PupPod is a resource for dog owners to help their dogs exercise their minds. The PupPod Wobbler toy can be purchased as a bundle with a Pet Tutor Bluetooth dispenser. This is the first dog toy specifically designed to increase a puppy’s brainpower. PupPod is designed with a Bluetooth system to help you know when to give your dog treats. The best part about PupPod is when you are away or don’t have time to play with your dog; the Bluetooth dispenser will release the treats for you. Keeping your dog entertained and out of the way.
Challenges and fun: PupPod gives your dog a variety of fun by making multiple challenges and offers ways for your dog to level up. The difficulties start when your dog walks close to or sniffs the toy. A Bluetooth signal will then be given to your phone, letting you know when to toss the treat. After mastering that portion of the challenge, they will have to touch the toy before the signal motion goes off for another treat, slowly the PupPod software will make challenges harder and harder which in return makes your dog smarter than ever. The toy will then start using sounds, lights, and timing, making puzzles for your dog to solve. There is no end to the amount of fun your dog will have.
Rainy day with PupPod? Are you stuck at home with your wild, hyper dog and don’t know how to get it the exercise it needs? PupPod has the perfect solution. Just place your PupPod toy at the top of some steps and your Bluetooth dispenser at the bottom. Then watch as your dog begins running up and down the steps for its treats. No steps? No problem. Just try the same thing but put your toy across the hall or at the end of a long room and the dispenser on the other side and let your dog do the rest.
Do I have to pay for the dispenser if I only want the toy? PupPod allows you to choose to purchase the PupPod toy alone or with the dispenser. While most owners like to buy the two as a package, it is not required. You can also purchase the toy first to see how you like it and if you feel like the toy would be great for some doggy alone playtime.
Helping your dog with separation anxiety: If you are out of the house a lot and aren’t able to be with your dog during the day, it may be causing your dog to go through something called separation anxiety that will cause your dog to whine, bark, or chew at objects around the house. PupPod can help. Using the PupPod toy allows your dog the freedom to choose when and if they receive treats, and it also keeps them busy on their own so that they don’t have to feel abandoned or left alone.
Does my dog need prior knowledge to use the PupPod toy? Not at all. One of the great things about PupPod is that it starts with the most natural possible step that every dog can master, and that’s sniffing or walking by the toy. It won’t be long before your dog realizes how to get treats and masters the highest challenges on its own.
If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
Part One of this This article was written by Jake at Pomsky Owners Association
Welcome to part two of our pomsky training mini-series. In this mini-series, we’re giving you bits and pieces from our Pomsky Training Book to help you train the perfect pomsky.
Pomsky training tips
These are must read tips BEFORE you begin training.
Five pomsky training tips:
Start training as soon as your pomsky comes home. The younger your pomsky is the easier it will be to train. Your pomsky needs to know at a young age that the owner is the one that provides value. When the pomsky behaves, the owner is the one that provides praise, the owner gives treats and the owner decides when the pomsky can play. Remember to start with the basics. Get the basic behavioral training and commands down first; these are absolutely the most important aspect of a well-behaved pomsky, don’t get too excited about teaching your pomsky party tricks. Even though they may be boring they are crucial to the harder commands. Don’t expect your dog to learn 5 new commands in one day. Understanding that the process is slow is important. Training cannot be rushed.
Training a pomsky is a lifelong task. It’s important to start small and work your way up. Start with the priorities such as recall, sit, stay, where to potty, when to eat and not to beg. Once you master the simple commands and behaviors, it will be much easier to move onto the complex tricks and advanced commands.
Treats are an effective method of keeping your Pomsky’s attention. Think of treats as a training tool, not a bribe. Use treats to your advantage and teach your pomsky early that they will be rewarded for behaving. Most Pomskies are highly food motivated. Use that to your advantage when training and trying to keep their attention. We highly recommend using treats to train your pomsky.
