For a puppy, too much exercise can affect growth, and for adult Poms, too much exertion can cause excessive wear and tear on the body, especially on the joints. But too little exercise can result in health and behavioral problems, and we all want our dogs to be happy and healthy.
A 20- to 30-minute walk at least twice a day is a good routine to start with. But keep in mind that your Pomeranian has short legs and what will seem like a fast pace to him will be too slow for you. But it’s your pace that’s important. You need to walk at his pace. Never run your Pom out, and after every 20-30 minute walk, make sure he gets water and a treat.
A Pomeranian could never be described as boring. Despite having a small body, he has a character that surpasses many larger dogs. He offers his family unconditional love, and once he gets to know you, his loyalty is unquestioned.
He is usually stubborn, daring, tenacious and lively. Because of these attributes, you must find ways to use positive, productive, and reinforcing training that leverages your intelligence. Keep your lessons fun and short to prevent him from losing interest or getting bored quickly.
Why is my Pomeranian so clingy?
Your Pomeranian can be so clingy because you aren’t indoors for long periods of time. As a result, they can experience stress and isolation. Which can lead to separation anxiety. Medical conditions, history and temperament can also make your Pomeranian clingy.
Your Pomeranian is so needy as long as you reinforce his behavior. You offer food when your dog follows you into the kitchen. Pet them when they approach you or sit next to you. They are very excited to see you. This is because you often give them rewards such as praise or treats.
Little Pomeranians still need exercise to stay healthy and happy.
They are energetic dogs that enjoy running around in an enclosed yard, chasing a ball or toy. They also enjoy hiking. Two brisk 20-minute walks a day will help your Pom burn off energy. Remember that your Pom has a double coat of fur, so avoid times when it’s extremely hot outside. Your Pom will likely have to walk really fast to keep up with it due to its size. Slow down and let your dog match your pace so he doesn’t push himself too hard. If you notice that your dog is getting very tired, it’s time to go home.
Pomeranians are smart and easy to train if you use the right approach. A smart dog can also be a mischievous dog, and combined with the Pom’s stubbornness, this can quickly go awry. Training sessions should use positive reinforcement and a special reward that your dog loves. Keeping their attention can be difficult at times, but not impossible.
Misbehavior: Help, my Pom is howling and barking non-stop!
Poms can be VERY annoying. Although they probably sound like a high-pitched, muffled trumpet. They get excited about the simplest things, from a spider on the wall to lizards darting across the floor. Despite their tiny size, they can still act as your chief watchdog and will let you know if there are any unrecognized strangers approaching your home’s gate. He will bark at the top of his lungs, letting you know about this potential danger. Out of the corner of his eye, he could catch the quick movement of a pedestrian cat walking outside or a bird making mating sounds. Its bark demands your immediate attention, distracting you while you are busy trying to make a successful trade in the foreign exchange market.
So what can you do? The best thing you can do is teach your puppy some good old-fashioned discipline. Put your Pom in a room or its own box for now. Your pup may bark and rebel, but don’t be swayed by his pleas. Eventually he will calm down and learn his behavior turns him off.