June 14, 2009

How do I house train my pomeranian puppy?

I am getting a male pomeranian puppie in a couple weeks and I am trying to find out how to house train it. He is only ganna be six weeks old and I go to work from 7 am to 3:15 pm. How should I house train it.

Crate him….not in a huge crate, or he will just go in one of the corners and pee.
You are going to have to get up early and let him out, feed and water him, and let him get rid of all of that BEFORE you crate him up for work….DON'T put any food and water in the crate.
When you get home, take him out of the crate IMMEDIATELY, and say whatever word you are going to use over and over while you are taking him outside ("potty, outside)…and praise him like crazy when he goes.
I also don't give my puppies water after about 8pm in the evening…and I NEVER just leave water down for them to drink whenever they want; you will never get him potty trained like that.
You could also think about leaving him with a pet sitter for the day.
Good Luck.

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June 14, 2009

rescue member @ 11:16 pm

Same as any other puppy, get a book on dogs, their care and training - before you get the dog.

Not a very good idea to get a puppy when you are gone that long - not fair to the poor puppy to be alone that long and pups can't hold it for very long when they are young, hard to potty train under those circumstances.

You would be better off with a mature dog.
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Jessie T @ 11:51 pm

6 weeks old? You should really wait until he is 8 weeks old to separate him from his mom. 8 hours is also wayyy too long to be leaving a puppy home alone, so make sure you have someone home to check up on him at the very least every 4 hours. If not, I would suggest getting an adult dog… A lot of people want puppies because they're cute and they will be able to grow up to your lifestyle, but aren't really prepared to care for the puppy. Puppies are extremely hard to take care of, and if you don't properly socialize and train it, problems will arise in the future. This is how many dogs end up in shelters. Also, many adult dogs in the shelter are already potty trained. Most have also had their personalities evaluated, so you know if the dog is right for your lifestyle. Keep in mind that a dog is a 13 year commitment!
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June 15, 2009

tanika971 @ 12:35 am

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Housetrain-Pomeranian-Puppies&id=476758

read this site all the info you need on house training.. Good luck
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Kimberly A @ 12:41 am

Crate him….not in a huge crate, or he will just go in one of the corners and pee.
You are going to have to get up early and let him out, feed and water him, and let him get rid of all of that BEFORE you crate him up for work….DON'T put any food and water in the crate.
When you get home, take him out of the crate IMMEDIATELY, and say whatever word you are going to use over and over while you are taking him outside ("potty, outside)…and praise him like crazy when he goes.
I also don't give my puppies water after about 8pm in the evening…and I NEVER just leave water down for them to drink whenever they want; you will never get him potty trained like that.
You could also think about leaving him with a pet sitter for the day.
Good Luck.
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Apacapacas @ 1:28 am

Six weeks is too young. He will not have learned bite inhibition from his mom and littermates. Further, in most states, it is illegal to sell or give away a puppy younger than eight weeks. Ask your breeder to keep him for another couple of weeks.

Get a covered x-pen for your puppy, as well as a crate. Put the crate, water (it's illegal to leave a dog without water), and a toy inside the x-pen, and cover the floor with newspapers and puppy pads. Leave the crate door open so the pup can go in and out at will.

Take him outside for a short walk (a dog can walk for 5 minutes for each month of its life up to about 24 months), but a puppy may not always do its business in only 5 minutes - another good reason to wait until he's eight weeks old) as soon as he wakes up in the morning - any delay and it may be too late. He'll piddle on the pads during the day, because even at 8 weeks, he has no bladder control. Take him outside to his potty spot 15 minutes after each meal and immediately after he wakes up from a nap, as well as every hour between. A friend who's willing to come every hour and let the pup out for 10 minutes will be a BIG help in housetraining him.

Leaving a puppy alone for over eight hours a day is NOT good for the puppy. Puppies need company - their littermates or their humans - or they'll whine and get frantic. They won't be socialized, and they'll be aggressive towards other humans and towards other dogs.

There are three "MUST READ" books you can probably get at Amazon.com.

1. The first is "The Dog Whisperer" by Cesar Millan. Teaches you how to be a pack leader.

2. The second is "The Dog Listener" by Jan Fennell. Teaches you how to get willing cooperation from your dog.

3. The third is "The Art of Raising A Puppy" by the Monks of New Skete. Teaches you how to get a puppy started right as a member of your pack.

Good luck! Have fun with your new puppy!
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lollyel1982 @ 1:47 am

Strap a Diaper on him. I have a 5 year old pom who pee's on everything. He is neutered, but still pees. I have a 4 month old Akita who is fully potty trained. I have had several dogs in my life and never had a problem with potty training before my Pom.
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