The Pomeranian forms a very strong bond with one person and therefore they are not the best choice for first-time owners and more especially families.
The Pomeranian forms a very strong bond with one person and therefore they are not the best choice for first-time owners and more especially families. They are, however, the ideal dog for someone who is familiar with the breed or this type of extremely loyal, small dog. As previously mentioned, these Poms may be tiny in stature, but they boast heaps of personality and are renowned for being total extroverts. Being highly intelligent, the Pomeranian knows how to get their own way which is why they need to be well trained from a young age and not the best choice for novice owners who might see their pets get the better of them.
Poms are very quick to learn new things which include the good and the bad. If they are allowed to get their own way, they tend to show a more dominant side to their character which often results in the dog becoming wilful and unruly therefore harder to handle.
It’s essential that puppies be well socialized from a young age for them to grow up to be well rounded, happy characters. They have no idea of their size which can be a problem when they meet other dogs which they will happily take because it’s in their feisty nature to do so regardless of big other dogs happen to be.
They do not like to be left on their own for short or long periods of time and are known to suffer from separation anxiety which means they are not a good choice for people who spend a lot of their time out of the home. They are a very good choice for people who spend most of their time in the house even when everyone else is out.
Are they a good choice for first-time owners?
A Pomeranian is a good choice for first time owners providing they have a lot of time to dedicate to their canine companions, bearing in mind that these little dogs form a very strong tie with one member of a family which is typically the person who takes the most care of them and who spends the most time with them.
What about prey drive?
Although small, Pomeranians are feisty and they have a high prey drive. They will take on the world more especially if they have been well socialized from a young enough age. A Pom would chase an unfamiliar cat away if they ventured into their territory without hesitation.
What about playfulness?
Poms have a real sense of humor and because they love being the center of attention, they like to entertain their owners with all the antics they get up to. They remain very puppy-like well into their senior years which is one of the reasons they are such a joy to share a home with.
What about adaptability?
Pomeranians are adaptable little dogs and are just as happy living in an apartment in town as they are living in a house in the country.
What about excessive barking?
If not corrected from a young age, some Pomeranians can grow up to be real “barkers” and even when they have been well trained, they often still like the sound of their own voices. With this said, because they are so intelligent, a Pom can be taught to the command “quiet”, but might bark when their owners are out.
Do Pomeranians like water?
Being such small dogs, care should always be taken when a Pom is anywhere near water. With this said, some Pomeranians like water and can swim quite well, but they should never be allowed to jump in swimming pools because of all the chemicals that are used in them.
Are Pomeranians good watchdogs?
A Pomeranian is always quick off the mark to let an owner know when they are strangers about or when they don’t like something that is going on in the environment. However, because they are such small dogs, they are not the best choice when it comes to being an effective watchdog.
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