Does your Pomeranian chew or lick his paws sometimes? While it may seem like an innocent activity (and often is), there are also times when there’s a problem you need to identify and rectify.
Basic reasons for paw licking and chewing:
The first reason why dogs lick their paws and that’s for the taste. The second, and more important, reason is as a means of communication. Owners don’t often recognise that this is potentially a serious problem and so they ignore it. So their pet keeps on licking or chewing a specific part of their paw(s), making the problem worse. If your pet continues to chew and/or lick his paws, the friction caused by his tongue and teeth can cause the following problems: Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. You owe it to your Pomeranian to learn correct Pomeranian care. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.org. All Rights Reserved.
To train your Pomeranian properly, you need a number of tools. One of the best tools is a crate. This may be a conventional carrier or a wire fold-up crate. It’s terrific for housetraining puppies and will save you tons of money when it comes to potential damage to furniture, floorings and other items in your home. Because a crate is portable, you can take it with you if you go on trips and wish to take your beloved pet with you. It increases the safety factor when your Pom is actually travelling, regardless of the mode of transport. Because he’s used to his crate, he’ll be more comfortable on trips, and never underestimate the comfort level of your pet. It can make a huge difference to your vacations and days out. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. His toys, bed and food can be placed in one corner. A litter box, some newspaper or a pee pad can go in the opposite corner. Ensure the floor under the pen can be cleaned easily. Use a tarpaulin or heavy plastic sheeting. Put your Pom in his pen whenever you can’t spend time with him and you’ll avoid him having accidents, while simultaneously training him to handle alone time and to use the pee pad.
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A Pomeranian of any age can mark their territory. It’s not actually an issue with housebreaking. Instead it’s a behavioural problem. Dogs of both genders will mark their territory, but it’s not because they’re not housetrained or don’t know where to do their business. Marking isn’t just a case of peeing when needed. They deliberately spray a small amount to mark their specific territory. Homes with more than one dog will find this is a more common occurrence. If your dog is marking his territory, he’ll do one or more of these things:. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Read more about Potty training your Pomeranian. Copyright Pomeranian.org. All Rights Reserved.
Nobody wants their pet to pee whenever and wherever they feel the urge. This is why pee pads were invented. Define a space where your Pomeranian will spend his time when home alone. This may be in a canine playpen or a gated area of your home. Even when you’re at home, ensure your Pom can enter and exit that area when he chooses.
Whenever he looks like he needs to go potty, take him to the pee pads or some newspaper placed on the floor for that specific purpose. Every time he uses the pads or paper properly, regale him with affection and rewards. This can be treats or hugs and kisses and genuine excitement that he has done it in the right place. He loves attention and praise so gradually he’ll associate the praise with doing his business in the designated areas.
If he misses the pad, put his faeces on the pads for a brief period, giving it time to add the scent to the pad. If he misses when peeing, wipe up the pee and put the paper towel on the pads for the same reason.
A puppy may be confused when being taught to use pads. If so, cardboard is another method that can be used. A cardboard box is ideal as a “designated toilet area.” Get a sturdy box without a lid.
The best place for this is in your Pomeranian’s “home” area. It needs to be stable. Cut a doorway all the way down on one of the sides so he doesn’t have to step up and over to get inside. The box will then surround the pad and feel more like a specific area than just a pad dropped on the floor. Each time you take your new puppy to do his business, have him on a leash and guide him to that spot. Gently guide his entry into the box, and make him stay there with the leash, without letting him leave.
A puppy may take up to 15 seconds so you need to give him some time. Every time he’s successful, lavishly praise him so he understands that’s where he needs to go every time he has the urge. As time marches on and he gets better at going potty in his space, you can cut the walls down a bit. Once he clearly demonstrates that he knows this is the bathroom area, you can take away his box. This method is also great if you have a deck outside but no actual backyard so you want him to only use a corner of the deck for his bathroom business.
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I’m passionate about training puppies by using a leash. In some ways it resembles the way a human baby works out something new or sees something they haven’t seen before. Think of a ball of clay, waiting for your hands to mould it into something special. Remember that new puppies haven’t experienced wearing a leash until now. Most breeders don’t have time to ensure all puppies are properly crate and leash trained. This is good news because it means you can train your new puppy to do what YOU want and have loads of fun doing so. It’s critical to get your puppy used to a leash in a positive manner, especially if he hasn’t had any leash experience. Start by putting it on him and just let him move around like normal, so he gets used to its feel on his own. Never pull or yank it or you may frighten your new pet. Once you can see he’s used to the leash, you can begin to train him more. Gently pick up on the leash so he feels a little resistance as he tries to move. As you increase the tension, reward him with treats and positive praise for doing so well. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.
Because Pomeranians are toy dogs, you may be fooled into thinking they’ll spend every day sitting quietly and calmly. However, nothing could be further from the truth. They have boundless energy, running around inside your home, barking at shadows and jumping up and down at your feet. It’s fun to have an active dog but what if he’s hyperactive? It’s common for dogs who are very active to be labelled as “hyperactive,” when the truth is that they may not have enough ways they can burn off all their excess energy. If your Pom can be described in this way, you need to give him more exercise, both physical and mental, so he tires faster. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.
Some of the greatest times you spend with your Pom are when you’re both relaxing and watching TV, or fooling around at home where nobody can see the silly things you get up to. However, it’s also great fun being outside, whether you’re walking your dog along a path, around a sports ground or share good times in a doggie park where other people can also see you. These are just a few of the activities you can do with your beloved pet whilst outside the home. Playing in the park. Letting your dog run free in a dog park is great fun for both you and him. There are different types of parks. Some are open to anybody while others require a membership. Some parks request a payment each time you visit and others will keep the big and small dogs separate for safety. Some of the parks have equipment you can use. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now. Copyright Pomeranian.Org. All Rights Reserved.
Most people confuse their dogs because they change vocal and visual cues used. The same visual cues could mean different things. Words can be used in varying contexts so it’s hardly surprising that dogs don’t go crazy trying to interpret what their owners want. However, dogs are intelligent (for the most part) so they manage to figure out what you’re trying to tell them. Make it easier for your dog to know what you want and he’ll love you for it.
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