Simple answer; yes, all dogs bark.
But if you’re wondering how much a Pomsky barks, take a look at their parents. The lovely, but vocal, Siberian Husky, is one of them. As well as the compact, but alert, Pomeranian. Both breeds are great “watch dogs,” which would make the Pomsky another great watch dog, too.
Watching cute dog videos on the internet is a must for almost everyone. They will make almost anyone smile. If you love these videos, you’ve seen a cute talkative Siberian Husky before. They will sing for you. Sometimes it even seems as if they are talking to you. A Siberian Husky also loves doing their signature howl.
If you’re lucky, your Pomsky will serenade you with a beautiful howl of their own. Like their beautiful counter part, the Siberian Husky. A Pomsky may also make a few sounds that sound like words, too. If you have ever had the pleasure of watching a Siberian Husky video, you may hear different words. Although they aren’t saying words, it sure sounds like it!
The Pomeranian doesn’t quite use its vocal powers the same. Although it isn’t rare for you to hear a Pomeranian make a beautiful howl or two. Their bark may be a little bit more ear piercing than the Siberian Husky. On some occasions, this cute compact breed can be “yappy.” Which may result in constant barking. Which comes in handy if you have an intruder come in the home.
Their barking isn’t always just to alert you that someone is at the door. They may bark if they want something. Some may even bark if their bored. At the same time, some may bark more than others. While others will bark less than their sibling.
Pomsky Barking Triggers
There are several factors that may cause a Pomsky to bark. These barking triggers may come in handy. Some may come off as annoying. It’s important to know what may trigger a Pomsky to bark. In case you’re ever in a situation where barking is not appreciated, you will know what triggers to look for.
- Protecting Their Human (You!)
- Protecting Themselves
- Over Stimulation (toys, treats, etc.)
- Loud sounds (sirens, vacuum cleaners, etc.)
- Over Indulgence (getting their way, spoiled, etc.)
Correcting Excessive Barking
In some cases, you may come across a Pomsky who has a case of excessive barking. This isn’t comfortable for human ears. Excessive barking also isn’t something a Pomsky is fond of either. But, barking is their way of communicating with you.
Some of the above triggers may cause excessive barking. But, there are other behavioral problems that may cause excessive barking as well. If a Pomsky is barking a lot without any triggers, it should be further investigated. Not just for the Pomskies sake, but for your sanity as well.
The Humane Society of The United States says that training is a huge part of controlling barking. There are a few training tips that the HSUS also recommends.
- No yelling. When you yell at a dog, you’re barking with them. More than likely, the barking will get louder.
- Stay positive. Keep your training sessions happy. Make sure you’re upbeat and positive. Make sure your dog knows you believe in them.
- Consistency is key. While, as humans, we’re great at remembering things, dogs may slack of a little. You need to make sure that you stay on top with your training.
Keeping those training tips in mind, you’ll need to take the extra step. It’s time to work on that excessive barking.
Controlling Excessive Barking in Pomskies
- Remove barking triggers. Does your Pomsky bark at an excessive level when the vacuum cleaner runs? Get someone to take your Pomsky for a walk while you vacuum. Make sure your Pomsky can not hear the vacuum cleaner.
- Give your Pomsky plenty of stimulation. The Pomsky breed needs plenty of stimulation. A bored Pomsky may turn into an excessive barker. It’s important to give them plenty of exercise. Take your Pomsky to play at the park. You can even take them for a long walk. That will be great exercise for both of you.
- Ignore. Ignoring the barking is important. If you acknowledge the barking, your dog may become more excited. Excitement is without a doubt a barking trigger. They will feed on your behavior towards the barking. Ignore it and move on.
- Don’t tell a barking Pomsky that “it’s okay.” While this may seem like cruel and unusual punishment, it’s important. Saying “it’s okay” is not a smart move with an anxiety filled dog. Pomskies won’t hear the phrase as a comfort phrase. They will hear it as it is okay that they are barking. So, that makes it okay for them to continue.
- Accustom your Pomsky to barking triggers. At a slow pace, introduce your dog to barking triggers. Make sure you are consistent with the introductions. Before long your Pomsky is not phased by any of the well known barking triggers. Because now they are familiar with it. There’s no anxiety with the trigger anymore.
- The “Quiet Command.” This command is an old, but useful, training command. The “quiet” command also comes in handy with an excessive barker. Teaching the quiet command may seem backwards. Because you must teach the “speak” command before you can teach the “quiet” command. Once a Pomsky masters the “speak” command, he or she will be able to master the “quiet” command. So, when your Pomsky is barking, you can use the “quiet” command to silence the barking.
There may come a time when none of the above tricks work. This may mean that your Pomsky requires a more thorough examination. It may be wise to consult a veterinarian if your dog is still barking at an excessive level. Excessive barking is also caused by pain or confusion. Confusion may have some relation to an underlying condition. A condition that needs to have a veterinary examine.