Over the course of time, quite a few questions regarding the outdoors have reached us. These range from puppies venturing out to issues regarding weather and much more.
We’ve decided to gather up all of the questions regarding Pomeranians outside and answer them in one place for easy reference.
Can I let my Pomeranian outside by himself for bathroom needs? With a doggie dog and enclosed fence?
At first, these fenced-in areas may seem very safe to let a Pomeranian out into. In addition, if there is a doggie door that the Pom can use to go out as he pleases, this may appear to be a perfect solution in regard to house training. However, there are many concerns with doing this.
One important element for successful training is that one certain outside area is chosen. If an entire yard is available, this can impede learning. There are many distractions (and dangers) and it will be extremely difficult for a dog to make a connection of either signaling to go out or being let out to the time that he actually urinates or has a bowel movement.
So, in other words, without any structure, being let out will simply mean that and going to the bathroom will be a secondary event that the Pomeranian does not automatically connect to the first event.
Not being there to supervise your Pom leads to huge missed opportunities to praise and/or reward the action. With this element missing, it’s easy for a dog to go astray and eventually forget his training. The best method to teach a dog anything is to mark the exact moment that an action is taken and you can’t do that if your Pomeranian is outside by himself.
There is a huge list of potential dangers involved with this, which we will dive into next.