Tips to Understanding Your Pomeranian

By on April 12, 2012

understanding your pomeranian

Here’s a few tips to understanding your Pomeranian. Pomeranians, are members of the toy group of dog breeds. The ever loving Pomeranian makes a very loyal and friendly pet. Pomeranians are ideal pets for older wanna be dog owners, singles who actually want stability and loyalty in their relationship or anyone living in a small space, like a one bedroom in New York City, Chicago or Los Angeles and any city in-between.

Many groups of dog breeds are classified by their ability to do “work related” tasks, such as “the working group” (guarding property and rescuing the lost… Siberian Huskies, Great Dane, Samoyed), “the sporting group” (Hunting, retrieving and field work… Labrador retrievers, setters, spaniels, pointers) and “the hound group”(Great at howling and also have an extraordinary sense of smell so they can track prey… beagles… blood hounds).

Toy breeds on the other hand were really breed for human companionship. Toy dogs like the Chihuahua, the English Toy Spaniel, and the Pomeranian make it their duty to be at their Mommy’s side at all times. Sometimes at the most inopportune instances but that’s why they make such an excellent pet.

Pomeranians are a very confident breed. With such confidence they have no security issues to who they are and what position they hold as the ultimate sidekick to the leader of the pack. Poms often request and then demand your attention, so be ready to keep your new friend entertained at “their” will. These small dogs have huge personalities. They are little furry balls of energy with lots of intelligence, inquiry and are completely animated.

Pomeranians are extremely suspicious of strangers and treat new people coming to the house with caution, they will voice their opinion by barking repeatedly when meeting these people for the first time, especially in “their” home. You will see by the nature of their protectiveness that they become very attached to you as their master and leader of the pack and will show this protection when they believe you are being threatened.

Pomeranians are a strong-willed dog which undoubtedly requires you to be a confident owner who is not afraid to take charge. If your Pomeranian’s cockiness goes unchecked, it can lead to neurotic behaviors like biting, snapping, moodiness and an all around annoyance.

understanding your pomeranian

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Although they are strong-willed, Pomeranians are perfectly content on sharing the household with other dogs, even another Pomeranian… or two. If you have never had the pleasure of having a Pomeranian before, it is a good idea to consult an dog trainer who is experienced in training Pomeranians in obedience… this will help to correct any problems early on in the relationship, especially if you rescue one.

Pomeranians are very little and have a fragile bone structure and need to be treated with absolute care… so as not to injure your new friend. It is essential to learn methods of discipline that do not involve physical punishment or force. Housebreaking is usually very difficult, but some really great tools such as potty pads along with determination, patience and a smile, will begin and sustain eventual success.

Overall, I can’t think of a better pet than the Pomeranian. These dogs are outstanding and prized for their devotion. They provide such awesome companionship for dog lovers especially ones who live in a confined space. Poms exercise themselves in any space they are provided… when they need exercise they will find a way, even if they have to twirl around to get it. I have a large house and Yoki still loves to twirl.

A devoted lap dog, the Pomeranian is a loyal, protective companion and makes an excellent pet for anyone. If you have a Pomeranian and would like to join our Facebook Fan Page please click here

Trish says:

My Pom chews the pee pad? Any suggestions? Also his ears stay down. When do they perk up. He is 4 months.

Alva Bradley says:

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Ashley says:

Hello I just have one main concern with my little guy, Brodie. I got Brodie when he was 5 months old, and now he is almost 3!! Time really does fly. I babied him a lot.. Everywhere I went, he was right there with me.. Didn’t matter the place or time! But now, he is very mean to anyone who is not me. He gets very scared around strangers and barks like crazy.. And as soon as someone tries to touch him, he freaks out and tries to bite them. I always spank him(gently) and tell him he’s being naughty, but that never works for long.. Hoping you can help me with his anger problems.. Is it because I babied him he don’t want me to be around anyone but him?? Thank you!!

Pommy Mommy says:

Yes it is because you babied him. Never spank him ever. Give me a call and I can help you. 702-943-0118

Les McDonough says:

I really appreciate your information. I have a problem I hope you can help with. Thirteen months ago, my beloved PeeWee, a Pomeranian/Shih-Tzu died after a long illness. My husband adopted 3 Basset Hounds ages 9 and twins aged 8 from a puppy mill. They are sweet, loving dogs and I adore them, but wanted to wait much longer than the months he waited to get these little sweeties.

I grew up with Basset Hounds and am familiar with the breed. My problem is that I want a Pomeranian puppy-a sort of portable little dog I can be best friends with and take to work. I am a clinical social worker, so I have a certain amount of freedom with respect to my work hours and can actually bring my dog to work. PeeWee was my constant companion and little buddy, love bug darling boy.

When we adopted PeeWee he became the 3rd dog in a family with a 10 year old Basset Hound and 9 year old Lab/Akita cross. The Basset was my dog and very dominate, but true to the breed, she slept a lot. PeeWee was pretty assertive, but when both senior dogs died, PeeWee ruled with an iron fist. I adore him.

My question to you is, do you think it would be advisable for me to get a Pomeranian puppy, given the consternation of my household? I trust your advise and will respect your opinion.

with tremendous gratitude,


Pommy Mommy says:

Les… Bringing puppies into a house with mature dogs is quite an aspiration. Most mentally sound older dogs will automatically take on the “Alpha” role… and you need to let this happen. The only real problem with that is, if you take your Pomeranian puppy to work you will be giving the new puppy “special” attention not given to the other dogs. It is very important that all the dogs know their roles in the house and you as an owner also know those roles. If not, when you leave them alone there may be some animosity. I hope this helps.