Pomeranian puppies are the cutest things! Puppies have different kinds of personalities. Some may be frisky, playful and extra active, while some may be quietly content just following you around or sitting on your lap. Whatever personality your puppy has, he needs the best kind of care he can get from you. Here’s how you can shower your Pomeranian puppy with love on his first day.
- Puppy-proof your home. Before you pick up your new Pomeranian puppy, your home should already be puppy-proof. Puppies are very curious and experimental creatures. Pomeranians are no exception. They’re distracted easily by anything that moves and dangles. They will chew almost anything they fancy from toilet paper and slippers to table legs and electrical cords. Think not only damage to your property, but to your puppy’s well-being. Go through every room in your house and keep valuables and potential dangerous out of biting, chewing, pulling, and even eating range of your puppy. You can also buy or make a homemade non-toxic dog repellent spray. Spray this solution on furniture and other objects you can’t keep out of reach for your puppy. The foul scent alone will keep them from biting or chewing on the furniture.
- Buy the essentials. Your puppy would need his own basic supplies like dog food, food and water bowls, plus a sturdy collar and leash with the right size and length. Include toiletries like dog soap or shampoo, a towel, and pet odor neutralizer.
- Let your puppy explore and adjust to his new home. Once you first step inside your house with your new Pomeranian puppy, put him down on the floor and just let him explore and sniff around every nook and cranny. Don’t pick him up yet and don’t let anyone touch him yet. Give him some time to get used to his new surroundings and family.
- Leave food and clean water accessible to your dog. Your dog always needs access to clean water and food. Prepare a spot in your kitchen where his food and water bowls should be. Show the spot to him and feed him so he’ll get used to getting his food and water there.
- Schedule an appointment with a vet. Usually before the previous owner or the animal shelter hands you the puppy, they’ve already taken care of initial deworming plus vaccinations and shots like anti-rabies and distemper. Make sure you clear this up with them before taking him home. But if you’re the one who’ll shoulder these procedures, call a nearby vet and schedule an appointment with him as soon as possible.
- Start training your puppy to do his “business” outside. You also need to discipline and set up a system with your puppy. One important rule he should understand is doing his “business” outside. Start by letting him out after eating. If you suddenly see him sniffing around the house as if looking for something or walking in circles, it’s a sign that he wants to go so let him out right away. Before letting him back in the house, make sure he has already “eliminated” and praise him by patting him on the head or giving him a treat. This will help reinforce the behavior and make him form a habit of it.
- Setup a comfortable sleeping area. Get a clean box or crate. Then get a piece of your old clothing and put this in the box or crate as a cushion for your puppy when he sleeps. Your scent on the piece of clothing will comfort him and make him feel safe. Arrange his sleeping area near his food and water bowl so he’ll be more comfortable.
- Supervise interactions with your puppy. If you have children, other family members, or other pets in your home, watch how your puppy interacts with them. Continue to observe until you’re sure they’re all comfortable with each other and you’re confident enough to leave them in a room.
- Be there for your puppy. Comfort him with occasional rubs and pats on the head, but don’t be too rough. Talk to him softly. Pomeranian puppies are like delicate babies that should be handled lightly.
- Buy an edible rawhide chew toy for your dog to satisfy his chewing impulse and prevent him from chewing on your furniture and stuff. You can also buy puppy-safe toys like bones, balls, and tug toys.
- Wet dog food and puppy kibbles are recommended rather than table scraps. This ensures that your puppy doesn’t chew on sharp or big chunks of food.
- Don’t feed your puppy table scraps so he won’t get used to begging for food every time he sees you eating.
- Ask your vet regarding follow-up shots, regular checkups, and spaying or neutering procedures.