Before You Begin
While the command of "Sit' may seem easy, if your Pomeranian does not know this one yet or has struggled with it in the past, you'll soon find out that asking a dog to sit and having him follow this request is downright impossible if it is not taught in the right way.
So, before you run to get your Pom (though we do love your enthusiasm), let's go over some important things to keep in mind before you start.
1) Saying 'Good job!'
is important even if full success is not immediately reached. For a Pomeranian to stay motivated enough to pay attention to lessons, he needs to feel good about what he is doing… Even if he is not doing things perfectly. Don't worry, he soon will. However, until that time, while you are teaching your Pom to sit, never let him feel that he is wrong more than 3 times in a row.
If he is having trouble, start at Step One so that you can tell your Pom that he is doing good. You can try Step Two once he feels confident about the first step.
2) Timing -
Poms can become distracted easily and may not always be in the mood for training. However, if you choose a time when your Pom is rather bored, he will be more open to learning how to sit. If he's expecting a walk, food or any other element that causes excitement, he will not be able to focus. Choosing a 'down time' for this sort of interaction and acting enthusiastic can often cause a Pom to really enjoy command training.
3) Your outlook counts for a lot -
You probably already know that your Pom can pick up on your moods and the vibes that you send out. So, when you are trying to teach your Pom to sit, if you silently sigh or inwardly shake your head, your Pom will know you're doing that. And that makes a dog feel defeated. You want to make this fun! And you want your dog to feel good about himself. So, never train your Pom unless you are in a great mood and will be able to display true enthusiasm.