Your Pomeranian is fluffy, fuzzy, and incredibly cute. He is also highly intelligent and eager to learn. With a personality twice the size as the dog, Poms enjoy fun and exciting training. You can turn many moments into learning moments with your smart pup. Training a Pomeranian to sit sets a foundation for basic obedience training. The command to sit is a command you will give your dog most often for his entire life. It will be a starting command you’ll give before most tricks, obedience or fun tricks.
Pomeranians are independent and strong-willed, so starting with an easy command such as 'sit' is a great place for reward-based training. Turn this command into an expectation for rewards such as treats or even tasty medicines such as heartworm pills. Having your pup sit before meeting new people or getting attention will help set expectations for good behavior for years to come.
This basic obedience command is easy but still needs to be rewarding. Some dogs, especially small dogs such as your Pom, will find themselves in a sitting position before they even realize this is what you are trying to teach them to do. With practice, your pup will be conditioned to connect the command word "sit" with the action of sitting. This connection is made by rewarding the dog for achieving the position. Repetitive training teaches your dog what to expect, including the expectation of rewards for positive behaviors. This reinforcement training rewards good choices and redirects for poor choices. Starting basic obedience training with the 'sit' command sets a solid foundation for other training.
Your Pomeranian can be any age when learning to sit. If possible, start training as early as possible. Puppies train faster than adult dogs.
You’ll only need a couple of things to train your Pomeranian to sit. He’ll work hard for some tasty treats so be sure to have several on hand when training. Try to set aside some quiet time for training, free of distractions. Keep your training fun and engaging. If he’s not interested in training, he won’t work. Keep your pup interested by holding short sessions often instead of one long session each day.