Reason 1 - Happiness | Excitement | Activity
The 3 words above most often happen simultaneously… When you are outside playing fetch with your Pomeranian or if you have just come home and are greeting your Pom, giving hugs and kisses, a lot is going on…
Your dog is happy to be engaging with you, especially if you’ve been away, so just the sight of you can make him overly happy. Add to that the excitement of a game and then the physical exercise that in incorporated into play and this can lead a Pom to make panting noises.
As long as it is not excessive and if your dog calms down once the activity slows, this is usually not a problem. If he seems to have a hard time calming down after seeing you, this may be an issue of over-excitement… One thing that you can do is to train your Pomeranian that seeing you does not equal a time of frenzy is to ease into the interaction that occurs when you arrive home.
It does take some will power, however you can do this by not immediately greeting your Pom. Enter the house, check the mail, wash your hands (anything for about a minute or so)…and then approach in a matter-of-fact manner, keeping your voice calm and giving gentle pats. If an owner does this and waits about 20 minutes to a ½ hour before a lively play session or a walk, it can help a dog learn to stay relatively calm upon seeing him or her.
Granted, your Pomeranian is always going to be happy to see you and will always enjoy time together, however this type of training does help if your dog is acting bananas (and some dogs get so revved up that they urinate in excitement).