Dealing with Pom Behavioural Problems

Dealing with Pom Behavioural Problems

pomeranian dogDogs Often Possess Territorial Aggression

Having a small dog that that tries to defend you is great but there are many Pomeranians who take this responsibility more seriously than others. They’ll bark at visitors, at neighbours in their yards and anybody walking past your home. They may also view your car as something to protect. Poms may try to defend you from other dogs too. There are some elements of this territorial behaviour that you can teach your pet. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now.

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How smart is a Pomeranian ?

How smart is a Pomeranian ?

pomeranian dogYou obviously know your pet Pomeranian is very smart. However, you may sometimes wonder how smart the Pomeranian dog breed is in general, when compared to other dog breeds and also to people. The official description of the Pomeranian includes information such as: an inquisitive animal; is quite expressive and is very alert. Even though the Pom may seem to be clever, as a breed, can Poms be described as intelligent? Has an actual rating system ever been developed and, if it has, where on the ladder would Pomeranians be listed? How can you even test this? Does dog intelligence resemble an IQ for humans? Will it just tell you how well your dog can learn? If it does, what can you do to help you dog maximise his full potential? An overall picture of dog intelligence. When trying to work out how intelligent dogs really are, there are a number of elements that must be considered. Language comprehension. This is a huge part of assessing the intelligence of our canine friends. Most dogs living in a home where there’s lots of interaction will comprehend approximately 165 words. So your assumption that your pet only knew a few simple commands and greetings, you’re wrong. Some dogs know less and others know more. Breeds that are considered to be in the top 20% when it comes to being smart can comprehend up to 250 different words. However, even if they know 165 words, that’s about the same as a two year old child. Memory capacity. This is much more than just memorising different words. It also covers the way a dog will look at an object and, weeks later, he can still remember the same object. People do it this way too. The tales of dogs who get separated from their loving owners for a long time and, when reunited, they’re ecstatic are all true. Assuming dogs have a short memory is a myth. Awareness. This covers how a dog can understand what’s around him and his environment. He clearly demonstrates his intelligence when you take him to the dog park ort into a pet store (both places he visits regularly). If you grab the brush and he runs off because he doesn’t like it…that’s smart. If he walks to his leash and gets excited, that’s also being smart. These are all clear examples that your Pom is aware of what’s going on around him. Perception. In some ways this resembles awareness but is significantly more because it includes how your dog uses his five senses to work out what is going on. Sight, touch, sound, smell and taste can all help him identify what objects are. This (surprising to some) actually includes using the Earth’s magnetic field. Scientists have verified that dogs can sense Earth’s magnetic field (known as Magnetoreception. They carried out studies on dogs and their use of this magnetic field. The dogs had to be off their leash and in an open space. Their studies concluded that the dogs preferred to line their bodies up along a north-south axis and then urinate and/or defecate. However, why they did it this way wasn’t known. They studied 70 dogs from 37 toy breeds (but not Poms) over a two year period.  In every single instance, they were lined up in a north-south direction. While it’s a wise idea to have your Pomeranian on a leash for bathroom breaks, if your yard is fenced off, try not using the leash and see what he does.pomeranian dog Social cognition. This can be a good way to tell how smart your dog is. It relates to how well your pet interprets certain social cues. One example used in numerous studies was to put an item under a bucket. There are two buckets and the dog should be able to tell you which one it’s under. The idea is not to pat the bucket but to try pointing or looking at it and seeing what the dog does. The study concluded that dogs were smarter than chimps and human babies. It’s essential to understand that dogs are always learning from the things you do and they never stop learning. The smallest of gestures or looks can tell them what you’re thinking or about to do. They can tell him what you feel and what your expectations are of him as well. Appreciating this can assist you in finding the best ways to handle your pet’s separation anxiety. Problem solving. You can teach your dog how to solve problems. For example, if he presses a button with his paw to reveal a hidden treat. Some games are useful for dog and owner to play together as they help sharpen his skills. More on this subject later in the article. Emotional intelligence To test the intelligence of a Pomeranian or any other dog breed, you need to test the range of his emotions. Testing can help compare the emotional ability of a Pom when compared to a person. pomeranian dogPeople’s abilities to feel and express emotions expands as they grow older. For example, a child can be excited from birth but generally can’t express contempt until around the age of five years. Studies on Pomeranians have proved that emotions are at least comparable to a 2 and 1/2 year old toddler. Obviously some will be more and others will be less. Studies have proven the existence of these canine emotions: excitement, distress, contentment, disgust, fear, anger, joy, suspicion, shyness, affection and love. What’s more important to know is that the emotions generally develop in this specific order. By the time your Pom is four months old, he has the ability to express all of them. The same applies in toy breeds. Larger breeds can take up to six months. Studies further reveal that dogs stop just short of developing guilt, shame or pride. However, they can still walk proudly and a dog obviously feels guilty if he does something wrong. So how does this happen? People develop pride at around the age of three years. Canine overall development stops at “around” the age of 2.5 years and these are only rough figures. Dogs have proven they can feel shy and so, by definition, confidence is the opposite so they should also feel confident. Some people believe pride and confidence are the same but there’s a clear distinction between them. A dog can feel confident but not pride. People can feel proud and that can lead to ego