The Pomsky is the latest in designer breeds for dogs. This particular dog is a mix of a Pomeranian and a Husky. The result of this mix in breeds is one of the cutest puppies ever.
The Pomsky tends to have traits from both of the breeds and is typically fairly strong willed. In addition, the dog will need plenty of exercise as both the Pomeranian and the Husky are known for being fairly active dogs. When you first get a Pomsky, it is important to show the dog that you are in control.
This will lead to a dog that will be better behaved in the long run. Here are a few tips for training your Pomeranian Husky Mix.
1. Crate Training
Crate training is one of the best ways to get your Pomsky puppy to behave. In order to start crate training you will need to make sure that you place your puppy’s crate in an area that is safe. There should be no drafts in the area and it should not be near a heater. The crate should be kept in an area that is close to the family. Make sure that you choose a crate that is right for the size of your dog; it should not be too big or too small.
Your puppy should be kept in a crate during meal times and during sleep times. If your puppy becomes restless and starts to whine, you will want to use a cue word or words to guide them into a relieving area. The cue words may be something as simple as go ahead. When the puppy goes in the correct place you will want to make sure to reward them, either with a treat or with praise.
Repeating this will teach your puppy to become fully trained by the time they are four to six months old.
2. Biting Prevention
When it comes to training your Husky Pomeranian puppy, one of the most important things is to prevent him or her from biting. This can be tricky, but it can be done with a little bit of patience and time.
It is important to remember that all puppies need to play, tumble, and fight, with other dogs.
Giving your puppy time to socialize with other dogs is good. The dogs will bite each other and play together. The biting and playing with the other dogs will teach the puppy that there are limits of biting. They will learn that they can bite too roughly and by altering the way that they bite can affect the way that the other dogs react.
If your puppy is biting you or you do not have a safe place to take your pup to play with other dogs, consider buying some toys for your puppy to chew on. You will want to make sure that you give your dog plenty of time to play and chew. Teach them that there are certain things that they can bite and certain things they cannot. If they tend to chew on your fingers or toes, redirect them to their toys.
3. Whining and Howling
If your puppy whines and howls all the time, it can become quite annoying.
The first step will be to place your puppy into a crate or other confined area for a short amount of time. When the dog starts to howl or whine does not immediately attend to him or her. This is going to teach the puppy that they are not going to get your attention by doing this. If the noises continue, it is a sign that your puppy is not ready for being on their own.
Spend more time with the puppy to help calm them down and then with repetition your pup will learn that he does not need to worry when you are not there.
4. Pulling on the Leash
When it comes to leash training your puppy the first step is to make sure that you have a leash that is suitable. It should not be too tight or too loose.
You need to start out holding your pup on the leash where a walkway ends. You will want to place a treat at the end of the walkway. Begin walking towards the treat. When your puppy starts to pull on the leash, say no and then go back to the beginning of the path.
When your puppy walks toward the treat calmly, make sure that you reinforce the behavior by rewarding your puppy with an extra treat.
5. Teaching Obedience
When it comes to teaching obedience repetition is key.
Repeating commands such as sit, shake, and roll over, and rewarding your puppy at the same time will reinforce good behavior. Dogs are used to being nagged, with commands such as Get Off and stop that. For this reason, when your puppy learns commands, reprimands will also gain respect.
Redirection will work best. For example, if your pup is getting on the couch, use the command off and then encourage them to sit on their bed instead. This will promote the act of lying in his or her bed instead of on the furniture.