Training your Pomeranian to come when you call him, also known as “recall,” is a vital life skill to give him. Since they are such small dogs, Poms can sometimes find themselves in the line of danger the blink of an eye. You want to be able to call him to your side to make sure he stays safe and sound!
Although intelligent, Pomeranians can be headstrong and obstinate, especially if they are not used to training. Try to bring some patience to the table when teaching recall. The trick to getting your Pomeranian to come when you call, every time? Make her think it is in her best interest to do so, of course!
Read on to find out how to train the basic skills for recall. We will also show you how to turn your training sessions into a fun game as well how to “proof” the behavior so you can count on your Pomeranian coming even when there are distractions around such as other dogs, people or toys that she loves.
You won’t teach your Pomeranian to come every time in a few training sessions. However, if you are patient with her, and follow some basic principles, you should be able to teach her to reliably come when you give the recall command with a few months of practice under different conditions.
Here are some tips to follow in addition to the step by step methods offered in this guide:
Even the smartest Pomeranian in the world will need some patience and consistency in order to learn to come when called reliably. You will need to teach the basics, as well as practice recalling her in as many new places as you can.
Your Pom will learn best if training sessions are short and fun and she is rewarded at a very high rate. In addition, randomly choose a few times a day to practice recall and be sure you have a great reward ready when she responds. These random tests should receive extremely valuable rewards and high praise.
The only special equipment you will need to teach your dog to come when called is a leash or rope that is about 25’ long. The purpose of this long line will be so you can work with her outside safely. It will also allow you to enforce your recall in the later stages of training.