which can affect the way the brain works. With guilt, if your puppy has chewed up your slippers, can it be possible that he feels no guilt? Emotional intelligence in dogs is a very controversial topic because most dogs have at least some semblance of emotions, regardless of where they live and how they’re treated. In one study, dogs were left alone in a room with lots of things they could shred. Later, the owners did the shredding but made the dogs watch and then the owners looked at their dogs with a very unhappy face. The dogs behaved the same as if they had done the shredding themselves. It’s believed that dogs sense their owners’ non-verbal cues that tell them how they should behave, feel and react when something like this happens. Some scientists claim that, if a dog tucks his tail, lowers his ears, poses in a specific way and has other indicators of shame, it’s actually because he’s fearful, submissive or, perhaps, both. How do dogs learn? A dog learns in order of rank or priority. If he feels superior to another dog or a person, he generally ignores them. Puppies learn by watching adult dogs. Dogs of all ages learn through commands given by owners. However, there are occasions where a dog might do something after seeing a subordinate do it. As an example, an adult dog may check out something a puppy is playing with or checking out. However, most of the time when a dog is learning something new, it’s generally more readily learned when coming from a higher ranking dog or person. This is why it’s crucial for owners of Pomeranians to quickly and firmly establish their identities as leaders (aka Alphas) before trying to teach or housebreak a Pom. If your dog doesn’t acknowledge that you’re the alpha, you won’t accomplish much. How Intelligent are Pomeranians? There are two elements that must be considered:pomeranian dog 1. Overall intelligence. We have already covered the myriad of ways to test the intelligence of dogs. That included: memory, language comprehension, emotional capacity, problem-solving skills, social understanding, awareness and perception. Consider all these factors and the result is that dogs are, on average, as smart as toddlers between 2 and 2.5 years of age. Obviously some Poms will be lower and others will be higher. The bottom line is that your Pom is like your toddler, with similar levels of intelligence. Lots of people do treat their dogs as children, sometimes better than children. 2. Stanley Coren, a Canadian author and professor of canine psychology, wrote a book called “The Intelligence of Dogs,” in 1994 and revised it in 1996. Because there weren’t other supporting sources to back his claims, his book was highly controversial at the time. However, it discusses a method of ranking 80 different dog breeds in order of intelligence. A large number of people disagreed with the rankings for numerous reasons including the following: • He never saw or interacted with dogs. • The dogs involved were only measure in terms of obedience and work. • Judges were all from the US and Canadian Kennel Clubs who assessed dogs during trials in the show rings. • Only 199 people provided information on which to base the assessment and information published in the book. Later on, owners of some dogs were asked for their assessment of canine intelligence of their own dogs. Some breeds matched the other list and others didn’t. The Pomeranian is number 23 on the intelligence ranking list which is good. It puts them in an “excellent working dog” group. Dogs above them on the ladder were considered the “brightest dogs.” The Pom category had 22 breeds of dogs including the Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Schnauzer and Collie. The top dog on the ladder is the Border Collie. The Poodle is number Two. The bottom rung belongs to the Afghan Hound. However, it’s vital that you understand that not all dogs in any breed will have the same level of intelligence. Tips to help your pom demonstrate how smart he is. Dogs need the opportunity to learn. If you found a neglected dog living in a crate by the side of the road, he wouldn’t have many skills. He could learn but isn’t given the chance. If he was taken home by some kind soul and cared for and given the freedom to learn, he would be a much happier, healthier dog and would become much smarter. These tips will help your Pom learn more: pomeranian dog1. Dogs have the same five senses that humans are, but they’re much sharper. Spend time in the garden, the local dog park, in a specific room in your home or anywhere else you think of where he can do a bit of investigating, using his senses. After a while, hide a treat in your home and see if he can locate it just through smell. Use other nonverbal cues such as nodding or shaking your head as he gets closer or further away. Each time you get him to do these types of things, it helps his mind become sharper. 2. Train your Pom to understand words. Commands help but there are more words to use than sit or heel. A dog generally understands 165 words, the same amount as a toddler. Your pet is keen to learn new words so teach him! You can start teaching him words by grabbing a few objects and, one by one, hold each item and say its name. Do it over and over again until he knows what they are. Once you have accomplished that, put them in a line and tell him to choose one. Did he do that? If so, praise him and give him a treat. Repetition is the key to learning for dogs as their long term memory is much stronger than their short term memory. Once you have done this enough times with those three items, start again with a different set of three. When a dog is given the opportunities to demonstrate his intelligence, life is more enjoyable for you both. Keep a list of all his words to see what the end result is. You’ll be quite surprised. 3. Play different games that help your dog learn. Fetch is a good game because it’s great exercise and helps strengthen your bond with your pet. Mind games are as essential as physical ones. Hide one of his treats under one of three upside down cups and see if he can choose the one it’s under. If he figures it out, shuffle them around to make it harder. One last thought. Your  Pomeranian really is your child in many ways. Let him enjoy a long, healthy life by appreciating how smart he is. He reads nonverbal cues correctly, can sense your emotions and knows what you’re saying, even if it’s not every word. Dogs have such a wide range of emotions including love. You know how much you love your pet but isn’t it truly amazing to know that feeling is reciprocated? Share as much of your life with your pet as possible. Avoid emotions such as suspicion and fear. Focus on happy emotions such as joy and contentment. Copyright Pomeranian.org. All Rights Reserved.