Keep Sessions Short
Short training sessions always work best. Training is mentally stimulating, you don’t want your pomsky to tire and become frustrated with the training. Keep your training session short, no longer than 10 to 15 minutes a couple times per day. Any longer than 15 minutes and you run the risk of doing more damage than good, you’ll lose your pomskies attention and you’ll end up teaching the pomsky to be distracted rather than engaged. Here at Brookside Pomsky we train ours for approximately 10 min sessions twice a day and have great results. This does not include the time it takes to potty train, crate train, and exercising the puppy.
Consistency is key. Pomsky breeders agree that lack of consistency is the number one biggest reason that pomsky owners fail to train their pomskies. Consistency means you start training and stick to it. You should be consistent in all of the following:
We will discuss this more in part 3 of the pomsky training series where we break down exactly how to keep consistent with your pomsky training efforts.
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Engagement means having your pomskies complete attention. Whether you are training, giving a command or playing with your pomsky, engagement means your pomsky is completely and totally focused on you. One way to get your pomsky completely engaged is for him to get his energy out before training sessions begin. If he's too active or excited, he won't listen. Go on a quick run or walk before your training session begins. A pomsky that is engaged wants to be with you and wants what you have, whether you have a favorite toy or a treat, the pomsky is fully focused on you and only you. An engaged pomsky is more interested in you than anything else in the world. Without engagement it’s impossible to even begin training your pomsky; if your pomsky is not engaged they will not learn, they will never be fully trained, and the future behavior of the pomsky will be jeopardized. If you don’t have your dog’s eyes, you don’t have your dog.
Some pomsky owners refer to this as “respect” because a disengaged pomsky appears disrespectful, ignoring your commands and disregarding you in general. This is a common misconception. Your pomsky is not disrespecting you; it’s just not engaged with you. Your Pomsky has learned that other things are more interesting than what you have to offer.
Engagement must be taught before any other training. Pomskies that learn engagement as their first behavior become much easier to train; it creates a positive attitude towards learning and training and creates a stronger bond between the Pomsky and owner. Here is one way to teach your pomsky engagement. In this process, we’re teaching the them that in return for engagement, they will be rewarded with a treat:
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Now that you’ve read through the Pomsky training tips you should begin teaching your Pomsky engagement, use the step by step instructions provided above to begin training your Pomsky. If you need more insight, examples, and step by step instructions on how to train your pomsky check out our Pomsky Training Book.
Once you teach engagement, move onto the next part of our Pomsky training mini-series:
Here’s a summary of the top five training tips from pomsky breeders:
This article was intended to help you get a better understanding of how to better train your Pomsky with 5 easy to follow steps. If you are interested in adding a Pomsky to your family, Brookside Pomskies is the place to go! We have a variety of available pomskies for you to choose from, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
The #1 question I get asked is what is the difference between F1, F2, F3, F1B, F1X?
F1 Pomsky - is when the Mother of the Pomsky is a Husky and the Father is a Pomeranian (This shouldn't ever be reversed , the mother should always be bigger)
F2 Pomsky - is when both parents mother and father are F1 Pomsky (The grandmother is a
Husky and the Grandfather is a Pomeranian )
F3 Pomsky - is when both parents mother and father are F2 Pomskies or if mother or father is F2 and the mother or father is an F4 or F5 then the puppy is still considered and F3 Pomsky (See picture below)
F1b Pomsky - B stands for backcross when a F1 Pomsky crosses with a purebred Pomeranian
or Siberian Husky (75% Pomeranian and 25% Siberian Husky or 25% Pomeranian and 75% Husky) Remember the mother should always be bigger for the dogs safety.
F1X is when a Pomsky is crossed with an American Eskimo dog and or German Spitz. You can have both breeds or just one breed crossed with a pomsky in order for it to be considered an f1x Pomsky
American Eskimo Dog and German Spitz are also known as a Pomsky, however we only have Siberian Husky and Pomeranian in our lines because we prefer that look and temperament, which make ours 50/50
I often get asked if an F2 or F3 Pomsky is smaller then an F1 Pomsky?
