 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’s will instantly stop barking, 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’s barking habit.
Tips & Warnings
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.
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