How To Handle Aggressive Pomeranians

How To Handle Aggressive Pomeranians

Aggressive PomeraniansLearn why your Pomeranian is acting aggressive and how prevent this bad behavior. Some Pomeranians will be protective, regardless of the fact that they’re so small. Is your Pom growling, barking or trying to bite members of your family or visitors ? 

The Pomeranian ancestors were the bigger Spitz dogs and they were gentle sled dogs. However, like all breeds, Poms may have issues with aggressive behaviour. There’s no need for concern because this article will help you avoid aggressive behaviour in your Pom. The Pomeranian is normally well-behaved and has a naturally friendly, personable nature.

Throughout history, Poms have been excellent companions. This breed isn’t a fighter and doesn’t generally have guard dog qualities. If you expect your fluffy ball of fun to be a cuddling Pom, you may very well find that your Pomeranian dog is aggressive and that can be overwhelming. If this is the case, there are methods to help control your pet.

There are two types of aggressive behaviour:

1. Being aggressive towards people. It may be a reaction to strangers in any scenario or it may be towards you or a family member. Signs of such behaviour include: snapping in the air near somebody, nipping and/or growling and making contact with the person’s skin

2. Your Pom may demonstrate aggressive behaviour towards other animals. If you have other dogs or cats, this will seem more significant.

Aggression towards people.

This behaviour can cause frustration but you can learn training tips to help combat the problem. There are a couple of reasons why this is happening:

Fear.

Fear of the unknown, and this includes strangers. A Pomeranian may become protective of his owner and nip, growl or even try biting people.

Improper Status.

If your Pom is aggressive to family members, this may be because he’s confused about his status within his family.

Health Issues.

If your beloved Pomeranian is usually well-behaved but one day he suddenly demonstrates aggression, it may be because he has a health problem. If he has pain, he’ll growl, snarl, nip or possibly bite his loving owners because he has no other way to tell you he has a problem. If he feels vulnerable, he’ll lash out at anybody who he believes will threaten him while he’s weak. If your Pom is usually friendly, happy and calm, yet one day he shows some aggression, you must get your vet to give him a complete medical examination. Even if you had only got him checked out recently, this change can be serious cause for concern and needs immediate attention. Don’t even attempt any of these following ways to train him unless you’re 100% satisfied that his health is fine.

 

Training tips for Pomeranians who are aggressive towards strangers.

