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    Andre LingAndre Ling
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      So, your Pomsky is not listening to you, he/she is doing things that he/she shouldn’t be doing and have been told time and time again. Your Pomsky simply isn’t listening to you. You find out that your Pomsky is simply defiant and wants to show you who the boss is. What do you do? How do you discipline this behaviour out of your Pomsky?

      Share your thoughts and your methods. Would be great to know successful methods that others can adopt and try on their Pomskies.

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      Newa LustiNewa Lusti
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      This is a really interesting topic and I would like to write a bit about it. So my boy Timur is now soon 8 months old and he is in his puberty. In his puppyhood he always listened perfectly, but now he started to stop listening sometimes. Especially the RECALL became a problem. If he smells something, that is more interesting than me, he just doesn’t listen. He also started to refuse to make DOWN when I tell him when we were outside. So what to do then? First of all I have to admit that I became angry and was really strict with him. I wanted to show him who the boss is. But soon I realized that this method doesn’t work. So I began to inform myself. It was really good I did that. I read, that the puberty is one of the most important stage in the relationship between owner and dog. The young dog is full with hormones and is quite puzzled. You as owner have to be there for him. You have to keep the bond up and to show him that you protect him every moment of his life. We have to give them stability and safety. We just have to begin at where the puppy was one or two months ago and then build up the training again. Me for example began to walk with a longleash. It is a leash where your dog has for example 15 meters of range but is still connected with you. So I can give him a sign when he has to come back, even when he is not listening.
      I read if you don’t give up and just train again and again your dog will become a good one, who wants to please you again after his puberty. So keep going and show your dog the love he deserves!

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      Chantele & Ross BartlettChantele & Ross Bartlett
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      Newa, that’s really good advice and I can imagine yours and Timur’s relationship and bond is better than ever, persistence, support, a little tough love and authority is just what a pomsky going through puberty needs.

      Heres something we recently went through with our LuLu, she is the most gentle, loving and playful pomsky but at times quite often got over excited and left her manners at the door. She went through a stage of play biting.

      So here’s what we did to help her through that stage, after following these steps LuLu has now learnt and found her manners again ? :
      Play biting is a common, natural behaviours seen in puppies, but it hurts and if encouraged can cause behavioural problems later in life. It is important that your puppy learns from you what it would normally learn from its litter mates and other dogs, that biting hurts and hard biting means that all the games stop.
      • DO NOT engage in rough play with your puppy e.g tug-of war games. Wear gloves to allow hard bites or encourage the puppy to attack or bite hands or feet.
      • DO NOT punish your puppy by smacking it on the nose. Scruffing it or forcefully rolling it on its back, as this can make the puppy fearful and worsen the problems.
      • Puppies that receive lots of exercise and stimulation will have less energy with which to play attack family members.
      • Soft, inhibited bites during play should be permitted, but any bite that has enough force to be uncomfortable should be addressed by yelling ‘OUCH’ immediately stopping play and walking away from the puppy.
      It may also be helpful to teach your puppy to stop play biting on command. By giving a command such as ‘Enough’ as the pet is biting. If it stops then the puppy should be rewarded. If it continues biting the command should be given again but loud enough that the puppy backs away but is not frightened. Eventually the puppy will stop biting on command.

      For these techniques to work it is important that all members of the family are consistent in their response and that punishment is not used as this just confuses your pet, making them anxious and slowing learning.
      Hope this was helpful to any pomsky owners who are going through the same issue ?

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      Andre LingAndre Ling
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        Those are very good advice and suggestions, @celticstarkennels

        Great for new puppy owners and those finding it difficult to get rid of some of those bad habits as well! Two thumbs up!

        • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by Andre LingAndre Ling.
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