This is a term meaning that the Pom is a dog that is small (technically a toy size) and is meant to be an inside dog that loves to be in the company of their human family members. Socialization is important.
When it comes to the Pomeranian it almost seems wrong to use the word "owner". This is because the Pom is very loving, very loyal and just loves to spend time with their owner. It is for this reason that we often use the term "human family member".
Being an inside dog does not mean that the Pomeranian will not want to explore outside! While they should have protection from the cold during extreme weather, they do love to run around.
After being inside for the majority of the day, you will find that your Pom will enjoy being brought outdoors to run and play. They generally like to see new things, explore new places and find new scents.
While they do enjoy independent play, they also need interaction with humans. Things work smoothly if an owner keeps a schedule. This is because they have an amazing inner time clock.
They will know when it is time to eat, time to be groomed, time for teeth cleaning, etc. If it is time for something and nothing happens.. and no one comes to get them...they can become distressed....And that is when excessive barking or destructive behavior can occur.
It is best to try your best to have set times to brush them, perform dental care, clip nails, offer them their meals and even have a set sleeping time.
Speaking of sleep, Pomeranian temperament often causes this breed to want to sleep with their owner. This comes form the calm that they feel when close to their owner and the safety that they feel. They love to be played with and given attention during the day...