No, generation doesn't guarantee size. The size is generally based on the size of the parents, however you can get a large (when full grown) Pomsky puppy out of small Pomsky parents or a small Pomsky puppy out of large Pomsky parents. This is because we are breeding small (4-7 lbs) Pomeranian with a big (35-51) Siberian Husky. A good breeder wont guarantee size but they can tell you puppies expected adult weight based on current weight, past puppies, and experience. We've had two F2 puppies leave our home at 8 weeks old, both weighing 3 lbs. Their full grown weight was very different. One little boy weighing only 12 lbs and the other 22 lbs. Both dogs where completely healthy. I do believe this can be caused by over feeding or free feeding, however this was not the case with these two Pomskies.
Ive seen a 20lb F1B (75% Husky & 25% Pomeranian) Pomsky which is not very common but this is possible. I also own a couple F1 Pomskies that weigh about 15 lbs full grown and F1 pomskies that weigh 25-30 lbs. Pomskies come in a large variety of sizes.
This article was intended to help you get a better understanding of how to better understand the meanings of F1, F2, F1B, and F1X. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
To make your home safe for your new puppy, eliminate potential hazards around the house and pay attention to the following items
Kennel – While puppy is in the potty training stage, I like to use a medium size kennel, if the kennel is too big the puppy will have more accidents inside but if the kennel is too small, puppy will be claustrophobic. We use the 30" AmazonBasics Single Door & Double Door Folding Metal Dog Crate and we ship our puppies in the 26"RUFF MAXX KENNEL. We add a MidWest Homes for Pets Deluxe Pet Beds | Super Plush Dog & Cat Beds Ideal for Dog Crates | Machine Wash & Dryer Friendly w/ 1-Year Warranty inside of the kennel
Dog Bed- We use both KONG Chew Resistant Heavy Duty Pillow Bed GREY and K9 Ballistics Chew Proof Elevated Dog Bed, Chew Resistant Indestructible Dog Cot, Large, Medium, Small Sizes for Indoor or Outdoor Dogs Who Chew Their Beds, Waterproof with Aluminum Frame
Dog Shampoo – I like to change it up a little, so I found a few that I really like. My favorite is the Nuvet Tee Tree Shampoo, The smell is amazing! I also like to use the Nuvet Odor control pet shampoo. Another one I really like is the Aromatherapy Shampoo & Conditioner for Pets Dog Shampoo, Medicated Oatmeal Dog Shampoo & Pet Odor Eliminator
Spray to use in between baths – It’s not healthy to bath your dogs too often so we use Aromatherapy Freshening & Shining Spray for Pets, Dog Grooming Spray, Dog Perfume, Dog Cologne & Pet Odor Eliminator in between baths. This spray smells really good.
Brush - I have a few that I like. The one I use the most is the Pro Quality Self Cleaning Slicker Brush for Dogs and Cats - Easy to Clean Pet Grooming Brush Removes Mats, Tangles, and Loose Hair with Minimal Effort and Comfort - Suitable for Long or Short Hair. During shedding season I use the Furminator Short Hair deShedding Tool for Medium Dogs. Other times I use the Wahl grooming brush
Vacuum for the dog – During shedding season its important to properly blow out your Pomskies coat with this Bissell BARKBATH QT – QuietTone Portable Dog Bath and Grooming System
Leash, Collar, Harness – The leash we use is this ladoogo 2 Pack 5 FT Heavy Duty Dog Leash with Comfortable Padded Handle Reflective Dog leashes for Medium Large Dogs The Collar we use is size small Mile High Life Dog Collar | Nylon with Reflective Three 3M Straps | Lime Green Hot Blue Pink Purple Red
The Harness we use is a size small Voyager Step-In Air Dog Harness - All Weather Mesh, Step In Vest Harness for Small and Medium Dogs by Best Pet Supplies We don’t use retractable leash except during training because it can hurt your hand. We will send a size small leash and collar. When puppy is older you may want to get a size medium depending on how big he gets. If he is smaller, you may be good with a size small always.
