Pomeranian Crate Training Tips
Pomeranian crate training is easy and quick to achieve. 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.
Crates are terrific for potty training 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.
People involved in raising, training and showing dogs will already appreciate the full list of benefits that a crate provides. However, a new owner may not have this particular essential piece of information.
There are certain steps you should take that can help make your Pomeranian feel more comfortable and safe in his crate:
- The crate must be big enough for an adult Pomeranian to stand, turn around, and sit or lie down without any hindrance.
- Set your puppy’s crate up in the bedroom. This is because he’ll want to have association with you when you’re also in bed.
- Place a few treats inside and around his crate to help introduce him to it. Feed him a few times in his crate so he associates food with his new home as well.
- Take off tags, a collar and/or a lead whenever he’s in his crate so he can’t get tangled up or try to chew them and choke.
- Well before bedtime, put puppy in his crate and give him a treat. Then shut and lock the crate.
- Leave the bedroom but stay just outside and listen to see what he does. • If he starts to make any sounds (separation responses) such as growling or barking, raise your voice and tell him to be quiet. If this doesn’t make him stop, rattle a shaker can (with small stones or coins inside) or whack a newspaper against the door as it will make a loud noise.
- It may take anywhere from three to eight attempts to attract your attention before your puppy finally settles down. Once he’s quiet, don’t let him out for 10 minutes.
- When you do bring him out, don’t praise or pet him immediately or his desire to be let out of the crate may become stronger.
- After 30-45 minutes, you can go through the whole process again. Make his quiet time about 30 minutes.
- Allow him to have one toy when he’s in the crate. Once his real bedtime arrives, he’ll already associate being quiet with time in his crate.
Reduce Separation Anxiety with Pomeranian Crate Training
Separation anxiety will be reduced because you have put the crate in the bedroom so even when he wakes, he’s feeling safe because of your presence. Isolation/separation is the harshest punishment for any puppy so it’s a last resort option when you have tried everything else and failed.
Puppy will generally eliminate as soon as he wakes up. He’ll no doubt make noise (barking or whining) because dogs dislike eliminating where they sleep. Take him outside to eliminate as fast as you can.
Pom Puppy can then be taken outside to eliminate because this has a few advantages:
- Your puppy doesn’t develop the bad habit of eliminating inside.
- If he can’t be supervised during the day, he can be placed in his crate or a day pen that’s located in a central room in your home.
- Separation anxiety is decreased swiftly, preventing potential side effects caused by stress.
- Once your puppy has been properly house-trained, he’ll prefer to spend time in “den” if you can’t supervise him through the day. As he matures, he’ll go into his den voluntarily when he wants to have a rest. When you’re training your puppy in his crate, be sensible. He shouldn’t be kept in it for long periods.
His age in months, and how long he’ll be able to hold on generally, are the same so don’t complain if you keep a one month old puppy in his crate for 8 hours and he makes a mess. Work out the best ways to structure your puppy’s life. Then he’ll feel more secure and happy and that makes you happier and strengthens your bond.
Breeders suggest a pen should be four foot square. It can be a plastic baby’s playpen. Place it in a central room in your home so you can work on his day training.
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 Pomeranian 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.
Make full use of the crate training Pomeranian tips to quickly and easily achieve complete house training for your Pomeranian. Purchase the Training your Pomeranian, Top Training Tips and Secrets eBook for more Pomeranian training.
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References and Further Reading:
 Denise Leo “The Pomeranian Handbook”.
 Denise Leo “Training Your Pomeranian ”.