By the time your Pomeranian puppy has turned four months old, you will feel like time has flown since your first brought your little ball of love home.
A lot of growth has happened in these few months with your little friend growing and changing daily.
You will have an excited puppy that is full of energy (when awake) and is constantly looking for trouble, so it seems.
This natural stage of life is full of adventures and exploration.
In this article,
- What to expect from your four-month-old Pomeranian
- How big should your four-month-old Pomeranian be
- How much should you feed your four-month-old Pomeranian
- What should you do for exercise with your four-month-old Pomeranian
- How to deal with Pomeranian teething
- Training for your four-month-old Pomeranian
4-Month-Old Pomeranian Behaviors
By the time your Pomeranian is four months old, it has had some time to adapt and adjust to your household and daily routines.
This can make life much easier compared to when your first brought your puppy home.
Your puppy will be able to know the routine of when it’s time to eat and go outside just from simple signals and body language.
That said, you do not have a perfectly behaved Pomeranian at four months of age.
You can expect lots of barking at you or random things and a crazy amount of chewing.
Teething will be in high gear at this point in time.
Your little puppy will also be exploring the world around them and starting to test its limits.
Be aware that what seems like bad dog behavior is only natural for a growing Pomeranian puppy.
Your puppy will continue to learn and mature as time goes on.
Make sure to offer exercise for your dog’s body and mind.
What A 4-Month-Old Pomeranian Should Look Like
At four months old your Pomeranian puppy will appear as if it is changing and growing overnight.
At this point, your little ball of fluff hasn’t started going through the “puppy ugly” stage and still looks like a round little puppy full of fur.
Socializing Your 4-Month-Old Pomeranian Puppy
The socialization period of life for Pomeranian puppies is between three and twelve weeks of age at this point your puppy is moving into the juvenile stages.
The majority of the socialization experiences should have already happened for your puppy.
The experiences that your puppy has during its early life alter its brain and set it up for its lifelong temperament and behaviors.
Although, the majority of socialization is needed before your puppy reaches four months old don’t stop now, especially if you feel like your puppy hasn’t had enough positive introductions and experiences in the world.
You can’t make up for lost time but, any positive experiences can have long-lasting effects.
Continue to build your bond with your puppy that is full of trust and love.
Four-Month-Old Pomeranian Size
Four-month-old Pomeranians weigh between 1.25 pounds and 4.38 pounds depending on the size they were when they were born and their genetics.
Make sure that your Pomeranian puppy is growing at a steady rate and is healthy.
You have to make sure not to overfeed or underfeed your puppy.
If you have any concerns about the growth and size of your puppy it’s best to speak with your vet.
You can read this full article about Pomeranian puppy growth which includes a full growth chart.
How Much Sleep Should A Four-Month-Old Pomeranian Need
Your four-month-old Pomeranian puppy may be still sleeping up to 18 hours a day.
The great thing is around 10-12 weeks of age your puppy should be sleeping through the night.
Your puppy will be running around with a crazy amount of energy to burn or sleeping soundly.
Make sure that you are providing your puppy with plenty of toys and ways to burn off their energy when they are awake.
You also need to be aware that you can easily overtire your puppy which can also have negative behavioral effects.
Pomeranians puppies need their naps and a quiet place to rest.
Also, be aware that when your puppy wakes up from sleeping he or she will need to go potty immediately.
This is a great time to bring your puppy outside.
What Kind Of Exercise Do Four-Month-Old Pomeranians Need
Pomeranians are very playful little dogs and enjoy exercise but, you have to be careful not to overdo it.
Ten to fifteen minutes of playtime may even be too much for your Pomeranian.
Read your dog’s body language and stop when they are starting to seem tired or not engaged.
A short walk, run in the yard, or playtime with toys a few times a day is perfect.
As I mentioned earlier Pomeranian puppies will go from a seemingly endless burst of energy to a nap within moments.
Training Your Four-Month-Old Pomeranian
At four months old potty training is the number one training priority.
In addition to potty training, you should be working on:
- Walking on a leash
- Drop it
- Leave it
- Coming when there are distractions
- Focusing around distractions
Short training sessions of ten minutes or less are ideal for your Pomeranian puppy at this age.
The daily repetition and practice are perfect for your dog.
Make sure to have a stash of small training treats for your training sessions, there is nothing comparable to the reward of a treat.
Training is on-going and takes time and practice. being consistent is key.
How Much Should A Four Month Old Pomeranian Eat
The amount of food that your four-month-old Pomeranian should eat is based on its body weight.
Make sure you are feeding your Pomeranian puppy specially formulated food for puppies.
You can follow the following guidelines for feeding your four-month-old Pomeranian.
Each puppy will be different and may require slightly more or less food.
It’s best to speak with your vet about the exact needs of your puppy.
- Depending on the size of your Pomeranian puppy you should provide 1 to 2 heaping tablespoons of canned puppy food three or four times a day
- Provide 1 to 2 tablespoons of kibble a day, making this available at all times
- Make water available at all times
How To Deal With Teething In Four Month Old Pomeranians
Unfortunately, at four months old your Pomeranian puppy is in its prime teething stage.
Teething can be challenging for both you and your puppy.
Your puppy is sore from teething and will chew anything in sight.
On your side, your stuff is getting chewed and ruined by the moment.
The most important thing is to make sure your puppy doesn’t chew anything that could be dangerous.
We had wires chewed in our home luckily, they were not plugged in.
Making sure that your puppy has access to many appropriate chew toys is a great place to start.
You can also offer frozen toys that are meant to go in the freezer to help soothe your puppys sore gums.
Keeping a good eye on your dog and using things like gates can help with the destruction.
Living With Your Four-Month-Old Pomeranian Puppy
Your Pomeranian puppy is growing like a weed and is really fitting into your home and life.
You have a buddy forever.
These early months are challenging but, they are full of so many sweet and fun memories as well.
Continue to be positive and reinforce good behaviors.
Practice makes perfect is so true when it comes to puppies, if you want a well-trained dog you need to consistently practice.
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