Great Tips On Pomsky Puppy Training
There are a lot of things that are exciting about the prospect of getting a new puppy. If you are a first time dog owner there is also a lot that you have to consider before you ever bring a new puppy into your home. It is important to have a checklist so that you make sure that you purchase everything that your Pomsky pup will need. Check out my article on First Night Pomsky Supplies. It is equally important that you learn everything you can about those first days with your new puppy so that you and your new pet can form a bond that will last a lifetime.
You also have to make decisions about training your Pomsky puppy and correcting the inevitable behaviors that can become problem issues if they are not caught early on. Finally, learn how to keep your puppy happy throughout its entire life. If you do these things, you will have a friend that will always be there for you that you can enjoy for years and years to come.
The First Days
The first days of owning a puppy can try your patience, to say the least. Puppies are harder to take care of than adult dogs for a number of reasons. They have shorter attention spans, they cannot “hold it,” so to speak, for more than a few hours at a time (meaning they need frequent potty breaks) and they have a tendency to cry a lot, usually in the middle of the night.
When you have a new Pomsky, the situation is new to you but imagine what it feels like for the puppy. Your new pet has been whisked away from its mother and its litter mates, not to mention any familiar surroundings. It is placed somewhere unfamiliar around a bunch of strangers and has no idea what is about to happen. When you look at it from this perspective, it is a lot easier to understand why the puppy cries all night long.
One of the most difficult things about getting a puppy is that somebody has to be around to take care of feeding and potty breaks almost all the time. You simply cannot leave Pomsky pup alone for long periods of time like you could an adult dog, so if everyone is working all day long, you will have to figure out some type of arrangement in order to make it work.
Developing a Bond
Developing a bond with your new pet is essential to your Pomsky training. Simply put, your puppy has to love you and respect you if you want him to listen to you. Dogs view everything from a dog’s point of view, meaning that they look at situations and interpret them differently than humans do. When a dog is around other dogs, there is usually a clear leader that everyone else follows.
The other dogs fall into line or they have to deal with that leader. This is how dogs learn and unless they come to see you as the leader of the pack, they will not respect you enough to do what you are asking of them. The way that you achieve that is by being consistent, being firm and showing love. This is essential to developing the bond that will allow you to train your Pomsky the way he or she is supposed to be trained.
Training Your Pomsky Puppy
When you start puppy training, you want to start with the basics first and move on to more complex things later on. The first things that you need to teach your new puppy are to sit and stay, come, and heel. Teach your Pomsky to come by calling its name and saying the word. Reward your puppy with his favorite treats when he comes to you. You can teach him to sit and stay in the same fashion, but it will probably take a little more time to get this one down. It is crucial that the two of you perfect it because it can help you correct problem behaviors later on.
When you are teaching your puppy to heel, be patient and reward him with treats just like you would any other time. As the two of you progress through your training, you will have the chance to train your Pomeranian Husky to walk off the leash, all by using these simple commands.
Another important command you should teach your puppy is leave it. This will allow you to command that your dog drop anything that he has in his mouth at any given time, which can go a long way toward protecting both him and your belongings.
The most important thing to remember is to have a lot of patience. Your new friend will not always understand exactly what you are asking of him, at least not at first.
At other times, it will be hard for your dog to pay attention. Have patience and simply keep trying when your dog does not properly perform a command until it gets it right. Make sure that you always reward your pet for doing what you ask him to do and that you never scold him or yell at him for not doing it.
When you are training a puppy, do several training sessions each day and limit each session to 10 to 15 minutes. Remember, puppies have short attention spans so if you try to go for longer than that, you both run the risk of becoming frustrated. Training then becomes a negative experience that your pet wants nothing to do with.
Correcting Behavioral Problems
As your Pomsky grows and becomes more adept at learning new things, there is virtually no limit to the number of things that you can train him to do. Along the way, you will probably run into a few problem behaviors that you need to correct. This is normal behavior for a dog and behaviors like chewing, jumping and barking are things that most pet owners have to contend with and find a solution to.
Fortunately, most of the problem behaviors are relatively easy to correct. They require the same level of consistency, patience and love that you have displayed all along and it is equally important that you display firmness when you are correcting behaviors.
Your dog must learn that jumping on other people or barking at every little sound is not acceptable. Typically, when your dog does something that he should not be doing, you tell him to stop by saying the word no and then you redirect his behavior to something more positive. When he responds in the proper way, give him a treat but only when he does what you ask him to do. If this does not correct the behavior, you may need to look for something that is causing the behavior.
Sometimes deeper issues are going on. If so, it is important that you correct those behaviors before moving on. For example, your dog may be barking because it is tense about being left alone. If that is the case, your problem is going to take a little more effort to correct because you have to find a way to release that nervous energy. Spending some extra time playing with your dog or going for an extra walk will usually solve the problem.
Keeping Your Pomeranian Husky Happy
As previously mentioned, it is important that you develop a bond where you and your pet can be happy for its entire life. In order to do that, you have to realize that you are making a commitment each and every day to keep your dog happy. It is not enough to merely train your Pomsky when it is new and then leave it to its own devices. If you do that, you will have an unhappy pet that probably turns to destructive behavior as a means of entertaining itself and no one in the family will be happy. Make sure that you make a conscious effort to make your pet a part of the family and that everyone interacts with it on a daily basis. Play time and walks are just as important as fresh water and regular feeding schedules.
If you have difficult work schedules, there are ways to work around it, such as hiring a pet sitter or creating a special place for your pet where he can play and be safe without getting into trouble. You will make an effort to do all of these things whether your puppy is brand new or you have had your best friend for more than a decade. As always, firmness, consistency and love will go a long way toward keeping both your pet and the rest of your family happy.
Owning a pet is a huge commitment, but the rewards are so tremendous that it is worth every ounce of effort that you have to put forth in order to be a good pet owner. The bond that you develop with your Pomeranian Husky begins the moment that you bring it home and it is something that has the power to change your entire life. If you really love animals, your dog is probably going to become your best friend.
If you are not that much of an animal person, be prepared to change your mind because there is every chance that you will become an animal lover before it is all said and done. The most important thing that you can remember throughout the entire journey is that your puppy will give you unconditional love, each and every day of its life. It is vitally important that you return that same love and that you give your Pomsky the discipline and the structure that it needs so that he can be secure and happy in his life with you. If you follow these tips, you can have a great life with your dog and minimize the chance of any behavioral issues as the two of you move forward together.