At eight weeks old, Pomeranian puppies are the cutest little fluff balls on the planet.
This is the time when most breeders allow the puppies to go home with their forever homes.
You are about to bring home your new little bundle of joy, it’s best to do the homework and know what to expect when you have an eight-week-old Pomeranian puppy.
Being prepared takes some stress out of the new experience and really allows you to have fun and enjoy this moment in time with your Pomeranian Puppy.
Here is what you can expect from this article.
- How small are 8 week old Pomeranians
- How much to feed an 8 week old Pomeranian
- How much sleep do 8 week old Pomeranians need
- How to deal with 8 week old puppy biting
- What your should do for training with an 8 week old Pomeranian
- How much exercise does an 8 week old Pomeranian need
Pomeranians at 8 Weeks Old
At eight weeks old most Pomeranian puppies are ready to go home with their forever families.
These little balls of fur are full of energy, playful, and extremely curious.
Your new little puppy may also be shy in the beginning since the experience of leaving its mother and litter mates can be traumatic.
It may take a few days to adjust and become more comfortable with its new family and home.
Introducing your puppy to life in your home along with all of the sights and sounds they should expect during the day is important.
Building trust between you and your puppy is very important during this stage of life.
Be patient and start creating a bond that will last a lifetime.
How Small Are 8-Week-Old Pomeranian Puppies
8-week old Pomeranian puppies can range from 11oz to 2.44 lbs at eight weeks of age.
The size of your Pomeranian puppy is determined by its birth size and genetics.
Although Pomeranians are very small dogs they still can vary a lot in size some Teacup Pomeranians can be around 3 lbs once fully-grown whereas others on the opposite end of the size scale can have Throwback genetics and reach near 20lbs.
You can view my Pomeranian Growth Chart to get a better idea of how big your small your Pomeranian Puppy may be.
Always remember that puppies grow fast and can change a lot within the first year of life.
If you have any concerns about your Pomeranian puppy’s size or growth it’s best to discuss it with your breeder and vet.
How Much Sleep Do 8-Week-Old Pomeranians Need?
Eight-week-old Pomeranians will sleep for around 18 hours within a 24-hour time period.
Although your Pomeranian puppy is sleeping a lot, you shouldn’t expect your puppy to sleep through the night until they are around 10-12 weeks old.
Due to the amount of growth that happens within the first year of a Pomeranian’s life, they need a lot of sleep.
At, eight weeks old your Pomeranian puppy will either be up running around and getting into trouble, they love chewing everything at this age or sleeping.
Making sure you provide a safe place for your Pomeranian puppy to sleep is important.
Using crates and beds provides a safe and peaceful environment for your Pomeranian.
Since Pomeranian puppies are so small they can often find dangerous places to sleep like under reclining chairs and couches.
It’s important to prepare ahead to avoid a tragedy.
You can also read my article on where your Pomeranian should sleep.
Once your puppy wakes up it’ll be time to potty and play.
How Much Exercise Do 8-Week Old Pomeranians Need?
Pomeranian puppies will have what seems like sudden bursts of playful energy.
Even though it seems like your puppy could play at this intense level for hours it’s really only ideal for short amounts of time.
You do not want your Pomeranian puppy to overdo it and possibly cause an injury, low blood sugar, or become overheated.
That said, Pomeranians are low-to-medium energy dogs and love to play.
Pomeranians enjoy playing in many different ways, they love little stuffed toys, squeaky toys, grabbing things from you and hiding them (like socks), and playing with puzzles for example.
There are things to look out for in order to keep play safe for your Pomeranian puppy is making sure your puppy doesn’t get so excited it gets underfoot and stepped on.
When you are outdoors there are dangers to be aware of as well.
It’s best to play outdoors in a safe fenced area, you should always be on the lookout for predators like other dogs, birds or prey, and wild animals.
How Much Food Does An 8-Week-Old Pomeranian Need?
Making sure that your Pomeranian Puppy is receiving nutritious food in the correct portion size is extremely important.
Since Pomeranians are such small dogs they are prone to nutrient deficiencies as well as becoming overweight.
An 8-week-old Pomeranian puppy will need to eat specially formulated puppy food until they are 12 months old.
How Much To Feed Your Pomeranian 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
It’s always best to speak with your vet about your specific dog’s diet and needs.
How To Train An 8-Week-Old Pomeranian
As soon as you bring home your eight-week-old Pomeranian is a perfect time to start training.
There are so many different methods of training but, the most important thing to remember is that positive reinforcement is always the best choice.
Training creates a bond between you and your dog as well as improves communication between you and your dog.
This is a great time to seek out puppy classes or a dog trainer for a training session if that is something you are considering.
Make sure you have a conversation with the trainer beforehand to determine what their training methods and style is.
You want to make sure that your trainer’s methods match up with your goals and beliefs.
Eight weeks old is also the ideal time to start potty training.
Make sure to be very patient with your puppy.
It takes time but, Pomeranians are very smart and will learn.
Decide if you will be crate training.
You should decide if you will be crate-training your puppy at this age to ensure that you and your dog have the best experience possible.
Things that you can teach your eight-week-old Pomeranian.
- teach your puppy its name
- teach your puppy how to come
- start using a harness and leash (never use a collar on a Pomeranian)
- walking by your side
- giving eye contact
- being relaxed while groomed
Have fun during this time, your puppy will grow so fast.
Building trust, having fun, and bonding with your puppy are the most important.
How To Deal With Pomeranian Puppy Biting At 8 Weeks
Pomeranian Puppies love to nip, bite and chew on everything at this age.
These are natural puppy behaviors caused by curiosity, play, and teething.
Although it’s natural it is still destructive and causes pain to those that get caught in their little sharp teeth.
Luckily, there are things you can do to help minimize the biting.
- Make sure your puppy is getting enough sleep
- Provide a variety of chew toys
- Provide a safe place for a break
Restless puppies, actually bite and misbehave more often than puppies that are getting a good amount of sleep.
Make sure to provide your puppy with sleep opportunities and a healthy sleep schedule.
Offering a variety of chew toys from hard toys to soft and squeaky toys can help combat boredom and the instinct for your puppy to bite something else like your or your furniture.
Sometimes we’ll all need a break, if needed you can buy a baby gate or bog pen where your puppy can go to rest and take a break.
You just need to make sure the gated area and gate are safe and secure.
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The Beginning Of A Lifelong Friendship
Bringing your Pomeranian puppy home is one of the most exciting experiences in life.
Being prepared can help reduce some of the stress and ease the transition for both you and your puppy.
The first few days may be challenging for both you and your puppy the trauma of going to a new home as well as having a new puppy in yours can lead to some hard days.
Once your puppy settles into its new family you will be on the right track towards a life of joy and love,