Dog Tag - Don't forget to get a dog tag with name and your phone number in case he gets lost. I like this Silent Slide On Collar Tags - Premium Pet IDs - Safe Silicone Rubber - Custom Engraved, Waterproof for Dogs and Cats - 5 Lines of Personalized Text because it doesn't come off as easy as the other dog tags.
Clothes – For my Pomsky puppies I usually get size small. If he’s really fluffy, sometimes you’ll need medium depending on the brand
Toys - Pomskies are chewers; you’ll need plenty of chew toys. Most fabric toys, they can chew and destroy quickly. I still get them but I don’t expect them to last long. Make sure to remove all the tags and plastic before giving him the toy. Infant toys usually have hard eye balls, that can be dangerous for any dog. Try to keep kids toys out of reach. Here’s a few toys I buy IFELISS Interactive Dog Chew Toys for Small Medium Dogs IQ Treat Boredom Puzzle Puppy Toys Tough Tooth Cleaning Pet Toys -3 Holes Food Dispending &100% Non-Toxic Durable Natural Another we have is Kong KM2 Ring Toy another KONG Scrunch Knots Squirrel Dog Toy another Jalousie 5 Pack Dog Squeaky Toys Three no Stuffing Toy and Two Plush with Stuffing for Small Medium Large Dog Pets another Pacific Pups Products supporting pacificpuprescue.com Dog Rope Toys for Aggressive Chewers - Set of 11 Nearly Indestructible Dog Toys - Bonus Giraffe Rope Toy - Benefits NONPROFIT Dog Rescue. You can never have too many toys for your Pomsky puppy
#1 Toy For A Pomsky Puppy - Every one of our Pomskies LOVE this Nylabone toy. Great for chewing and teething. I've never had a puppy who didnt really like it. Its an all time favorite!
Another Toy you must have for your Pomsky - Is the Chase N Chomp Amazing Squaeker Ball for Pets, 2.5-Inch. I get the Medium one. It has a revolutionary squeaker that makes different sounds; squeaker sound will change depending on how you squeeze the ball. It keeps our Pomskies busy
Nuvet Powder – When I make homemade treats for my dogs, I like to put a little bit of the Nuvet Plus K-9 powder in the mix. There’s so many dog treats out there that’s unhealthy so home made is what I usually use.
Dog Bowls - Believe it or not, they make these awesome collapsible dog bowls you can fold to reduce space, its great for traveling, hiking, or just for a walk on a hot summer day to bring water or food Of course, you will need different ones for the home. I like these Wagging Tail Essentials - Medium Sized Stainless Steel Dog Bowls - Black Silicone Spillover Mat - 64oz Total (8 Cups). We use these Lixit Cage Crock, Stainless Steel bowls on the gate for water
Eye Wipes - Using Eye wipes is an excellent way to wash your Pomskies face and get rid of any burgers attached to their fur. Baths alone are often not enough to reduce facial staining. Most stains on the face occur under the eyes and around the nose and mouth. In order to decrease facial staining, it is wise to wash your Pomskies eyes with Arava Pet Eye Wipes - for Dogs Cats Puppies & Kittens - 100 Count - Natural and Aromatherapy Medicated - Removes Dirt Crust and Discharge - Prevents Tear Stain Infections & Irritations - Soft & Gentle
Puppy Gate - Its best to have an area for the puppy with a gate indoors with a kennel and a bed. We use this 8 panel gate for outdoor use and this expandable gate for indoor use. Each home is different. Here's a few that will work. It's important to have a gate at the stairs so your puppy doesn't fall or get injured
That’s the list of products I use and highly recommend. Happy Shopping!
We are always updating our products, if there’s anything I missed, feel free to message me via email
This article was intended to help you get a better understanding of what supplies work best for your Pomsky. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
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.