If he shows this type of aggression, it’s an issue with socialisation. Your Pomeranian needs to be taught that whenever he’s with you, coming into contact with strangers is a natural part of life and he’s expected to behave properly. It’s normal for dogs to have a degree of verbal aggression when it comes to real strangers, such as door to door salesmen. This can be a good thing because it’s like a warning sign that someone is there who isn’t expected. In fact, if your dog barks at strangers, he may scare off a person trying to break in. Remember that, although a Pom is small, if he’s barking behind a closed door, an intruder won’t know his size or whether he’ll bite.Training tips when your Pomeranian is aggressive towards members of your family Providing your dog calms down after the person leaves, it should be okay. If you’re happy that he barked when a stranger came to the door, you can pat him and tell him “good dog.” Then go back to whatever you were doing so he sees everything is fine. It’s a different story if if you’re taking him for a walk or if you’re both in a social setting.

You would naturally want your Pomeranian to behave properly. So you must teach him both acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. You’ll need to enlist some people to help with this training. Ask some friends, family members and neighbours to help you and, ideally, they should be people your dog isn’t used to. Explain what you need to do to train your dog and see if they will help with different scenarios. Once you start this training, you should do it each day until you’re happy that he’s fully trained. The first test is to get somebody to come to your home and they need some dog treats in their pocket. When your friend tells you they’re at your door, get your Pom to sit beside you and have him on a leash. Open the door and teach your beloved pet that everything is fine. Use slow actions and calm words. Show your dog that you’re greeting this person with no stress or tension. Get your friend to give your Pom a small treat but save the rest for a bit later. The aim of this training scenario is to reward your dog for good behaviour and isolate him if he behaves badly. If he interacts with someone well, even for a minute, get excited as though that’s absolutely fantastic and pat him, praise him and give him some treats.

Every time your dog demonstrates any aggressive behaviour, take him into an empty room where he can see you but is unable to get to you. A playpen is a great example of this. Then you socially isolate him for five minutes by ignoring him. Don’t tell him off or respond. Simply ignore him. Show him that life is no fun if he misbehaves. After the five minutes has elapsed, bring him back to the room where both you and your helper is sitting. Every action should be responded to with either isolation or praise, depending on whether he has been bad or good. This first visit should only last 10 minutes. As you change your helpers around, increase the time increments by five minutes. 30 minutes is the maximum time period for this training. If you rigidly follow this training plan word for word, it should only take two weeks for your Pom to be used to strangers and his behaviour will be vastly improved.

Training tips when your Pomeranian is aggressive towards members of your family.

Training tips when your Pomeranian is aggressive towards members of your familyIf your Pom is 100% healthy but is still demonstrating aggression towards human members of your family, the most likely reason is instinct. A dog has an innate instinct to be the “alpha dog.” When dogs run in packs, there’s always a leader, the “alpha.” This was for the good of the whole pack. Pet dogs also need an “alpha” in their pack which is usually a human such as you. A dog has to know if he’s the leader or if another dog (or human) is the leader. Then he won’t be confused and demonstrate aggression. He’ll get stressed if he doesn’t know who the alpha is, even if it’s himself. He may test members of the family to see if someone backs down, someone takes charge or if someone will take his place as leader by facing up to him.

To teach your dog that you’re the true leader, you must strictly follow these rules at all times:

People always eat first. If meal time is for the people and the dog, they should eat for 30 seconds. Then one of the owners will stand, tell the Pom to sit. As long as he sits, his bowl will be placed on the floor and he can eat while everybody else eats. People enter and exit rooms first. If you leave the home or return, you must enter first, followed by your pet. You do this by using a leash to ensure the Pom waits for his turn. This gives him the powerful message that you’re the den leader and the house is the den. When you take the time to train your dog to behave the right way, you build a strong relationship between you and your Pomeranian. Offering a fun way to interact and, at the same time, teaching him respect will positively establish you as the leader of the pack and, as such, you must be obeyed.

Bad behaviour is a socialisation problem.

