How to train an adult Pomsky? We all know that the designer Pomskys will not grow much in size even though they will become adults. They get their size from their Pomeranian fathers, and the other features such as the beautiful blue eyes come from their Siberian Husky mother. If you think about training a Pomsky, you should start while it is young. It can happen that you got a Pomsky after it became an adult. In that case, you will need special help to train them. Here is how you can do it.
What is a Pomsky? Pomsky is a hybrid Pomsky which is a cross between the dangerous Siberian Husky and the famous Pomsky type Pomeranian. Siberian Huskies have beautiful blue eyes, and they look like a wild animal rather than a pet animal. They are risky to have around because if they get angry, they can hurt people particularly children. Typically, they are friendly with people and are similar to other Pomskys. If you ask people about a scary Pomsky type, they would answer Siberian Husky, yet they manage to look good. Their personality makes them stand out. If you are looking for an adorable pet, that is famous for being cute; people would suggest Pomeranians for you. Did you ever think what it would it be like to fix the furry little friend with the deadly Siberian Husky? The result would be a handsome little fluffy puppy. Many people think they do not exist. They do not know it yet, but they are real, and they are called Pomskies (plural for Pomsky). The “Pom” comes from Pomeranian and the “sky” from Husky.
How to train your Pomsky? You should expect your Pomsky to have car problems or behavioral changes when it is about to ride it. It is because of car sickness, fright of riding inside a vehicle and their restless territorial behavior. If the puppy is scared of riding the car or gets sick afterwards, you can explain it that there is nothing fearful or dangerous about it. It can happen that it had a bad experience riding a car before. Therefore, you should introduce your car to the Pomsky is a pleasant manner and makes sure it has a nice experience.
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Begin by sitting in it with your Pomsky. Do not leave the car or start the engine. It should be a car where you do not start anything but just sit there. You can read a book while you both are sitting there. Give your canine friend some time to understand that there is nothing wrong with the car. It will get rid of its fright slowly. You will know that it is getting accustomed to the inside of the car as soon as you see that it is relaxing. It can vary from Pomsky to Pomsky. For example, a puppy can start relaxing quickly after it notices that there is nothing wrong about the vehicle. Another Pomsky can get scared because of past experience and take a long time to start liking the inside of the car.
If your puppy is a brave one or a calm one, you should have less trouble. It will get used to sitting inside the car without being scared or sick. After that start the engine and still sit in the car without driving. It can happen that the running engine is a new thing that can scare away your four-legged buddy. If you have a scared puppy or Pomsky, make the training sessions small. Staying inside a shutdown car can make it sick. The process of training should be slow and steady when it is about a Pomsky with anxiety. After the nervousness completely fades away, start the engine and do not go anywhere. You should be ready for unexpected behavior from it because it was already scared in the shutdown car.
The next step after you begin the engine and it gets familiar is to drive around small distances. If your Pomsky has a favorite place such as the park, beach or a relative’s house. Take it there. The experience should be fun and if the training is going well do not forget the rewards. If you have a playful and active puppy who is not a food lover, you can reward it with a game of fetch at the park and a lot of praise. If you have someone who loves food as rewards, provide them with treats. Never try to rush the process or get angry. You will only end up making it more scared and full of fright. The car training will become more difficult. You have to teach your Pomsky to listen to you. That means before you let it enter the car, you should complete the obedience training. There are many people complaining that their Pomskys do not listen to them. It is a risk to take them inside the car.
What are pros and cons of using a computer log for the Pomsky? We know that there are several methods you can use to track the Pomsky’s training progress. You can choose the simple pen and paper method. You can also opt for the printed paper log but that does not contain much details. No matter what you choose, you can see that the puppy is improving its skills and learning abilities. The third method that is becoming popular with the technology advancement is the computer log.
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Smartphone, tabs and iPads are now in everyone’s hands. If you look at a crowd somewhere such as the waiting room at the doctor’s chamber or inside a train, you will notice all the people have their eyes on the phones. They use it to communicate with others and share photos, messages and videos. There are a lot of benefits in this method and some drawbacks follow as well.
• Make modifications as much as you want. There is no limit no how many times you want to cut off or edit a line, word or a phrase. If you are using a notebook, you will be unable to make too much alterations. It will look dirty and messy with all the corrections you make. If you want, you cannot add a new sentence that you forgot to write without making look like a mistake.
• You can put a lot of details. Even though the printed form would look clean as a log and help scan important information, you cannot write too much. For example, let us discuss its activity on a particular day. You rate it out of five on distraction level, stamina, aggression and fear. It if did not get distracted on that day, not even by a squirrel, you rate it 1. If it had a lot of stamina and energy that day, circle the five with a pen. If it was somewhat aggressive, circle 3 or 4. If you found it to be scared of something that day, make a round around the 4 or 5 depending on the level of its fright. As you can see, there is not much explanation or any personal views or opinions. After few months or a year, when you look back, you will not remember what happened. If you write on a computer log with details, when you look back at it, you will feel like an achiever. “I trained my Pomsky to not get distracted by squirrels and today it saw one and did not get interrupted, that was amazing” This line sounds so much satisfying than a circle around the 1.
