The Pomimo is a hybrid breed that combines the Pomeranian with the American Eskimo, two fluffy and friendly parent breeds. Pomimos are playful, outgoing and affectionate towards all family members, including children. They're attentive and responsive, likely to notify you of any visitors by barking! This loving pup needs lots of exercise daily, to burn off excess energy as they're full of it, which they get from both parent breeds.
Pomeranians are adorable, amiable and devoted to their family. These tiny pups weigh only approximately five pounds, though they're bold, bouncy and playful. Likewise, the American Eskimo is a loving companion who needs daily exercise. This breed is larger and comes in three sizes -- toy, miniature and standard -- though all types have the same fun personality. They're eager to please, obedient and they love the outdoors, even during the cold months! Keeping that in mind, the Pomimo is a tiny bundle of energy who requires moderate exercise daily that challenges them both mentally and physically!
Obedience training is something that can be done in the home regularly, with sessions ranging between 30 to 60 minutes in length. Obedience training will strengthen the bond between you and your pup, as it will teach them their place in the pack. You don't need a professional for obedience training, but exploring and learning how to deploy different training techniques is essential!
Review the basics of training including the equipment you need and the essentials of conditioning and leading. Once you have an understanding of how to train your pup, begin regular lessons in the home that focus on one command to start. After learning a skill, frequently revisit it using short refresher sessions. After learning the basics, you can turn obedience lessons into fun games that implement the learned skills.
Socialization is an essential part of healthy development for dogs, just as it is for humans. That being said, there are many ways you can integrate opportunities for socialization into your Pomimo's weekly routines and schedule.
For starters, visiting your local dog park will guarantee your pooch has a chance to interact with others. In addition to a dog park, you can also arrange activity dates and sleepovers with another dog companion, providing the conditions for a deeper bond to form. Going for a daily walk is another way to run into other dogs living in the area, though this may not always lead to play time. With a variety of activities to choose from, you can pick the socialization method that best suits your schedule your pup's personality!
Believe it or not, many dogs have been taught to jump rope, including American Eskimo breeds. That's why it's a good idea to introduce skipping or jump rope to your Pomimo. Pomimos are energetic and bouncy, which skipping is the "pawfect" outlet for!
Grab a regular skipping rope from your local department or dollar store. This is the only material you'll need for the activity. If you're training how to skip, treats will go a long way in reinforcing your "jump" command. Find an area large enough for swinging around the rope. Before all that, though, teach your Pomimo how to jump using your obedience training sessions before you get started!
Try out one of the many brain games you can
play indoors including Hide-and-Seek or object search. Both games can be played
quickly and spontaneously and they require your pup to use their tracking
American Eskies have a history of pulling, so take advantage of this instinct and skill by making it into a game. Teach your pooch how to pull a cart or wagon using a harness. They may not be strong enough to pull you, but carting other objects is a great way to work your Pomimo physically and mentally.
With a busy and bouncy personality, there are plenty of ways for you to work your Pomimo mentally and physically. Incorporate an hour of activities into your Pomimo's daily schedule either consecutively, or by breaking it down into different activities.
For instance, you can combine 20 minutes of brain games with a short refresher obedience session after visiting the dog park for a half hour, all in the same day! Include regular opportunities to socialize by alternating walking with playdates and dog park visits. Other ways to work your Pomimo physically include carting or skipping lessons. Varying the activities you explore and being consistent with exercising your Pomimo will foster healthy development and of course, keep them satisfied.