Pomeranian puppy training is not an impossible task. They are intelligent toy canines that are…
Pomeranian training can be a lot of fun because these pooches have plenty of energy and are quite smart. They are a very popular toy breed and they have a fluffy and cute appearance. They are a wonderful addition to most families, as long as they are provided with the proper guidance and teachings.
Unfortunately, some small dogs are not given the chance to develop into the wonderful canines they could be for the simple reason that their owners baby them and let them get away with behaviors that should be corrected through pomeranian training. In short, these mini pooches are spoiled and are under the impression that they are the ruler of their pack (your family) and their needs come first. This mentality that they develop is known as small dog syndrome.
This is not something you want your little pom to develop because it can lead to serious behavioral issues including:
- Jumping up on you, other family members and guests.
- Separation anxiety, which will make leaving your dog alone a difficult process because he will become incredibly upset and will throw a tantrum that could lead to the destruction of your belongings.
- Aggression that leads the dog to display dominant behaviors.
- Possession and/or guarding, which can result in growling, snapping and even biting others if the pooch feels what is his is being threatened (i.e. food, toys, furniture and even people).
How do you solve this small dog behavioral issue? You need to provide pomeranian training and treat your dog like a canine, not a human or a toy. Anything you don’t want him to do as an adult must be trained out of him while he is still young. For instance, if you don’t want him to jump up on people don’t let him do it as a pup. Also…
- Do not permit him on furniture (including your bed).
- Do not carry him around everywhere you go. When you do pick him up make sure he is never carried above your shoulder as this is a dominant position and you are basically telling him he is above or on par with you – two things you don’t want him to think.
- Do not feed him from the table and feed him after you have had your meal. The leader always eats first.
- Socialize him with other people and dogs.
- Give him basic obedience lessons to provide him with rules and to maintain your dominant role.
When you give your pet limitations and instruction he will understand his place among your family and will be the happier for it. Pomeranian training will give him the chance to become the best companion he can be; one that is affectionate, obedient, accepted by others and is – above all – happy.
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