4) Don't go overboard; too much will weigh the coat down, make the fur oily and block healthy air circulation to the skin pores. As you go, think 'lightly mist'. The application done in the evening will be a light touch-up for any that has rubbed off during the day. It will be to continue the protection as your Pomeranian sleeps (fur rubbing against fabric during the winter can cause static).
Winter Bath Care
You should be sure to keep up on your schedule of a bath every 3 weeks. While it is okay to extend this time in the summer to every 4 or even 5 weeks, in the winter you will want to stay right on track since there will be an accumulation of the leave-in conditioner.
Don't worry about the element of 'too many baths dries the skin' because if you use the right products, that will not be an issue. The goal will be to use a moisturizing shampoo to clean off all residue - be sure to scrub down through the coat very well and rinse super well since any dry soap particles will be more irritating to a Pomeranian's skin in the winter. This is followed by using a moisturizing conditioner to protect and soften.
These thorough baths will wash out all the built up oils and products on the fur, leaving it 'fresh' to start over again until it is bath-time in another 3 weeks.
With skin so prone to becoming dry in the winter, it is best to allow your Pomeranian to air dry and refrain from using a blow dryer. Use a soft, absorbent towel and scrunch the coat to absorb water, making sure not to rub.
Plan baths well in advance so that your Pom does not need to be taken outside with damp fur (this could prove dangerous in the winter).
As always, even if you have placed cotton in the ears to prevent water from entering the outer canal, be sure to wipe the leather dry with clean, sterile piece of gauze or a clean, sterile cotton ball.