12 week old Pomsky, Basic training

Congratulations on your new 12-week-old Pomsky puppy! This is an exciting time for both you and your furry friend. As a professional breeder for Pomskies, I highly recommend starting basic training as soon as possible to ensure that your puppy grows up well-behaved and obedient. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of training your 12-week-old Pomsky.

Why is Training Important?

Training your Pomsky is essential to ensure that they grow up into a healthy and happy adult dog. It helps them learn how to behave appropriately in different situations, such as walking on a leash or meeting other dogs. Training also helps strengthen the bond between you and your puppy, making it easier for you to communicate with them.


One of the most crucial aspects of training is socialization. Socializing your Pomsky means exposing them to different people, animals, and environments, so they learn how to interact appropriately with others. Your Pomsky should be comfortable around children, adults, other dogs or pets, cars, loud noises, and various settings.

  • Start by introducing your puppy to family members and friends.
  • Take them for walks in quiet neighborhoods where there are few distractions.
  • Slowly expose them to new environments such as parks.
  • Arrange playdates with other puppies/dogs.
  • Socialization should be done gradually and positively. Reward good behavior with treats or praise. Ensure that socialization occurs in a safe environment where your puppy feels comfortable.

    Potty Training:

    Potty training can be a daunting task for any new puppy owner. However, with patience and consistency, it can be accomplished successfully.

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  • Create a routine: Take your Pomsky outside every two hours (or more frequently if needed) to the same spot to pee and poop.
  • Use a command: Use a cue word such as “potty” or “go” when taking your puppy outside. This helps them associate the cue with the action of going potty.
  • Positive reinforcement: Reward your Pomsky with treats and praise when they go potty outside. This helps them learn that going potty outside is a good behavior.
  • Supervision: Keep an eye on your puppy at all times, especially during the first few weeks of training. This allows you to catch accidents before they happen and redirect your puppy to the appropriate spot.
  • Potty training may take several weeks or even months, but it’s essential to be consistent and patient.

    Crate Training:

    Crate training is another crucial aspect of training for puppies. It provides a safe space for your Pomsky and can help prevent destructive behaviors when you’re not home.

  • Introduce the crate gradually: Start by placing treats inside the crate, allowing your puppy to investigate and get comfortable with it in their own time.
  • Positive reinforcement: Encourage your puppy to enter the crate with treats, toys, or praise. Make sure the crate is always associated with positive experiences for your Pomsky.
  • Start slowly: Begin by leaving your Pomsky in the crate for short periods while you’re at home or in another room. Gradually increase the time spent in the crate, building up to longer periods when you’re away from home.
  • Remember never to use the crate as punishment. The crate should be seen as a safe haven for your Pomsky.

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    Leash Training:

    Leash training is essential for taking your Pomsky out in public areas safely.

  • Introduce leash gradually: Start by attaching a lightweight leash onto your puppy’s collar and let them drag it around the house or yard until they get used to the weight.
  • Positive Reinforcement: Encourage your puppy to walk beside you with treats and praise. Reward good behavior, such as staying close to you or not pulling on the leash.
  • Start Slowly: Begin by walking around your backyard or quiet areas before progressing to busier public spaces.
  • Leash training takes time and patience, but it’s essential for your Pomsky’s safety.


    Training is an essential aspect of owning a 12-week-old Pomsky. Socialization, potty training, crate training, and leash training are all crucial components of basic training. Remember to be patient and consistent when training your Pomsky. Positive reinforcement is key to promoting good behavior. Training builds a strong bond between you and your furry friend, making life together more enjoyable.

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