Big Dog in a Small Body
There are many reasons why your Pomeranian will bark and the most important is to “protect” you. If you are a first time Pommy Mommy you must know that all Pomeranians were breed down from the German Spitz which was an awesome guard dog… which makes your little fur ball an awesome watchdog. They really are “big” dogs in a small body. They are very alert to all of their surroundings and will let you know what’s happening… they should be commended not reprimanded for doing it. Every Pomeranian has delusions of grandeur and you have to understand this… they really do believe they are bigger than they are and will try to protect the humans they love… especially their Pommy Mommy.
Self Protection as an instinct
Certain barking is about your Pomeranian’s “self protection”. It is not uncommon to watch a Pom claim their toys and guard them… which is absolutely O.K.. Dogs are not humans and don’t have to share… what’s their’s is their’s and let it be. Just make sure that you let them know that it is alright. If they have issues and bark when you are standing next to them when they eat… don’t stand over them. If your Pomeranian stood over you while you ate… it would be annoying. Let them eat in peace. Every meal should be a calm event, if there is a lot of noise or commotion while they are eating… they will automatically think that there is something wrong. Meal time is quiet time.
Boredom creates chaos
It’s a known fact that pomeranians can get bored very easily. They are very intelligent so they need a lot of stimuli… if you leave them alone for a long while, like all day… they will want to create a ruckus. Think about a teenager couped up in the house all day… they will create as much static as humanly possible. Well, so will your Pomeranian. When you come home, play with them… don’t make dinner, sort the clothes or call your friend… play with your Pomeranian. Socialization is a big part of helping your Pomeranian not bark… if they are socialized properly they will understand that there is no threat when the see other dogs… and you will be bark free.
A Crazy Household
Too much going on can rouse a Pomeranian’s barking… if there is a crazy energy in the house your Pomeranian will pick up on it and will have fun in the form of barking. Don’t condemn them… pick them up in a calm manner and let them join in the fun. If there is violence or a disturbance, get your Pom out of there to show them that you are the Alpha and you will always protect them… they will then, always trust you.
Coming Home Barking
I know this sounds crazy but you need to except that when you come home from a grueling day at work… your Pomeranian is going to bark when you come in. Remember they love you and can’t wait to be with you. The first thing before anything else is to pick up and hug, talk calmly and just love on your Pomeranian and they will know that their Alpha (Pommy Mommy) is home… and everything is all right. They may have had a hard day also… loud noises, cars backfiring, kids outside playing… it can wear a Pomeranian down.
Attention Barking… Stop your Pomeranian barking
Most Pomeranians will bark when they need to go to the bathroom but when they see that you are attentive to them when they bark they will try to get your attention by barking for whatever they want… this is where you need to be diligent. If you are certain that they have gone to the bathroom and everything else is safe and sound, then… you need to ignore your furry baby. I know, it sounds counter intuitive but if you respect your sanity and love your furry baby, creating boundaries is a very important part of being an awesome Pommy Mommy. Stop your Pomeranian Barking
Make sure that your Pommy has plenty of water. Dehydration is a problem with these little ones and they will bark to tell you about how thirsty they are. If they refuse to sleep make sure that there is a treat or two available and toys if they like them. After a while they will try to mimic your sleep patterns but you can’t give in to their playful wantings… I know it’s hard, but don’t.