Pomeranian Aggressive Towards Other Dogs

Once you have trained your Pom to behave properly around other dogs, life will be much better. If your Pomeranian shows aggression towards other dogs, it can have an adverse effect when you take him for walks, to the vet and many other things. Find someone, whether it’s a neighbour, friend or family member, who already has a well-behaved dog. Arrange a “play date.” Explain to that person that you’re using a training method and that it will take a couple of weeks to fully train your dog so he knows what behaviour is expected of him in all situations. You’ll need plenty of patience but the rewards are plentiful…a life-long companion who will bring great joy to your life. Both dogs must have their leashes on and your Pom also needs a harness. Ask your helper to have treats in their pocket when they arrive. You should also have treats in your pocket. When the other dog enters your dog’s “territory,” talk in a happy manner and stay calm. Let the dogs sniff each other. If your dog barks or is aggressive in any way, pull him back by the leash until he’s 10 feet away. Then ignore him 100%. Don’t talk to him, pat him or pat him. After the barking stops (and eventually it will), then you can walk your dog back to where the other dog is sitting patiently.

Every time aggression surfaces in your Pomeranian, lead him away from everyone else and ignore his barking and other ways to attract your attention. This positive reinforcement will teach him that he gets zero attention, zero interaction and zero fun when he’s aggressive. Every time your Pom behaves well when he’s with the other dog, praise him roughly once a minute. Give both dogs some treats and watch them both to ensure no trouble is caused.

If your Pom dog won’t respond to the training methods, the aggression may be much deeper than normal. It’s wise to locate an experienced dog trainer who can help turn your aggressive Pomeranian into the adorable fluffy pet he should be.

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Tips Stop Chewing And Biting

Tips Stop Chewing And Biting

puppy playingSome dogs have their owners home all the time. Others have to be on their own if the owner works all day and nobody else is home. In both scenarios, chewing and biting are hard habits to break, especially if your puppy is very young.

Dogs and puppies have a bad reputation for destroying books, shoes and almost everything else they find, regardless of whether it’s a toy or one of your expensive shoes. If left unchecked, your new puppy can leave a trail of devastation that’s hard to handle.

The good news is that most breeds of dogs go through different phases including chewing and biting. Sorry the complete article is only available to our Premium members. Please join us now.
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Basic Pom Puppy Training

Basic Pom Puppy Training

pomeranian puppyThe POMERANIAN

The Pomeranian is a toy dog with a big dog’s attitude and outlook having been bred down in size over several 100 years.
The Pomeranian will not easily back off from a challenge by a larger dog and this can sometimes get him in trouble.
Your Pomeranian is a very loyal and protective friend and will sometimes growl or snap if he feels you are being threatened. It is important for you to reassure him all is well.
It is very important to socialize your Pomeranian with as many different people as possible while he is still quite young.
You need to remember your  Pomeranian dog is a pack animal and all dog packs have a hierarchy, he will need to be taught his place in the pack.
The easiest way to do this is to feed yourself and your children first thus showing him he comes after all of you in the pecking order and then when you have finished eating your dog has his turn.
In educating your Pomeranian in this way you should elevate many other problems like snapping at the kids as he already knows he is of lower ranking in the pack than them.

The way your Pomeranian learns.
This was explained to me many years ago by my brother who is a military police dog trainer with over 25 years experience.

Your dogs’ brain remembers by taking a snap shot of pleasant and not so pleasant experiences and he has a lot of these stacked away.

With this in mind it is easy to see that with a couple of repetitions your pet can learn something fairly quickly.

You will also need to praise him in a higher than normal voice, (falsetto).

I have watched a class of a dozen six foot plus military policemen praising their dogs in raised falsetto voices, amusing to see but it works.

Your pet wants to please you and by praising him in this way it is easy for him to see he has done this.

If he does something bad a loud “NO” will do the trick and he will try to avoid doing the same thing again.

DON’T hit your Pomeranian with your hand or with anything else for that matter, a rolled up newspaper banged on the table or bench will show your disapproval and you can throw it to make a noise to dissuade him from something he is doing.

(written by Mark Teeboon) Article to be continued.

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Toilet Training your Pomeranian puppy

Toilet Training your Pomeranian puppy

 

 

pomeranianI receive so many emails regarding toilet training or should I say toilet training gone wrong! House training your Pomeranian puppy requires much patience and perseverance in the first weeks. If you have purchased your puppy from a reputable registered breeder your task will be so much easier. Puppies born and reared in dirty condtions will be very hard to house train if not impossible to completely house train. Most registered breeders will have already commenced training your new baby to potty on newspapers or a litter tray .

