Pomeranian Characteristics

Pomeranian Puppy
Pomeranian Puppy

Before you can start training a Pomeranian puppy, you should know the breeds characteristics and temperament. The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom or Pom Pom) is a breed of dog of the Spitz type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe (today part of northern Poland and eastern Germany). Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.

Pomeranian Facts

Country of origin Germany (NE Germany and NW Poland)
Traits
Weight 4.2–7.7 lbs  (1.9–3.5 kilograms)
Height 5.0–11 inches (13–28 cm)
Coat Thick double coat
Color White, brown, black or red. Combination of solid base color with lighter blue/grey patch
Life span 12–16 years

 Pomeranian Temperament

Cream Pomeranian
Cream Pomeranian

Pomeranians are typically a very friendly, playful and lively breed of dog. They love to be around their owners and are known to be protective of them.

Pomeranians are alert and aware of changes in their environment and barking at new stimuli can develop into a habit of barking excessively in any situation. They are somewhat defensive of their territory and will thus bark when they encounter any outside noises.

Pomeranians are intelligent dogs, respond well to training, and can be very successful in getting what they want from their owners. They are extroverted and enjoy being the center of attention but can become quite aggressive and dominant if not well trained.

When you are looking for a puppy choose a reputable breeder rather than a puppy mill or a pet store. You will be able to meet the parents and have help in selecting a pup that is just right for you and your family.

Pomeranian Training

When you are considering the purchase of a Pomeranian, you certainly should also get as much information on these dogs as possible. These dogs are a toy breed. Once you take your puppy home. crate train for safety and security. Puppies chew!


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Begin early on and always start training in short distraction free sessions. Pomeranians are some what challenging to leash train sine the breed is know for being untrustworthy off-leash. Repetitions, short commands, and tasty food (with verbal praise) will work. This dog is often excessively vocal and sometimes labeled a “yappie” dog. You can minimize issue (see How to Stop  Dogs from Barking).

Training a toy breed like this is essential, since living with a trained dog is so much more enjoyable for all parties. Consider trying out the worlds leading SPCA approved online Pomeranian Training course! This training will help you with your Pomeranian especially in 5 areas.

  1. Hyper behavior
  2. Leash aversion
  3. Potty issues
  4. Excessive barking
  5. Protectiveness

 Video: Pomeranian Puppy Training

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