Are you interested in owning a Pomsky puppy? Brookside Pomsky has Pomskies ready to adopt. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
Getting good at training your dog takes time, patience, and energy. Not only will teaching tricks to your Pomsky benefit you, but it is also very entertaining for your dog. Pomskies love to learn and be trained, but it may not seem like that at the beginning. There are basic rules that each dog needs to learn to get their commands down to a T. These consist of Lead, Reward, Committed Practice, and Praise. Some of the best tricks your dog will be able to learn with these steps are roll-over, spin, crawl, leave it, high-five, stay, heel, lay down, and speak. In this article, we will be teaching the steps to sit, stay, and roll-over. Make sure to have all the supplies you want to use for your training. If your Pomsky is suffering from separation anxiety this may make it harder to train your dog.
Master your Pomsky tricks (4 steps)
When you first start to train your dog, you will want each word to mean something to your dog. Make sure you communicate whatever it is you want them to do when you are training your Pomsky. If you are training your Pomsky to roll-over, you will want to help them roll over while you say the word roll-over (Do not use force). You can do this using your voice or a hand signal of some sort. If you try training your Pomsky without communication, it won’t work.
The best way to start getting the hang of this is to start with the command “sit”. You will hold a treat in your hand and make sure your Pomsky can see it. When you know that your dog is aware of the treat, you will hold it in a your fist so they won’t be able to see it but can still smell it. This will make your Pomsky want to get the treat from your hand. While your dog does this, you will raise your hand still while touching its nose and gently moving your hand towards their back until they sit. Right as they start to sit, you will say the command “SIT” and give them the treat while saying “good boy/girl.”
Make sure to find your dog’s favorite type of food and treat and use that while you are training. When you have their favorite food it will be the most beneficial during their training. Usually, a dogs favorite kind of treat contains meat or kibble. If you don’t want to buy dog treats, you can always use deli meats or other types of meat during training.
Take at least 15 mins out of each day to train your Pomsky. The more you practice, the easier it is for your dog to remember their commands. You will want to split up your training between 5-minute lessons throughout the day maybe even longer. Try to have at least three sessions a day with five or more minutes each. Morning, evening, and night will be the best times to practice each session. Make sure that you keep to a schedule. If your Pomsky knows what time to plan on practice, it will help your dog learn faster and keep its routine.
Praise is a part of rewarding but is a little different. While you want to give your Pomsky treats when they follow your command, you will also want to make sure you use vocal rewards as well. Saying “Good job” “Well done” or giving them a scratch and belly rub should also be included. While you will be using treats mostly for the first week or so, you will start to use less and less so that your Pomsky knows he needs to obey the command without receiving a treat. Never use punishments or yelling to get your dog to do something when it is not getting your command right. It is essential to keep calm and be patient, as your Pomsky is learning. You will never force or help your Pomsky with a trick other than moving your hand with their nose.
Because we’ve already gone over how to teach your Pomsky to sit, we will start with the simple “Stay” command. Having a schedule and training your dog will also help them get the proper sleep at night.
For dogs that already have a few tricks they’ve picked up, teaching him to stay will be easy. If this is your dog’s first lesson, it’s not a difficult trick to master. This trick is handy when you are trying to get your Pomsky to wait for its food or if visitors are coming over.
Start by helping your dog to get in the sit position. Praise your Pomsky and give it a treat. While your dog is in the sit position you will have a treat in your other hand pinched between your thumb and index finger and say the command “Stay” count to three in your head and then say “Good boy/girl” and give your Pomsky a treat.
For this trick, you will need 3-5 treats at a time. This trick is split up into 3-4 steps follow as listed.
Step 1 Lead your Pomsky by showing it a treat and then grasping it in your hand. Press the treat up to your dog’s nose and pull to the ground. Your Pomsky should then follow your hand with its nose and be in a laying down position. If they are sitting down, you will need to wait until they are lying. You will then say “Good boy/girl” and let your dog have the treat.
Step 2 For this step, you will need to follow your hand from the ground to your Pomskies back shoulder. Once your dog’s nose is facing his shoulder, you will say “Good boy/girl” and give it a treat.
