Tips For Stubborn Pomeranians

Are Pomeranians Stubborn

Pomeranains are adorable little lap dogs but, do they have a stubborn streak?

Pomeranians are very intelligent and can sometimes show signs of being stubborn during the training process. In most cases, this can be corrected with proper training as well as eliminating any other distractions.

Are Pomeranians Stubborn Dogs

Pomeranians can be stubborn dogs but, in most cases, they are only being stubborn because they aren’t fully trained in the command that you are saying or there are too many distractions around.

In most cases, your dog is not deliberately choosing to ignore you.

When Are Pomeranians Most Stubborn

Your Pomeranian is most likely to be the most stubborn when it is a puppy and it is just learning everything about the world.

The other times your dog is likely to be stubborn is when there is a distraction that is extremely important to your dog.

These things are often food and other animals and dogs nearby.

How To Know If Your Pomeranian Is Stubborn

The first sign of a stubborn dog is your dog appearing like it is not listening to you when you call them are telling them to do or not do something.

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What Does It Mean When Your Pomeranian Is Stubborn

When someone refers to their dog or a dog breed as being stubborn they are often referring to how difficult the dog is to train and how well the dog breed listens overall.

Some breeds are naturally more independent, active, and headstrong.

Often breeds that are stubborn by nature are very active working breeds.

These breeds are often hunters, herders, watchdogs, or used for sled pulling.

The natural traits needed for those jobs often go along with being an independent and determined thinker.

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How To Deal With A Stubborn Dog

Here are some tips for dealing with a stubborn dog.

  1. Be Patient– dogs of all ages need training and some time retraining. Make sure to be patient with your dog during this process.
  2. Have Clear Communication– Your entire home nees to be aware of what words and tone will be used when speaking and training your stubborn dog. Inconsistancy will only lead to confusion.
  3. Repetition– You can expect anyone to be an expert the first time they learn something. The same goes for your dog.
  4. Seek Professional Training– If needed seek out professional training and advise.

Is Your Dog Stubborn Or Dominant

Dominance has to do with the pecking order within the pack and establishing who is the alpha.

In most cases, you are the and your dog will show submissive behaviors towards you and not directly challenge you.

Ignoring you and not following instructions is not a sign of dominance.

Most Stubborn Dog Breeds

  • Siberian Husky
  • Akita
  • Dashchund
  • Boston Terrier
  • Chihuahua
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Jack Russel Terrier
  • Shiba Inu
  • Beagle
  • Shar Pei
  • Fox Terrier
  • English Bull Dog
  • Dalmation
  • Basset Hound
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Weimaraner
  • American Foxhound
  • Afghan Hound

Least Stubburn Dog Breeds

  • Labrador Retreiver
  • Border Collie
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retreiver

Final Thoughts

Having a stubborn dog or one that acts stubborn occasionally can be extremely frustrating.

In most cases, your dog is being stubborn because it hasn’t been properly trained or is distracted.

My Pomeranians are the most stubborn when the neighbor’s dogs are outside,

The neighbor’s dogs as well as my Pomeranians will bark constantly at each other.

On our end, it is a case of additional training being needed as well as our dogs learning to not be distracted by the other dogs.

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