FOLLOW UP To SHould you Ship A DOG? Here is the Pomeranian!

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

she soooooooo cute!!!  yay im so jealous!!! whats her name gonna be? congrats!!! 😀

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@BrideToBe14:  OMG! She’s adorable. I want her too!!!!! 🙂 Good luck.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

my sister has a teacup Pomeranian. SHe is cute but she barks more than any other dog I have EVER been around. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

She is very cute 🙂

Just out of pure curiosity, since you’re traveling so far to pick her up…

If she happens to exhibit a temperment (biting, barking, food aggressive, not friendly to other dogs) that you’re unable to deal with while you’re there picking her up…what would happen then?  Are you bound to bringing her back with you at that point?

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BrideToBe14:  Out of curiosity….how? I mean as far as training them not to bark so much. My sister has paid for sooooo much training and she hasnt changed. EVERYONE thinks she is the cutest little thing but they all complain about the barking even people I speak to on the phone says she barks like no dog theyve ever heard. I know the breed is known to bark a lot. I wish my sister knew that before she paid $2400.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@BrideToBe14:  If you figure out how, let me know.  My parents’ dog is half pom and he looooves to bark.  He has been trained not to bark (much) in the house.  But outside?  All bets are off.  Barking in the house is usually reserved for when someone rings the door bell or is standing outside without entering the house.  (He cannot handle that.  If you’re coming in, come in!)  

But outside?  He’ll bark at paper blowing by.  When he starts barking we bring him back inside so he’ll stop.  

He doesn’t bark all the time.  I’m dog sitting him right now and I haven’t heard a peep out of him all day (he’s currently curled up asleep on my feet.)  He will go hours outside hanging out without barking.  Until seemingly the mood strikes and he’s off again.  (He hates the heat and spends less time outside in the summer.  In the winter you have to convince him to come back in.  Except in this -30 weather.  Even he isn’t staying out long!) 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper

@BrideToBe14: @gelaine22:  Pomeranians, like people, have personalities. Some are talkative because they have lots to stay (like my male) and some are quiet as can be (like my female). Often it is a sign of insecurity but other times it is just plain them having something to say and darn it you are going to listen!

For our dogs they do not bark without reprimand. However, yes they do bark. It is up to DH and I to immediately correct the problem and not be a lazy owner. Does it work immediately, absolutely not. However, we stay on them and stand up, show that we are the “top dogs” and eventually our male quiets down. If it is an insecurity issue such as a new dog, new person, hearing people outside etc we correct the action but do not move to pick him up. We put ourselves between him and the issue at hand so that he knows we are okay with the situation. Again it is not immediate but it does work.

@BrideToBe14:  As for the aggression it is often misunderstood with little dogs like pomeranians and is again often a result of fear and insecurity. After time is given for them to get used to you and their new surroundings with love, affection and treats (use the treats, they are amazing training tools) you will find that often the more feared pomeranian is really just a kitten. Also, a lot of people mix barking and aggression as well. Like I said my male likes to talk and I have to reprimand him but he has never snapped or bitten anyone. Never the less people hear him bark and they jump back as an immediate reaction like he is going to do something. Around new dogs/other dogs this may take time depending on her personality. It is again something that can be dealt with in time.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@BrideToBe14:  She does baby her so that could add to the problem. SHe isnt aggressive at all which helps because once people figure that out (some of them) they ignore her constant barking. 

@Treejewel19:  My sister works full-time and is in grad school so it could be she doesnt have the time? I know I refuse to dogsit because I cannot take it. 

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