Step 3 Once your Pomsky has reached its back shoulder, you will start to move your hand towards your dogs spine. Once your dog’s nose is near its spine, you will say “Good boy/girl” and release the treat.
Step 4 Once your Pomskies nose is at his spine, you will move your hand to the floor on the opposite side you started on, and that is when he will finish his rolling over. To help with this, you will need to put the treat on the floor away from your Pomsky. Then your Pomsky will be able to make the finishing motion.
After you have completed all the steps, practice it 4 or 5 more times, and then you will begin to eliminate the middle steps one at a time until you are only left with one motion. Do not ever force or use harsh tones to get your Pomsky to roll-over. If you do this while training, your Pomsky will begin to resist later and will have less fun.
To do the other tricks, you will need to follow the same pattern and use rewards for each small step. Thank you for reading this article “How to teach your Pomsky Tricks.” This article was intended to help you get a better understanding of how to teach your Pomsky tricks with easy to follow steps. If you are interested in adding a Brookside Pomsky to your family, you can check out our Pomsky Puppies for sale or fill out an application. Congratulations on your journey of becoming a fantastic dog owner.
When a Pomsky gets separated from its home and parents, it can cause separation anxiety. Separation anxiety doesn’t just happen for a Pomsky. It’s also common in most household pets. Don’t be alarmed; there’s a cure. Helping your Pomsky feel at home and feel loved is going to take some time and patience, but it will catch up to you soon, don’t worry.
What are the symptoms of Separation Anxiety?
If you notice any of these symptoms your pup could be suffering from separation anxiety. The symptoms include: Howling or barking excessively, repeated escapes, scratching or pawing on the door to return home, biting and chewing.
What are the Causes of Separation Anxiety?
Knowing precisely what is causing your pup to have anxiety is the best way that you will be able to fix it. If you can correctly find out what is causing your pet to feel lonely, you can use the tips that fit the best with that. Because there are so many various causes of separation, we will go over the most common causes. Most causes can be easily identified and often resemble a child’s separation anxiety.
You may not be able to be home with your pet as much as you would like to. If your Pomsky was used to having a companion with them during the day, this might be causing the anxiety. This can be easily cured through time or including another playmate into the family. If you achieved your Pomsky through a shelter or home, they might have had a traumatic experience that might relate to being adopted into your home. This can go away with continued love and affection for your pup.
The most common type of separation anxiety is from a change of routine and schedule. If they are used to bigger meals and more exercise and having a strict schedule when they eat, that might be why they are suffering from separation anxiety. This can cause your Pomsky to be whiny, have excessive barking, and lose sleep at night.
How does your pet notice when you change the routine? Just like most humans, they need to be able to rely on the things around them to be the same each time. If you are on a schedule at your home, you know that even one change can cause stress to your body and also make you lose sleep. Routines become apart of their lifestyle, and their body gets used to what always happens. Call the previous owners to see if there is something specific you have changed in their routine to see if that can be causing the anxiety.
Steps you can take to reduce Separation Anxiety
Have a Home Environment
Make sure that your Pomsky feels at home by giving them the perfect amount of love and attention. You can also help your dog feel at home by making sure they have a specific place to sleep and by giving them toys and dog essentials that belong to them.
Include Exercise and Activities
As we said in a previous paragraph, one of the common forms of separation anxiety is when a puppy doesn’t have the same routine or receives less attention. If you want to fix this, you may need to start including more personal playtime with your Pomsky. Go for a walk or exercise outside by playing tug-a-war or fetch. Always give them about an hour of your attention every day and provide them with something to focus their time on when you can’t be there.
Give them something to do while you are at work
If you are going to be out of the house while your Pomsky is there, you need to have a way for them to occupy themselves. Other than taking naps and staying in a cage. Sometimes just giving them a playmate is enough. If they can have another pet with them while you are away, they won’t feel as lonely and will have more love for you when you come home. If you have a toy that you can unassemble, fill it with Peanut Butter to keep them entertained.
