One thing all dogs love to do is play! Play time can be running through an agility course, a visit to the local dog park or as simple as playing in a box of packing peanuts that the delivery person just brought to the front door! As you may know, all my Pomeranians at the Pommy Mommy home are rescue dogs, so I want to show you how we do play time rescue pomeranian style.
One night Yoki and Daddy were on the floor and Yoki decided it would be fun to play “tug of war” with dad’s shirt! This was her first official “play time” that she actually played with an object for more than 5 minutes. They ended up playing for over 45 minutes! Play Time Rescue Pomeranian
Other ways I teach “play” is to put a wrapping paper tube in front of a doorway that the girls have to cross over. The goal is for them to check it out by sniffing it first. Once they sniff it I praise them and give them a small treat. Once they jump or step over it they get rewarded again. By doing this activity with the wrapping paper it is stimulating the Pomeranian’s thinking process! This activity can also be done with a cardboard box. Just make sure the dog can’t walk around it. They must walk on it, then the next day open the box so it creates a tunnel. This way they are made to walk through it. Your Pomeranian may not understand this at first, make sure to help and encourage them through the process.
It’s so rewarding to be able to teach your dog something new that they enjoy. Play time is a great time for you and your Pomeranian to bond and have fun! If you would like some Pomeranian-sized toys and treats… why not try a Pommy Box? Play Time Rescue Pomeranian