Acquired: Breeder (hobby breeder)
Training: I haven't learned care / training techniques
Posted March 12, 2015
A word of warning - the typical Pomeranian thinks they're "hot stuff."
Mine is a sharp-eyed busybody who must check out every sight, sound, and activity and preferably tell you what he thinks about it. He is delightfully alive and aware of everything going on around him. This sounds like a good trait, and for the most part it is, but just be prepared to be woken up at 3 AM when they've spotted a bird outside.
Pomeranians need to be socialized early, or they become suspicious and snappy around strangers. However, most are fine with other pets - most male Pomeranians in particular can often run and play together with little or no bickering. Some Poms, though, are bossy and will attempt to chase strange dogs, regardless of size. (Mine once pursued my Great Dane around for the garden for half an hour before giving up.)
Pomeranians are very bright and will look directly at you, cocking their head attentively. BUT they are not inclined to take orders from anyone whom they view as below themself in importance.
Don't allow him to become possessive of his food or toys, and control barking from day one.
These little balls of fluff won't meekly submit to mischief or rough handling and is not a good choice for children. But they are loveable and very happy little things.