Giving Your Pomsky Hope
Sometimes the separation anxiety doesn’t come from missing their old family but comes from missing you. If your Pomsky is known to wait by the door until you come home or is lying down while you are away, that is a sign they miss you and are waiting for you to go back. Giving them hope that you will return is always an excellent way to help them with their anxiety. Grab an item you recently wore or an object you know carries your scent and give it to your Pomsky while you are away. Make sure not to make it a big deal when you arrive or leave because this can make them miss you more and have more significant anxiety while you are gone.
If you still have a problem with your Pomskies separation anxiety, go to your local vet and ask them to examine your pup. Ask him if there are any medications you can give your puppy to help. If you are uncertain about putting your dog on the medication, you can also try hiring a pet sitter for when you are away. Pet sitters can give your dog love when you can’t be there and keep them entertained so they won’t continue having anxiety.
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How much sleep should Pomskies get?
Pomskies, like most dogs, take a lot of naps during the daytime, sometimes the total amount of sleep they get can be up to 14 hours each day if you include the naps. If you are having difficulty with your Pomsky getting sleep at night, there could be things inside their routine that are causing them to lose that sleep. Pomskies have lots of energy and excitement, and they are super active during the day, which usually helps them get more sleep during the night. If your Pomsky is not getting the rest it needs, we can help! The list below includes a few things that may be causing your Pomsky to lose sleep and what you can do to help them.
Not enough exercise
Pomskies need exercise as a way of releasing their excitement and energy. Without the proper amount of exercise, your Pomsky can get tired more often throughout the day, and energy may start to build up during the night. If your Pomskies seem to be sleeping a lot during the day and is only having trouble during the night, this may be why, and they will need to have more routine activities to stop this from happening. Exercises, such as running around the house or chasing a toy, does not count as an activity. Your Pomsky needs to go on a walk or be able to get some real exercise outside of the house. If this is the reason your Pomsky is losing sleep, you will notice some boredom or sleeping throughout the day. To fix this, you will need to get some equipment that can keep them moving around or take them on a walk at least once a day. Usually, it is more beneficial for your Pomsky to have an activity with its owner so that your puppy can feel more love and feel fulfilled.
If your Pomsky is acting more tired than usual and is taking naps 1 hour in between each other, your Pomsky may be sick and could even have hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is a sickness that is most common in dogs before the age of 6 months. To ensure that your puppy does not have this type of illness, rub some honey on their gums, and if they start to get more hyper and less tired, that may be a sign to take them to the vet. Other types of illness can also be the reason that your puppy is getting more or less tired. To test this out; you may need to take your Pomskies temperature and try playing some games with it. If your Pomsky doesn't come when you call and continues to lay down, try giving them a treat or holding their favorite toy when you call them. If they continue to stay where they are and look tired, that could be a sign; you need to take them to the vet.
Once a Pomsky gets older, it will start getting tired more quickly and will take more naps throughout the day. This shouldn't be a sign for concern unless the Pomsky is whining or having a hard time sleeping at night.
If you've put your Pomsky on some medication and they are getting sleepy more frequently, it could just be the medication. Check with a vet as soon as possible. See if it is a common side effect or if they should be taking a smaller dosage.
Things that can help your Pomsky stay asleep at night
Having a personal room or area
Leaving your Pomsky home while you are at work means that they are left without a companion. Without something to keep them occupied and energetic, they can start falling asleep more while you are away, and that could cause them to have less sleep during the night. If you want to fix this, I suggest you have a separate room for them to playin that includes extra toys and equipment. You can also try giving your dog a buddy or another pet to play with during the day while you can't be home. A buddy can help your Pomsky get energy and exercise while your gone.
Having a Schedule
When you are home or away, it is wise that you have a specific schedule with your Pomsky. When you do this, your Pomsky will fall into a routine and know exactly what time you expect them to fall asleep at night this may even help if you're having trouble with their whining. If you have a schedule, you can also make it easier to keep them asleep all night, not including their potty breaks. Here are a few things you should include in your schedule. Feel free to rearrange these as you'd like and create the time frame that works for you.
