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Pomeranian Puppies Care Guide

09 Apr 2013 | by Kritika Ponia | Posted in: Wellness

Pomeranian or Poms are super adorable, super cute, and super spunky dogs! These little dogs are full of energy and they can change your entire life all together with their presence. These little pooches are highly confident, intelligent, lively, and thorough extroverts. Sometimes it feels like the makers just packed too much energy in their small bodies! These dogs can make amazing pets because they are usually healthy and robust. They like children, too, but you should be very careful because your little child may hurt your little Pom puppy by mistake. On the other hand, your puppy will not harm your child and you can be absolutely sure about that! Dogs know only love and care, see?

Do you have a Pom puppy at home? Are you looking for a step-to-step guide to help you out? Well, here you are! Here is everything that you need to know about your little furry friend and more:

Training

No matter which puppy you have, training him is an absolute must! You have to take good care of him and train him well so that he does not become a nuisance when he grows older. You have to set the foundation when he is a puppy so that he grows into a well-behaved dog.

The most important aspect of Pom puppy training is potty training or house training. Know that this is extremely crucial and you have to be very patient. This is because training the smaller breeds can be outrageously difficult. It is not that they don’t listen. It is that their bladders are very tiny and they simply can’t control themselves until they reach the right spot to eliminate. On the brighter side though, cleaning up their accidents is easier when compared to larger dogs.

Always be vigilant and keep an eye on your puppy. Remember it won’t take longer than a couple of seconds for your little pooch to pee and escape from your sight. Supervising your puppy closely is thus an absolute must!

With puppy care and potty training, patience along with consistency is required. Always follow the routine religiously and you should be loving in your approach with a tinge of firmness so that your puppy knows that you are in no mood to fool around.

Repetition is the key here. Only when you repeat will he know what you want from him.

Feeding

Another important aspect of puppy training is feeding. You should know how much and when to feed your puppy. For this, you have to remember two things: Pom puppies have less appetite but at the same time, their metabolism is fast and they will be hungry very soon!

Thus you should feed them frequently in little doses. Feeding your puppy 3-4 times a day is perfect. If you don’t feed him well enough, he will fall prey to hypoglycemia. Be careful.

The bowl you serve your puppy in should be clean and shallow. Remember that he is too tiny to be able to eat from a deep bowl. The bowl should also be firm and tip-proof. At the same time, ensure that you buy a separate bowl for water.

The food you provide must be of the HIGHEST quality so that your dog gets all the required nutrition and grows into a healthy dog.

Behavior

This is vital when it comes to Pom puppies. These puppies are way too intelligent and can mislead you!

Their cute looks and adorable bodies can mislead you very easily. You will end up falling prey to their naughtiness. These dogs are known to be highly intelligent but stubborn at the same time. They are active but independent. You should use these traits to train your puppy into behaving properly.

Be loving and firm at the same time so that you don’t spoil your puppy, which is VERY easy considering how cute this breed is. However, don’t give into their cuteness so easily.

Another thing about Poms is that they bark too much. You should control that while he is still a puppy.

Grooming

Dog grooming is highly important with these puppies because they have a dense coat, which is very thick. You should brush your dog everyday or at least four times a week and give him a bath once a week. Brushing regularly will prevent all tangles. Trim your dog every now and then too, so that he is clean and neat.

Know that these dogs shed a lot. Thus, it would be ideal to invest in shedding tools. These tools will ensure that your dog does not shed as much as he generally does. A shedding comb is a good idea.

One thing to note is that every now and then he will shed a lot! Your dog’s hair will become very messy and thin but you don’t need to panic. This is very common and happens with all Pom dogs.

Conclusion

Poms are super intelligent and super cute. Love them as much as you want but don’t spoil them. Otherwise, they will manipulate you with ease and have their way all the time. Take good care of your puppy and give him the best food and clean water so that he is nourished and his immunity is strong right from the start. Your puppy may be small but he has lots of needs.

If he gets stubborn or misbehaves, don’t be harsh with him. Try to teach him through love and positive reinforcement. That works much better than being brutal and shouting at him or beating him up. Instead of punishing him, make your displeasure with him obvious through your tone. When he behaves well, give him a treat or praise him.

Lastly, remember that these dogs are way too active to be lap dogs. They like being independent and will not cuddle in your lap for too long. They will jump right out, ready to protect you from strangers with their powerful bark. If the bark is too annoying or if you live in an apartment, make sure you teach him not to bark so much right from the start. That will help.

Love him, pamper him, but teach him too!

Comments

Ashvin Vasava
Thank You For Your Precious guidance Kritika..keep heplping dog lovers.

By: Ashvin Vasava | 13 Jul 2013

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