Training the Pomeranian Puppy

The advantages of obedience training know no size boundaries.

Pomeranian puppiesMany new owners of Poms ask themselves this question: Do I really have to train a toy dog? The advantages of obedience training know no size boundaries. Large dogs and small dogs benefit from a proper canine education. Owners who live with trained dogs are far happier than owners who cope with the daily struggle of living with untrained dogs.

Untrained Poms can be little tyrants! Who wants a whirling ball of fur bossing you around the house, peeing on carpets and running amok day after day? Not you! Training the Pomeranian presents certain challenges, but the breed fares better in obedience than most of his pint-sized competition in the Toy Group. Poms live to please, and that's a decided advantage when training a dog.

Training a puppy of any breed can be challenging. Some take to it like a duck to water, but others present more of a challenge for their owners. Puppy training takes both time and dedication. Consistency is a must.

Always keep in mind that your new Pom puppy is in a completely different environment now. Nothing is familiar to him, so even if training had begun with the breeder, he will realistically have to relearn everything. Sounds and smells are unfamiliar, your daily routine is perhaps not quite what he was used to and, very importantly, the door is in a different place!

Next Step: Socialization and Early Lessons

Reprinted from Breeder's Best: Pomeranian © 2005 Permission granted by Kennel Club Books, an imprint of BowTie Press.


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LaSharnda   dallas, TX

4/26/2012 10:28:49 AM

I just purchased two poms, both boys. I love them, but as the other person commented they can be really crazy. Loving one minute and they fight each other so much. My issue is when I put them in their little carriers, while i am home taking a shower or something, they are MAD and back the entire time. I read that you are to put them in there often enough to get them use to it and to not be afraid to sleep in them. They both refused to sleep in them last night.

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Shannel   Pocatello, ID

7/10/2009 9:40:17 PM

I just bought a 5 month old male pomeranian. I love this dog to death, he snuggles every morning, gives plenty of kisses, does the cutest things in the world...but.. he is also the devil. Ive thought about renaming him to Kujo so many times. He barks constantly, i do grab his mouth like i was told and as soon as i let him go he gets close to me and barks again! He chews and eats everything! Doesnt listen to a single thing i say. He is however becoming very well potty trained. But i need some advice what do i do about his constant disobediance? He knows how to suck up, or he knows that what he is doing is wrong because when i go to displine him he will take off like a bullet and hide from me. Someone help me please!

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Taylor   Strandquist, MN

1/19/2009 4:26:51 PM

It is very fun to do it. You know that it will be worth it!

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Caroline   New York, NY

10/11/2006 1:16:20 PM

We have a one year old female pomeranian puppy and she is quite a doll but a naughty one at that. She is very spoiled but we did a class training with her and are continually working with her. Pomeranians are very stubborn and very smart and know how to get what they want. They love to rummage through trash and other off limits items so i suggest strongly baby gates and crates for the little devils. I love my pomeranian but it is hard to keep up with their energy and their mischief. Be ready to spend a lot of time repeating training bc these dogs are stubborn

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