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.
I just got her about 1 1/2 weeks ago and ever sense I've had her everytime I hold her she constantly is nipping at me. She always thinks it's alright to constantly nip and play. I can't rub her without her biting at me. I try to tap her nose and say no but she doesn't quit. Where I can't even hold her nor show any effection towards her cause she contantly nips and plays rough. What do I do. Help cause I am where I don't want her if that's all she is going to do.
Hello, First, know that most puppies are developmentally not ready to leave their litter before around 8 weeks of age - so the behavior you are experiencing is something that's normal for pup around litter mates. Sometimes pups need to go to homes earlier because they aren't being taken care of by mom dog, were orphaned, found as strays, ect...Sometimes dishonest breeders will send them home early to avoid the extra cost and work of raising the puppies. Either way, the early age you brought pup home is most of the reason for the behavior - it's normal for pup's to act that way toward each other at that age. They learn to control their mouths more through the feedback that the other puppies give them. Check out the article linked below. Starting today, use the "Yelp" method. At the same time however, begin teaching "Leave It" from the "Leave It" method. As soon as pup is good as the Leave It game, start telling pup to "Leave It" when she attempts to bite or is tempted to bite. Reward pup if she makes a good choice. If she disobeys your leave it command, use the Pressure method to gently discipline pup for biting when you told her not to. Expect this to take time - pup is young. The order or all of this is very important - the yelp method can be used for the next couple of weeks while pup is learning leave it, but leave it will teach pup to stop the biting entirely. The pressure method teaches pup that you mean what you say without being overly harsh - but because you have taught pup to leave it first, pup clearly understands that you are not just roughhousing (which is what pup probably thinks most of the time right now), so it is more effective. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite When pup gets especially wound up, she probably needs a nap too. At this age puppies will sometimes get really hyper when they are overtired or haven't had any mental stimulation through something like training. When you spot that and think pup could be tired, place pup in their crate or an exercise pen with a food stuffed Kong for a bit to help her calm down and rest. Finally, If you are using discipline methods that involve physical roughness with your hands - like flipping pup to their back, then I would switch to a different method. Also, work on getting puppy used to touch and handling. Use puppies daily meal kibble to do this. Gently touch an area of puppy's body while feeding a piece of food. Touch an ear and give a treat. Touch a paw and give a treat. Hold her collar and give a treat. Touch her tail gently and give a treat. Touch her belly, her other paws, her chest, shoulder, muzzle and every other area very gently and give a treat each time. Keep these times calm and fun for pup. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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Hello Mohammed, You can teach him to come when you call his name by calling him, making a little noise to get his attention, the tossing him a treat when he looks. After practicing this often he should start to anticipate a treat when you say his name, so toss the treat less far so that he has to walk over to get it. When he will walk close to you, then hold it out for him to get out of your hand after calling his name. Practice this often, every day if you can, to create a habit of him coming to you when you call him. Once you have done the training above, if you want better reliability, then keep a drag leash on him in the house when you are there to supervise and make sure it doesn't get caught on things. When you call his name, if he doesn't come, step on the end of the leash, lead him over to where you called him from, then praise or reward. Gradually phase out the treats overtime as he improves. For outside, after you have done the above training you can also follow the tips from the article I have linked below and simply replace the word "Come" in the method with his name - teaching him to come to his name. https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-whippet-to-recall Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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