Behaviour and personality
The temperament of the Pomeranian matches its proud looks. Inquisitive and proud, most Poms live out their active and lively days; however, they are not hyperactive. This is a clever dog who can easily adapt to the situation they are put in. While they love sitting on your lap and getting or giving kisses, they are just as happy on their own, exploring the house on a self-made mission.
No matter if you opt for a teacup Pomeranian, toy Pomeranian, or standard size, the Pomeranian are happy, funny pups. They easily assimilate to virtually anything you want them to do. For example, if you want them to play fetch outdoors, they will. If you want your pup to ride around in a purse all day, they will.
It's important to make sure you understand these dogs are curious and independent. They also have a take-charge type of temperament. As a puppy and mature dog, the Pom will want to explore new things and will remain watchful over their family and home. They tend to bark quite often and may get themselves into trouble by taking on larger dogs. Most Poms believe they, too, are the size of a German Shepherd or Rottweiler.
Thanks to the dog's short legs, Pomeranians don't require too much exercise. They will be happy with a short walk or two during the day; however, they do have the stamina to go on longer walks if it is something you want to do with your pup. Most people will love seeing your cute little Pom trotting along, holding their head up like they own the world.
As mentioned above, the Pomeranian is extremely adaptable. Depending on the mood they are in, they love to snuggle with you or just play around the house. You can make your Pom the center of attention by teaching them fun new tricks, which will also help them get plenty of exercise and bond with the family. Just make sure training sessions aren't too long, as this breed doesn't have that long of an attention span. Also, make sure you are prepared with plenty of treats when they get something right.
Your top priority when bringing home your Pom should be to teach them to walk on a leash. They can be a bit difficult to housebreak because they will avoid going outside when it is rainy or cold. It's best to use positive reinforcement when attempting to train your Pom.
Be sure your Pom isn't jumping off the furniture because they may break bones or injure their joints.