• You can share it with others easily along with a video or several photos. A lot of people will get to know about the puppy and you can share your experience. In this way, others will benefit from your mistakes and teachings.
• It is difficult to have a phone with a full battery. The smartphones turn off automatically and you will be unable to log anything that day. You always have to keep a backup, such a copy on another device so that you do not lose the logs.
Why deterrent spray is the perfect training tool? You can make deterrent taste sprays at home or buy them online or from pet stores. They are an effective training tool and keeps your Pomsky from chewing on different materials around the house. They can chew on furniture, shoes and cables. They are the harmless and will help you while you are training to not chew. Chewing is a common issue in Pomskies and you cannot think that they will not ruin anything just because they are small. They can cause more damage than a Labrador Retriever. If the one you bought from store does not stop the puppy from chewing, you can make one at home. Here are some reasons why they make an excellent training tool.
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The price is not much compared to the service it provides. It costs below $20. Imagine it can cause ruins of over hundred dollars. Therefore, you can manage to spend several dollars on the useful spray. It allows you protect your valuable items and expensive furniture. If you have brought new cables for your smartphone costing around hundred dollars. They will mistake it by thinking it is a chew toy. Even though they are intelligent Pomsky breeds, you cannot blame it for chewing on your things. If you still have problem with the price, you can always make one yourself with vinegar! The one you make at home does not require any special or pricy ingredient.
It works on every kind of materials you spray on and does not leave a residue. You can spray on the leather sofas, fabric clothing, wood furniture, Christmas light and so on. Your things will stay in their place. There will be no destruction and nobody will ruin your items. The Pomeranian Husky can get the feeling it is charge of the house. The behavior of being the leader can come from the Siberian Husky because they are sled Pomskys. They are fast and strong Pomsky breeds. It can also be aggressive when you are trying to train it to not chew. That is why the spray bottle is going to be your solution. Since they are intelligent, every time it will see the bottle it wills top chewing so you do not even have to worry about it finishing off. It works on Pomskies of all age. If you just brought it home and when you come home and find chew marks, it is time to start spraying. If the Pomsky is teething, it is the right time to use it. If you apply it, the Pomsky will stay away from the things it loves to chew. It also works for adult Pomskys.
Easy to use
It is a spray bottle that comes with no challenge or difficulties. If you are making it at home, buy a new bottle. You cannot use an old one you have lying at your home because it can contain toxic chemicals. Do not use bottles that had something else in it no matter how many times you rinse or clean it with soap and water. You cannot risk it so it is a must that you buy new spray bottles for DIY deterrent spray.
How to diy deterrent spray for your Pomsky? You can have a Pomsky that ruins your items and furniture and you are unable to find a way to stop it. You can buy a deterrent spray from the pet store but they will finish up quickly. You will have to purchase over and over again and that can be expensive. The solution is to make one at home. Before you use them, you can try other methods and see if the bad habit stops. It is a part of the house training.
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The first part of the training is to include appropriate chewing. There are toys that should attract your Pomsky to chew on it. It should be the perfect size and color. Just be sure that it does not swallow it. Never give it something that is related to things around the house it can chew. You can give an old bag to chew on but it will not comprehend the difference between that one and the new bad you are currently using. The second part of the training is to take away the thing directly away from its mouth and provide it with the chew toy. If it listens to you like an obedient Pomsky and does not cause any disturbance, you should reward it with a treat or praise. In that way, it will learn what to chew and what not to.
If all the training fails, simply make a deterrent at home. Here is what you will need:
· Spray bottle (empty and clean)
· White vinegar
· Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
Step 1: As you can see above, the first thing is the spray bottle. You have to purchase an empty bottle because if use one you have lying at home it can have toxic chemicals that are leftovers. Buy one with the correct comfortable grip that fits your hand and makes it easy to use. Buy one that can spray at any angle and has a wide mouth so it is easy to fill it up. You cannot risk it by using a bottle that once had something in it.
Step 2: Gather the ingredients. Add 8 ounces of white vinegar and 15 ounces of apple cider vinegar into the bottle. If you do not have apple cider vinegar you have to use the same amount of lemon juice. That is the core ingredient that acts as the repellent. The lemon juice and apple cider vinegar has the ability to create a pungent and sour taste.
Step 3: Start spraying on objects it chews. The taste will fade away after several days so you have to continue with the application. If you are not regular about spraying, the four-legged friend of yours will ruin your valuable things. Including the deterrent spray in the training is a good idea.
• Make sure that your puppy is far away when you are spraying around everywhere. It is dangerous for its eyes even though it is homemade and non-toxic
• Do not apply on its body such as the paws if it chews on them. If it is chewing on its body parts, that means there is a problem and you should consult a vet instead of operating yourself
• The spray is not going to be hundred percent effective for some Pomskies so you have to continue training without it.