Giving your pet the attention and cleaning they need is a priority, especially if you own a dog. But bathing your dog is not always easy. Most dogs hate the thought of jumping into a tub of water and having soap all over their back and neck, and that includes Pomskies. Sometimes giving up and giving the job to a professional groomer is a wise choice. Even if you do end up paying for a groomer, you know that the next time your dog will need another bath is around the corner. Is it possible to make bath time easy and fun for your dog? Well, let's find out. Training your dog commands like sit and stay will help when bath time comes around.
Items you will need
Gather the following suggested items into your bathroom before you begin bathing your dog. If you are not prepared, you are allowing your Pomsky to drag wet soapy water around the house and that's never fun. All of these items are required in order to bath your Pomsky the best most efficient way possible.
Get your Dog Ready
It is always wise to have your dog prepared and ready when you start the bath, and that means clipping your dog's nails and brushing its hair. If you cut your dog's nails before the bath, it will help so that you don't get hurt badly if they try to escape.
Wear clothing that you are not planning on wearing again, ones that can be ruined. You can now begin to bring your Pomsky into the bathroom or room you plan on bathing your dog in. Practice a few commands with your dog and give it a few praises before you make it enter the tub. If your Pomsky does not know any commands yet, that is okay. You can praise your Pomsky for other things they do. After this, you will help your dog enter the tub. Make sure that the water is not too hot and not too cold. You will also want your Pomsky to be able to hear and feel the water before it begins its bath.
Slowly and gently begin to help your dog enter the tub. If your Pomsky persists, you can start by entering the tub first to show your dog everything is okay. Once your Pomsky is in the tub, start by rubbing its shoulders and back. Gently pour shampoo on the coat, making sure you do not get it any on your dog's head yet. While you are rubbing your dog's fur, you can slowly rub shampoo onto the head and ears. Be very cautious and try not to get any shampoo in its eyes. You will also want to put cotton balls into your Pomskies ears to help so that water does not get inside (remove them when done). If you put a few drops of mineral oil in your dog's eyes, it will help so that they don't get irritated as much. You can apply the mineral oil each time you think your Pomsky has gotten some soap into its eyes. After covering your Pomskies coat with shampoo and soap, you can rinse it off using a bowl, cup or Shower-head. Make sure you remove all soap so that your Pomsky doesn't have to deal with irritated skin later.
After you are done giving your Pomsky a bath you will start to dry its fur and coat. Get a towel and begin to rub and dry your dog's coat. If your Pomsky has longer fur, you will want to use a blow dryer on low to help. Once you are done with that, you may have a lot of fur leftover on your bathroom floor; that's okay. It's better kept in the bathroom than in other areas of the house. Most of the time after a dog has been given a bath; they will feel fresh and rejuvenated and may start to act hyper or run around the house for a bit. This is normal and usually doesn't cause damage unless your Pomsky hasn't been dried off yet.
Tips to make bathing your Pomsky easier
Bring a friend
If you've ever tried bathing a dog before you know that it can get hectic really fast and super stressful. Having a friend that can hold your dog and help it to stay still longer will make a world of difference.
Get your water at the right temperature
If water is too hot or cold, it may shock your dog and be harder in the future to try to bath them again. Water should be warmer than room temperature but colder than your regular baths.
Massage your dog
If you make your Pomsky feel relaxed and happy, it will be much more comfortable in the future to bath your dog again. Dogs love being scratched and given a massage. Make it comfortable and stress-free for your Pomsky.
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When analyzing a healthy diet for your pomsky, it is crucial to think about how often you should feed them, what times are most beneficial, and what foods you should avoid in your pomskies nutrition.
How often should you feed your Pomsky?
2-6 month old puppies- Each pomsky puppies should be fed 3 meals daily during this period. You may need to include snacks as well in between meals.
6+ month old dogs- Your pomsky should be fed 2 meals daily during this stage of their life. Giving them snacks between meals is recommended as well. You can plan on giving them snacks between their meals during this time as well.
How much should I feed my Pomsky?
Although the response to this question depends on the type of dog food, whether it's wet or dry, the activity level or your Pomsky, and so-on, we have a few guidelines you can follow to start with, and then you may change it based on the needs of your dog and ingredients of your dog food.
Should I feed my Pomsky Wet or Dry Dog Food?
Foods that are unhealthy or poisonous for Pomskies
Pomskies are great dogs by nature, but when they whine, it’s hard to know what to do. That’s where we come in. Training your Pomsky to stop barking and whining is easier than you think as long as you have patience and are willing to show lots of love and affection when getting there. In this article, we are going to tell you the top 5 things you can do to get your Pomsky to quiet down and whine less often.
Before we get started, it is always wise to know that if your Pomsky has just started to whine and it is very uncommon for them there may be a medical concern and you should always check with your vet to make sure they are okay. For starters you will want to search around the house and check the dogs surroundings. If you notice something unusual such as a package that your dog could have gotten, it is likely may may have eaten something that could be harmful to their body. However, If you've recently bought your Pomsky within the last month it is very common for them to whine, so don't be alarmed. The time period that your Pomsky starts to whine will be between four to six months, and that is when you will need to implement these actions. Older dogs may be harder to train.
Give your dog plenty of exercises
Giving your Pomsky enough exercise is a miracle worker as far as whining. If you give it enough exercise throughout the day, your Pomsky will feel loved and accomplished and will be a lot calmer. Professional trainers have stated that giving your dog exercise that includes time with their owner will increase their satisfaction.
Keep your Pomsky on a schedule
Set up a plan for your Pomsky. This will help them to know precisely when and how they will receive their food and exercise. If you are strict with their diet and routine, they won’t feel the need to whine in order to show you they are hungry or need training. Most puppies will wine when they feel like they aren’t getting enough of something or when they want more attention. If you start giving them more attention one day, but slow it down throughout the rest of the week, your Pomsky will feel like you’ve forgotten about them and try to regain the care they had before by whining.
Give your Pomsky a Massage
Just like humans, dogs sometimes feel stressed or anxious, and having a relaxing, meaningful massage is a great way to relieve some of those stress hormones. To get them to calm down, try rubbing the parts of their back that seem tense or stiff. On this topic it is also important that you never reward their whining behavior. If you begin to massage them while they are whining they will continue to whine in order to receive what they want. Instead ignore the whining and once they stop immediately reward them for stopping by giving them a massage or treat.
Giving your pomsky a healthy nutritious diet will help tremendously when you are trying to train and calm down your dog. If your Pomsky continues to whine or bark throughout the day, there might be something in its food that is making it hyper or overactive. Make sure to go to a vet if you have any concerns with allergies or to see of any issues your dog may have. If your dog does not receive the right amount of protein that can also make it hyperactive. Use foods that have ingredients like fish, white rice, and lots of meats.
Some dogs require medicine to help with their digestion or other issues going on inside their body. Talk to a vet and see if there are any prescriptions that you can give your dog to help them calm down. If the medicine you are using is causing them to sleep more throughout the day or if they seem less active than before you should stop taking that medication immediately and consult with your doctor.
At Brookside Pomskies, we make it our goal to give our dogs the best health possible and continue to do whatever we can for our dogs. Your satisfactory is our goal. If you are interested in buying a Pomsky puppy from us, you can visit our available puppies on our website or fill out an application. Thank you for visiting our site have a fantastic day!