Number one rule is to restrict puppy’s unsupervised access to your home. The biggest mistake anyone can make is to bring your new Pomeranian baby home, let baby run around your home for a few days going to potty anywhere and then deciding to start potty training.

Your home will smell like puppies potty place everywhere and your task will be a lot harder and slower to achieve. The Pomeranian puppy is kept in a playpen with clean newspaper down or puppy training pads, food, water and a comfortable bed at the other end of the playpen. The Pomeranian puppy sleeps in this area and when I have to go out I leave the baby Pomeranian confined to the playpen. As soon as puppy wakes up I take him or her outside to the area I want puppy to use as a potty area.

I also take puppy to this area after meals and reward puppy when he or she has done the right thing with heaps of cuddles and tell puppy how clever and good he or she is. This takes a lot of patience and you must persevere, but doing this right in the first few weeks will pay in the long term. Accidents do and will happen.

DO NOT SMACK PUPPY, SCREAM AT  OR ATTEMPT TO RUB HIS NOSE IN HIS ACCIDENT.

Any of  above actions on your part will make your dog associate his actions of going potty with his human turning into a monster ! Your Pom will not associate your behaviour with the intended message he is defecating in an inappropriate place and next time he needs to go potty he will hide from you.

Immediately take puppy to the potty area. Clean up the accident immediately and ensure there is no lingering smells or puppy will use this area again and again. If your puppy has been using a rug or newspaper you can place either item in the place outside you want baby to use as the potty area. The smell will help the puppy associate this area with going to the toilet.

Helpful items to aid potty training your new puppy are Four Paws Wee Wee Housebreaking Pads 150/Pkg or reusable, washable potty pads. Poochpad PP20272-B Medium Reusable Absorbent in Beige – Pack of 2

Purchase online at the best prices or from a lot of discount stores and pet shops ( I avoid going into petshops for fear of bringing home disease) and already smell to the puppy like urine. Place one of these where you want puppy to use as the potty place and the smell from the pads will encourage the puppy to use the pad.

Another product is Potty Patch – As Seen on TV, Small,   indoor grass puppy potty. This product is a artificial grass type potty for your adult Pomeranian or puppy. Can be used indoors out outside. Easily hosed and washed. A great product if your intend to potty train your Pomeranian to use a patio area.

White vinegar is an excellent cleaner to use and is safe on most carpets.

Housebreaking fundamentalspomeranian

  1. Dogs respond to odours and they’ll urinate where there is the smell of dog urine. Eliminate the smell associated with mishaps from your home by simply cleaning with white vinegar.
  2. Always take your puppy outside to “potty” after sleeping, eating and during playtime.
  3. Crate or confine your puppy to a small area at night and anytime you’re unable to monitor your puppy.
  4. When puppy urinates or defecates at the “potty” place, lavish lots of praise on puppy and give him a treat instantly. These actions tell puppy he has accomplished a wonderful thing. If preferred, you might include a command word while he’s performing his business.
  5. After success at the “potty” spot, puppy may have freedom of the home for a short period of time. The amount of time is based on his age.
  6. In the event of no results during a “potty break” after 5 minutes, bring puppy inside and place him in his crate for half an hour and then repeat the process.
  7. If you catch puppy in the act, yell NO and race puppy to the “potty” place. If puppy does “potty” more at the correct place, praise and treat. Thoroughly clean up the accident prior to returning puppy to the room.
  8. A young puppy must not be confined to a crate for lengthy periods of time. A general time line is to expect a Pomeranian puppy to be able to hold on for absolutely no more hours than the number of months of their age.

Litter training your Pomeranian Puppy.

This is the easiest to start at around 3 weeks of age. I place a very low tray of kitty litter at the entrance to the baby’s bed. Rascal Dog Litter Box “Little Squirt” ™ – 23 by 16 by 6 FOR TOY BREEDS Click here for dog litter pans used to train your Pomeranian puppy. The first thing the pom baby steps onto when getting out of the bed is the kitty litter tray. As the Pomeranian puppy gets older I move the litter tray further away. Good Luck and remember you need heaps of perseverance and patience with your baby Pomeranian.

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Does your Pomeranian bark excessively ?

Pomeranian barkingBarking is a perfectly natural and normal behavior in dogs.Some Pomeranian’s tend to bark more than others. 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 It may 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.Pomeranian barking 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. buy pomeranian training book 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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