Pomeranian puppies are undoubtedly adorable and cute, but it does not mean they do not need to be housebroken as any dog. As part of making a good thing between everyone in your home and the puppy, house rules, like puppy toilet training is important.
A dog is known as the one with the habit and they can go to the toilet in the same places they have been before. It is your job to control where they go so they will not make a mess. When they are not trained, your place might be messy with them inside.
For those who are wondering how long it takes to potty train a Pomeranian puppy, it takes as much time as it takes. Every puppy is different. Some of them might take a few weeks while some other ones might take a few months. Keep in mind that these things cannot be rushed so please be patient and allow them to take their time.
There are several steps that you have to follow if you want to potty train a Pomeranian puppy. Please do well and do not skip anything.
- Select a spot
Before taking the puppy home, some important decisions should be made. One of them is to decide whether you are ready to give them potty training. Some people prefer potty training them inside on the puppy pads or litter boxes since they are small. It is actually fine in the winter but it is not that good because it can delay the housebreaking process.
Another thing to decide is the spot where a Pomeranian puppy is going to poop. It is really important. Do not use different places because they will be confused and the process of training will be harder.
- Get all the necessities
You will need to prepare everything that is needed to potty train, such as:
- High value treats as rewards
- A playpen or a crate
- Puppy peeing pads or a shallow litter box
- Supplies for cleaning
- Begin the potty training
Stop procrastinating and start the potty training now. Delaying the process is not good as it leads to the formation of bad habits.
- Bring the poppy to the potty spot
Bringing the puppy to the potty spot as often as you can is important to prevent them doing their business in the house and to teach them the right thing to do their business outside. It is actually not difficult knowing Pomeranians bathroom habits that are predictable. Please take them to the spot a few times, including in the morning, before sleep, after meal, naps, and after they play.
Due to the fact that the Pomeranian puppy cannot hold their bladder for very long, please take them outside or to the peeing pads often.
- Limit the house access
It is important to limit the house access because if they are too comfortable being inside whenever they want, they will pee or poop anywhere. You are suggested to put their needs beside their place and the peeing pads on the other side. Keep them in the playpen when you are not around. In addition, you can also use crate training.
- Deal with the accidents that might happen
It is possible for the accidents to happen even though you have taken the Pomeranian puppy to the potty spot. If this kind of situation happens, remember to not yell, punch, or punish them because it will only make them afraid to do their business. The thing that you can do is to at least say “No”. You can also take them to the right spot. It is also encouraged to praise them and give them reward when they do a good job. Do not forget to clean the mess that was made to remove the smell or it will be used again by the puppy. For your information, they tend to go to the place where they smell dog urine.
- Think about crate training
Some people might think that crate training is useless when in fact it is good when you do not know how to potty train the Pomeranian puppy. Crate training does wonder to potty training and learning bladder control. Feel free to leave them inside the crate at night or every time you cannot be with them. However, take a note that it should not take more than a half hour during the day.
- Try to no make mistakes
Learning from the mistakes done by the other owners are really important when poppy training to avoid the same mistakes. Here are some helpful tips that you might want to try.
- Avoid giving them food near to the time when they are going to the bed unless you want to accompany them taking their business in the middle of the night.
- Do not forget to tire the puppy before heading to the bed to make sure they will sleep through the night without waking up.
- Add the frequency of bathroom breaks if there are accidents in the house.
- If there is no sign of the Pomeranian puppy to pee or to poop after five minutes, you can bring them inside and crate them for 20 to 30 minutes.
- Choose the right size of playpen. For a young Pomeranian puppy, a 8 foot square pen is enough. There should be a space for water, food, toys, bedding, and pee pads.
- Do not go to the side of a Pomeranian puppy instantly when they bark or whine after they are put in the crate. If you do otherwise, they will think that they can just make a noise to make you come close to them.
- In case the Pomeranian puppy has frequent accidents at night, you can set up the alarm and bring them outside in the middle of the might.
By following these steps, it should be easy for you to potty train a Pomeranian puppy. You can discuss with the others if you have a hard time.