So, you want to be a Pom Parent! In order to master this job, you have to understand the ins-and-outs of Pomeranian puppies. Learn how to care for your Pomeranian by understanding their feeding preferences, grooming needs, basic training techniques, and more. If you do this right, you’ll end up with a healthy, happy, cuddly, and cute ball of fluff for years.
Pomeranian Puppy Feeding Basics
While this might go without saying, it’s important to note that Pomeranians are small dogs even as adults, so their puppies are so much smaller than you might even realize! Not only does this mean they have small heads, small mouths, and small stomachs, but they have to eat small amounts of food. (1)
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Pomeranian puppies should ideally be fed small amounts of food three times per day when they’re under six months old. Once your Pomeranian puppy is older than six months, their feeding schedule can be reduced to two times daily. Fresh, clean water should be left out for you Pom pup at all times. (1)
It’s important to note that a Pomeranian puppy can suffer from hypoglycemia if they aren’t able to eat small amounts of food throughout the day. As a very small breed, they are able to transfer the food they eat into energy fairly quickly, making it important that new sources of energy are available as needed. (1, 2, 3)
Pomeranian Puppy Grooming
As small puff balls, Pomeranians require a bit of regular grooming in order to stay clean and healthy. That’s why you should start grooming your Pomeranian puppy from a very early age in order to get them accustomed to the feelings of being groomed and handled. A Pomeranian’s double coat doesn’t require as much attention as many other coated breeds, but it does need to be properly groomed at least two to three times per week. (1)
You can begin by laying your puppy on his or her back on your lap, talking kindly to them, and petting them gently. When they’re comfortable with this, you can take a brush to their fur gently, paying special attention to areas that become easily matted such as behind their ears, in their armpits, and around their tail. Occasionally bathing your Pom with puppy or dog shampoo will also help. You’ll also want to be sure to trim their toenails. Your puppy may dislike this at first, so it may take some getting used to. (1)
Pomeranian Puppy Training Tips
Training your Pom puppy is a lot like training any puppy. It takes a lot of dedication, patience, and persistence. Be sure to puppy-proof your home before introducing your Pomeranian puppy to the new space to make your training efforts as easy as possible. Remove any wires, electronics, and other items that you don’t want to be chewed. Consider getting down on your hands and knees with a flashlight and looking for anything that’s small and could be a choking hazard for your new puppy (things like string, children’s toys, rubber bands, buttons, etc).
Keep in mind that upon arrival, your Pomeranian puppy could be scared. Bring them into their new environment gently and kindly, and show them where they’re allowed to be. If crate training, make sure it is set up in a comfortable, safe place for them to easily retreat to for rest if they need it. (1)
Puppies will quickly learn to use the bathroom outside of their sleeping quarters, especially if they are taken out to potty every few hours. Reinforce the proper bathroom location with praise and treats so they learn where and when to do their business. Don’t let your puppy run free in your home right away or they’ll choose for you where the bathroom is! Begin training your Pom pup the moment they get home, but be sure to do so gently (but firmly!) as they can be a delicate breed. (1, 2)
We Love Pomeranian Puppies!
Pom pups can be a true delight, but watch out! They’ll rule your whole world if you let them! They’re easily a person’s best friend but they’re more than willing to call the shots if their pet parent allows them to dominate. Just be sure to properly implement the rules, feed them when they need it, and get ready for plenty of cuddles! For more information, check out our Ultimate Guide to Caring for My Pomeranian.