If Your Pom Will Be Home with You On Halloween
Maybe you will be home manning the door and your Pom will be there with you. If you are a bit worried about how your Pomeranian will react to all of the trick-or-treating kids, you are not alone. Many owners are concerned that their Pom may get scared of all of the noise and commotion or will feel overwhelmed. And if the doorbell rings over and over, many Pomeranian puppies and dogs can indeed get rather riled up.
Here are some tips:
Try to avoid having the children ring the doorbell for candy. The constant ringing can really get a Pom revved up. You can stand by the door with a bowl of candy so that they see you before they have a chance to ring. Or, you can sit out on the front step with your Pom (if the weather allows for this). Another option, if room allows, is to set up a chair near the door, with the screen door closed and the larger entry door open.
Being so little, most Poms will feel left out of the action if they are on ground level and you are interacting with the trick-or-treaters on Halloween, so most Poms will be happiest where they can see.
You can hold your Pom, however since this can be tiring (depending on how many visitors you'll have), having your Pom in a carry sling is a great method for a Pom to be up where he can see what's going on. You'll also find slings to be a great way to take your Pom on errands with you... many stores will not say a thing as long as the dog is in this sort of tote.
If your Pom is exceptionally shy and isn't handling the action very well, it may be best to have a 2nd person keep him occupied in another room, while you hand out the treats to all the costumed visitors.
If you are home alone with your Pomeranian and there's no one available to do this and the noise is really getting him upset, it may be best to shut off that front light; after all, you have to do what is best for your Pom. You can work on socialization skills gradually and maybe he'll be ready for Halloween next year!