If there’s one thing every Pomeranian knows it’s that they are very important, and if we as Pommy Mommies are forgetting this fact, we will surely be reminded. What better way is there to let a Pom know how much they are loved and valued than to throw them a Pomeranian birthday party? In fact, expert dog trainers and Veterinarians highly recommend early socialization of Pomeranians to prevent them from developing a closed off, shrill personality and eliminate aggressive behavior.
The Guest List
If you have friends who also have Pomeranians, feel free to send them an invite to the party, but other dogs or even people will do. Human children are welcome as well, as long as they are old enough to know that tugging on a Pom’s ears or tail is not allowed, since these dogs have very little tolerance for that kind of behavior. You can meet these friends at dog parks, puppy kindergarten or they can be people you already know. But whomever is invited should be aware it’s your Pomeranian’s party, and he will need to be treated like the guest of honor. To make sure everyone stays clear on the purpose of the party, formal invitations and special party decorations and favors should be provided for your puppy, such as those found at party retailers.
Decor and Entertainment
Decorations that are hung in entryways, such as banners or balloons can be hung up high to provide lots of stimulating color to make your Pom even more aware of his special day. Often baby shower favors or toys can be re-purposed for a puppy party, such as bibs, durable teething rings, or plastic balls that puppies can play with. Just be sure that anything your puppy is playing with is well made and not easily destroyed by puppy teeth.
If your party is outside in a fenced in yard, which is a good idea with other dogs at the party, your decorations can be attached to a gazebo, a clothes line or your garage. If the weather is warm enough, try putting a bit of water in a kiddie pool or run a low sprinkler to help the dogs at the party stay cool and hydrated.
A puppy party is meant to be fun, so the menu needs to be handled a bit differently than it would be for a human party. You can certainly offer snacks for the humans in attendance, but once again it’s important to remember your Pomeranian is the priority. Scheduling the party around your furry baby’s regular meal time and letting him have special Happy Birthday Pommy Mommy Treats is a good way to make it clear to him that the day is special without throwing off his routine too much. Avoid serving things that are known to be especially bad for dogs such as chocolate and sugar. (Top 10 things not to feed your Pomeranian)
When Enough is Enough
While Pomeranians like to be the center of attention, they also know when they’ve had their fill. If your Pom starts barking excessively or shows other signs that he’s just not having fun anymore, calm him down. Often times the best way to accomplish this is simply to hold him, possibly in another room for a few minutes. Putting him in a kennel he is comfortable in or use a natural product designed to calm nervous dogs. Rescue Remedy is the one Pommy Mommy uses with great success and is available at many natural food stores such as Whole Foods or Sprouts. If none of that works, it just might be time for the party to end. Thank your guests for coming, and spend a little one-on-one time with your partying puppy.