August 31, 2010

What are some advantages and disadvantages of owning a pomeranian?

I have a two month old pomeranian. She is a girl. Her name is Maya.
I've only had her about a day so I really don't know her all that well. But she seems pretty good. I'm just wanting to know what to look forward too.

Poms are my absolute favorite breed!!!! I have owned 4 Poms. My 1st Pom Rita I got as a B-day present when I was only 10 years old. She died last year at 15 so you can imagine how heartbroken I was. Pom females are really great when it comes to housebreaking, so you're lucky there. I recommend putting down a pee pad and also taking her outside it will make your life a lot easier! Just be careful with feeding her when you're eating because most Poms will end up being horrible beggars My girl Gina tries to steal the food out of my hand LOL I got her when she was 4 months old and I think she was really spoiled.

A lot of people have negative things to say about Poms like they're aggressive but I have had a ton of experience with them and in my experience they are the most outgoing + friendliest little dogs ever.

Another really important thing to remember is they're VERY prone to eye and teeth problems. It's really important to keep snacks to a minimum and feed her dry food daily. Not to say you can't give her treats but not all the time. Especially soft soft and cheese is the worst for their teeth. I give Gina milk once a week as a treat and it's good for her teeth. Other harder treats are good to like those dog treats that look like bacon. Also greenies is great for their teeth! They are expensive but the small ones are like $2 each.

Other then that just enjoy her puppy hood! Poms tend to have similar personality types. You'll notice the cute little things she does that you've seen other poms do, like tilt her head to the side when she's confused or how they dance when they're begging. I can't really think of any disadvantages and like I said before house breaking a female Pom is really easy.

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August 31, 2010

Victoria @ 11:50 pm

advantages
-funn and playful
-soft and fury
-funny at times

disadvantages
-pee in the house
-poops in the house
-might act up
-just take care of it and train and it will turn out ok and i bet you are going to be a good traioner and a good person to take care of the dog.
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September 1, 2010

devi @ 12:12 am

I adopted a 2yo. He makes a wonderful companion and is very smart. He is also very stubborn, leash reactive, and is not friendly to strangers. I have to be very firm with his training and let him know I mean business (within reason of course, firm/loud voice, time outs etc.). Make sure you socialize the HECK out of your puppy so she will not feel fearful in any type of situation. I imagine mine wasn't socialized very well as a puppy, and that's why he is the way he is.

He also hates for me to handle his feet and open his mouth so work on that with your pup as well. Most little dogs hate having their feet handled because they get stepped on all the time. That reminds me, he's under my feet ALL the time.. and under my chair etc. Just be careful and watch where you step. As much as I love the thought of him wanting to follow me all over the place and be right next to me all the time he gets in the way alot as a result. In a Pom book I have it suggests wearing slippers with a really cushy bottom so it won't hurt their toes as much if you do happen to step on them (trust me, you will!)

I've heard Poms can be difficult to housebreak, so make sure you take her out on a regular basis- every half hour, hour, whatever to ensure there are no accidents and get your puppy used to eliminating on a schedule.

I'm more of a large dog person and never thought my first dog would be a Pom but I really enjoy him a lot and would love to have more of them around.
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L.A.Princess @ 12:38 am

Poms are my absolute favorite breed!!!! I have owned 4 Poms. My 1st Pom Rita I got as a B-day present when I was only 10 years old. She died last year at 15 so you can imagine how heartbroken I was. Pom females are really great when it comes to housebreaking, so you're lucky there. I recommend putting down a pee pad and also taking her outside it will make your life a lot easier! Just be careful with feeding her when you're eating because most Poms will end up being horrible beggars My girl Gina tries to steal the food out of my hand LOL I got her when she was 4 months old and I think she was really spoiled.

A lot of people have negative things to say about Poms like they're aggressive but I have had a ton of experience with them and in my experience they are the most outgoing + friendliest little dogs ever.

Another really important thing to remember is they're VERY prone to eye and teeth problems. It's really important to keep snacks to a minimum and feed her dry food daily. Not to say you can't give her treats but not all the time. Especially soft soft and cheese is the worst for their teeth. I give Gina milk once a week as a treat and it's good for her teeth. Other harder treats are good to like those dog treats that look like bacon. Also greenies is great for their teeth! They are expensive but the small ones are like $2 each.

Other then that just enjoy her puppy hood! Poms tend to have similar personality types. You'll notice the cute little things she does that you've seen other poms do, like tilt her head to the side when she's confused or how they dance when they're begging. I can't really think of any disadvantages and like I said before house breaking a female Pom is really easy.
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