When you are doing your best to keep your Pomsky clean and fresh there are a lot of things to keep in mind. Keeping your Pomskies skin and coat healthy means regular cleaning but that can be tough. Minimize your Pomskies coat problems by becoming aware of your Pomskies requirements. You can follow these essential guidelines:
Bathing Your Pomsky
Bathing your Pomsky too often can remove some essential body oils. Daily baths are not practical or advised. It is, however, advised to give your Pomsky a bath once every 3 weeks.
What do you do if your Pomsky becomes dirty within those 3 weeks (which is highly likely)? Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to keep your Pomsky looking clean and smelling nice in-between its baths. Many of the methods to keep a Pomsky clean also have added benefits that contribute to good health, so this is definitely a win-win.
Brushing Your Pomsky
Make sure to brush your Pomskies coat every 2 to 3 days. This will help keep your Pomsky clean by removing any dirt and debris that get stuck to their fur. This will also remove any dead hairs and which will help your dog continue to smell fresh. Dead hairs that remain in the coat can be coated in with body oils, and if not removed will start to smell. Pomskies shed quite a lot and therefore should be maintained regularly. If your Pomsky has medium to long hair, a pin brush with polished tips will work well. If your Pomsky has a short puppy cut, a lightly compacted bristle brush is the way to go.
Cleaning Your Pomskies Ears
The Pomsky breed has pointy ears that put them at an advantage compared to other dogs with droopy ears but keeping them maintained is still crucial. Make sure to clean out your Pomskies ears 2 to 3 times a week because excess wax can accumulate fast. Below are a couple of different options for keeping your Pomskies ears clean.
1. Regular use of ear wipes.
With a good ear wipe, you can keep your pomskies ears clean before any wax or dirt make it down into the ear canal. You may wonder if you can use a general grooming wipe for this; but, there are 2 main reasons that ear wipes are preferred over general wipes:
1) Wipes designed specifically for the ears contain witch hazel which is ideal to clean the ears
2) These wipes are only semi-damp and therefore do not introduce unwanted moisture into the ears which can lead to infections.
Every other day or at least once per week, take an ear wipe for each ear and clean the entire inner ear (try not to push too far down into the canal).
2. Use an ear cleanser.
This is a liquid that flushes out the ear canal. If your Pomsky is prone to ear infections, cleaning the ear canals every 2 to 3 weeks with a quality ear cleanser can be quite beneficial.
Place a few drops into the entrance of the ear canal, massage the base of the ear for 1 minute, and then use a clean piece of gauze, a cotton ball, or an ear wipe to swipe up any goop that comes out.
Cleaning Your Pomskies Face
Using Eye wipes is an excellent way to wash your Pomskies face and get rid of any burgers attached to their fur. Baths alone are often not enough to reduce facial staining. Most stains on the face occur under the eyes and around the nose and mouth. In order to decrease facial staining, it is wise to wash your Pomskies face with a face wipe or cleanser.
Most of the stains around the eyes are due to conditions including additives in food, allergies, or partially blocked tear ducts. Even natural tears can stain hairs if a dog drinks tap water that contains a high mineral count. If your Pomsky is eating kibble that contains artificial coloring, or eating or drinking from vividly painted plastic bowls those may also cause stains as well.
You can reduce stains by buying kibble that has no artificial coloring, use only stainless steel or ceramic bowls. Make sure you also have any additional allergies or unnecessary tearing diagnosed and managed. Do not feed your dog any unfiltered tap water. Besides the possibility of extensive mineral content, tap water contains hundreds of contaminants. It even contains traces of prescription medicine and known carcinogens. Instead of using tap water, use bottled spring water or invest in a filtering method. Another way to reduce stains is by routinely wiping you Pomsky’s face. Using a fresh wipe each time, swipe over and around the eyes, as well as down the cheeks, around the mouth, and over the chin if needed.