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Training a Pomeranian Puppy

 Submitted by Nic on May 30, 2012

With their small size, Pomeranian dogs make ideal city pets. They make excellent watch dogs and are cute, cuddly and intelligent to boot! It is no wonder that their popularity continues to grow the world over.

While training a pomeranian puppy you have to take into account their temperament. By and large Pomeranian puppies are loyal, affectionate and lively. They are like a bundle of energy and are feisty and inquisitive.

They love interacting with humans and playing games. They can also be extremely willful which makes training them quite challenging. They are very territorial and can get quite aggressive with other dogs. Get them to socialize with other dogs from an early age to prevent this type of behavior.

Proper training is important in order for your puppy to develop into a well-liked and respected member of your family and the neighborhood. Remember, your puppy is a highly intelligent, energetic and enthusiastic creature who can be extremely strong willed and needs a firm guiding hand. Here are some Pomeranian puppy training tips.

Start by establishing a few boundaries. These will provide clear guidelines for your puppy to follow. Be consistent in your enforcement of these guidelines. Early training will help to establish good behavior patterns in your pet and more importantly help establish who the boss is.

Potty Training a Pomeranian

House training a Pomeranian puppy can prove to be quite a challenge. They tend to have small bladders making it difficult for them to hold for a long time. Choose a good potty training schedule and stick to it. Be consistent and above all be patient. Your perseverance will eventually be rewarded. Here is one technique for potty training a Pomeranian puppy.

Keep your puppy in a playpen with clean newspapers laid out. Keep a warm bed in one corner and food and water in another corner. As soon as the puppy wakes up take it outside to the area you want it to use as a potty. Repeat this after meals and reward the puppy with a few praises, a pat and a treat if it does the right thing.

In case the puppy makes a mess in the playpen, make the puppy smell the mess and then take it outside to the designated area. Make sure you clean up the mess thoroughly so that there is no lingering smell.

Leash Training a Pomeranian

Other important Pomeranian puppy training techniques deal with obedience training on the leash. Do not neglect these areas as Pomeranian puppies are notoriously unreliable off the leash. The earlier you begin leash training the better it is.

Basic Commands

Obedience training with basic commands like “come”, “heel”, “sit” and so on, is absolutely essential. Obedience to such basic commands doesn’t just help ensure you have a well behaved dog, but could also help save your Pomeranians life at some stage.

Don’t prolong training sessions. Be patient but keep them short and fun, strengthening your bond with the dog.

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