Your cute, fuzzy Pomeranian is small enough to learn to go potty inside your house. But in an effort to control where he goes, you can train him to use a litter box. When you train your little guy to use a litter box indoors, you give him the freedom to be home alone for longer periods of time without the worry of having accidents. This decreases your stress as well as stress on your Pom’s mind and body.
Not only is litter box training your Pomeranian a great idea because he's such a small dog, but it's also a great idea for owners who don't exercise with their dogs much. Because Poms are so little, inclement weather can make it difficult to take them outside. Pomeranians who live in high-rise apartments in the middle of large cities with very little grass can also benefit from the ability to go indoors.
Training your Pomeranian to use a litter box is not much different than training him to go potty outside. It will require lots of repetition and an understanding of when he typically goes so you can put him in the litter box at the appropriate times. Your Pomeranian will typically need to go potty after meals, upon waking, and at regular intervals throughout his day. During these times you will take him to the box and show him where he's supposed to go then reward for success. Repetition will be key for litter box training. This breed has a reputation of being difficult to house train, so if you're training your Pomeranian to use a litter box indoors, you may want to consider training him how to go outdoors as well. This will be helpful when you visit dog parks or go to someone else's home and he needs to go.
You will need to choose a litter box and appropriate litter to use for your Pom’s box. Be sure to clean it each day. Some owners use a leash to take their pups to the box the first few times. Avoid carrying him to the box as he might only go in the future if carried. You will also need some treats to reward for using the box. Consider making these treats different than the treats he gets every day, and only use them for litter box training. Be sure you are around to take him to the box during the times he will most likely have to go while he’s learning. This sets him up to succeed quicker than if left to figure it out on his own.