House training your Pomsky gets very frustrating and seems like a long time. Which is why there are so many people searching for the answer to training their dog. When you first get your Pomsky you're likely to be experiencing a lot of stress and emotions especially at night time. Every new dog has a hard time in their new home during the nights and it’s very common for your dog to whine or bark while you are trying to sleep. Now let’s get one thing straight, some dog owners like to sleep with their dog to calm them during the night. But there is only one problem to that. If you let your Pomsky stay in your bed with you at night or even just in your room it is going to be very hard to get through crate training. Which is a big step for house training. So I’m going to try to relieve some of your stress with a couple of tips.
Potty Training Your Pomsky
When you first begin to potty train your Pomsky you will notice that they tend to go when you aren’t watching them. When you turn around or start paying attention to other things around the home your Pomsky will try to be sneaky and get away with doing their business. Which is why it is very important to keep them on a leash at your side for the first month or so.
At first they will resist being on a leash but that’s normal. In order to help them overcome this, you will want to let them wander around while dragging their leash behind them. This will get them used to having something around their collar. Be aware of their surroundings while you are doing this and don’t let them be alone otherwise they will find a spot in the house to do their business rather than outside.
I like to tie my dog's leash around my belt loop so that I’m not always holding it in my hand. Once your Pomsky starts acting weird or tugging on the leash immediately take them outside and let them off their leash to find a spot to do their business. You may need to wait at least 10 minutes before they use the bathroom but once they do pet them and give them tons and tons of praise. You will also want to give them treats as well.
Continue this process for the next couple of days and if your dog happens to have an accident inside pick them up, take them outside, and praise them outside where they should have used the bathroom. I know it sounds weird to praise them when they made a mess but it helps if they know where they are getting the praise from. If you use a harsh tone or you’re mean to your Pomsky it will make this process take longer than it needs to.
Crate Training Your Pomsky
This is probably the most frustrating to dog owners. Considering the only thing you really can do is be patient and wait for Pomsky to stop barking. It will usually take anywhere from 3-7 days to crate train your Pomsky. But they will get the hang of it soon enough. However, If you do let your dog stay in your bed the process could take up to 2 weeks.
When you are crate training your Pomsky you will want to let them warm up to the crate before you force them inside. One of the ways I like to do this for my dog is by putting a small amount of Peanut Butter on the inside of the crate, that way your Pomsky will smell the peanut butter and enter the crate on it’s own. I do this during the day so that she gets comfortable with her kennel before night time comes along.
Keep your Pomsky in its kennel each night for the first couple of days. It’s going to be stressful and loud but it will get better over time. Some dog owners suggest keeping the dogs kennel at your bedside so that your dog can feel safe. Others put their dog in the other room or a closet to detract from the barking. Choose the one that works best for you. You may want to invest in a good set of earplugs if you want to get sleep the first couple of nights.
During the first couple of weeks your dog will need to use the bathroom every two to three hours during the night. Set a timer or some kind of alert to wake you up when you need to take your dog out. After they get older they will only need to use the bathroom 0 to 2 hours throughout the night.
If you want to crate train your Pomsky during the day in case you have guests or need to do some cleaning around the house, you can do this by putting your Pomsky in their crate while you wander the house.
At first they will bark or whine for a while but you need to ignore them and turn your back away so that they know that barking doesn’t phase you. Once they stop barking for about 5 minutes you want to immediately let them out and praise them so that they know that good behavior makes a bigger difference more than barking does.
I hope this helped you in house training your Pomsky. If you or someone you know is interested
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