When your dog comes running up to you and almost jumps on you with a happy smile on its face, what do you do? Your dog is hyper and over-excited. Any uninformed person would smile back, pet its coat, and praise the Pomsky. But would you want your dog to do this to another person? Say, for example, your cute little Pomsky runs up to your grandma and jumps on her out of excitement? Although it might seem a bit weird, don’t encourage that kind of excitement. There’s a big difference between encouraging happy behavior and hyper behavior. If you praise your hyper Pomsky, she will sense that you like it when she’s hyper and will find it rewarding. The next time your Pomsky puppy tries to jump on you, turn the other way or push her back down. When you do this, you shouldn’t do it playfully, or it will have no good effect. One thing to note when calming your dog is that you should also watch your own energy. Whatever energy you put out, you will get back. If you are angry, your Pomsky will also act similarly. This is why you should always do it calmly and confidently. That way, your Pomsky puppy will know that you don’t like it when she jumps on anyone including you and will eventually stop doing it.
Give Your Pomsky an Activity To Do. However, if your dog is very persistent and still jumps on people, you can give her an activity to do. When your dog continuously jumps on you, then she keeps asking for something to do. When ignoring her doesn’t work, then keep your dog busy by setting up an obstacle course in your backyard for her or have the dog go through a training program. If you do this on your own, make sure you have all the supplies you need before jumping into it. You can even set your Pomsky up in some dog sports, like agility or lure coursing. Taking your hyper Pomsky to a dog park will help burn its energy out while having fun and engaging with her peers.
Praise Calm Behavior
Calming your dog will be much easier if you praise her when she is already calm. If your Pomsky puppies are motivated by treats, you can give them a treat when they are relaxed and encourage it even more.
Wear it Out
A dog’s hyperness and overexcitement most often come from boredom. One of the ways to avoid a Pomsky being hyper is to burn its energy out by getting enough exercise and sufficient high-quality dog food. The easiest way to make sure your dog gets enough exercise every day is to build a routine. Pomskies needs to have at least one 30 minute walk every day and a little playtime to satisfy its energy level. You can have your routine consist of a morning walk, breakfast, and an afternoon game of fetch. Many times when dogs jump on people, it is because they have excessive energy gathered up inside of them. One way to burn their energy out is by playing focused games in the backyard, like tug of war or fetch. Although, when your Pomsky gets too excited and overly hyper, you should stop the game and give her a treat when she’s calm. This way, your Pomsky will know that when she is quiet, she gets a treat.
If your Pomsky is naturally overly excited and hyper, it might take a while to see results when you do these things. The important thing is to stay consistent. If you have done all of these things and still don’t see results after a few weeks, be sure to talk with your veterinarian.
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