Pomeranians are known for being little lap dogs but, can they jump high and how high can a Pomeranian jump?
Pomeranians are perfect little companions and can even be considered little purse dogs. You may be surprised to find out that Pomeranains can jump much higher than you would assume. The average Pomeranian can jump up to four-time its size.
Can Pomeranians Jump High
Pomeranians may be small but, they are fierce and mighty little dogs.
These little dogs can jump much higher than you may expect.
How High Can Pomeranians Jump
A Pomeranian can jump as high as four or five feet in the air from a complete standstill.
With a running start, a Pomeranian can jump much higher.
I’ve witnessed this amazing jumping ability.
When my pack of Pomeranians gets excited especially for a meal or treat they will start jumping up and down to get my attention.
The best jumper in my bunch isn’t even the biggest dog.
Willow is an eight-pound Pomeranian (that should really only be in the 6 to the 7-pound range).
My Willow will jump up at least three feet in the air to grab a hold of the bottom of my shirt in an effort to let me know that she is there.
Why Do Pomeranians Jump So Much
Pomeranians and many dogs love to jump.
There are many different reasons why dogs love jumping with some of the top reasons being.
- To get your attention
- When they are excited
- A way to get rid of pent up energy
- Behavioral Issues
Why Do Pomeranians Jump To Get Your Attention
Regardless of your dog’s age or level of training, it is very common for Pomeranians to jump up to get your attention.
You could expect your Pomeranian to jump up when they want to go outside, get fed, or play with you.
Why Do Pomeranians Jump When They Are Excited
Pomeranains are very excitable little dogs that are known to become very attached to their owners.
If you happen to leave the house, even if it’s just a moment to go to the mailbox you can expect an excitable greeting every time.
This greeting may include barking and jumping.
Why Do Pomeranians Jump When They Are Bored
WHen Pomeranians are bored they will often find ways to entertain themselves and keep busy.
Jumping is just one of those activities that you can expect.
Why Do Pomeranians Jump When They Have Too Much Energy
If your Pomeranian has been cooped up in the house too long and hasn’t had enough exercise he or she may start jumping and running around as a way to burn off that energy.
Do Pomeraniasn Jump Up When They Are Not Well Behaved
It can be a variety of behavioral concerns that can cause your Pomeranian to jump.
The most common behavioral issue would be a lack of training or a puppy that has yet to be trained.
Do Pomeranians Jump When They Have Anxiety
Pomeranians are known for being velcro dogs, which become extremely attached to their owners.
Pomeranians are prone to developing separation anxiety and a full host of behaviors that can come along with it including jumping.
Is Jumping Bad For Pomeranians
Jumping can be bad for Pomeranians since they are already at risk of experiencing luxating patellas.
A luxating patella is basically a slipped knee cap.
In most cases this condition is very mild but, in others, it can permanently slip out of place requiring surgery to repair.
Two out of three of my Pomeranians have experienced mild luxating patellas.
The knee cap will slip and my pups will limp for a few moments until it slips back into place.
If you have a Pomeranian that jumps a lot, it can irritate or cause a luxating patella.
How Can You Get Your Pomeranian To Stop Jumping
You should expect a small amount of normal jumping from your Pomeranian but, the behavior can grow into a really bad habit that needs to be remedied.
Tips To Reduce Jumping In Pomeranians
- Make sure you are not rewarding jumping with attentions or treats
- Ignore your dog when they jump up
- Teach your dog to sit on command
- Reward your dog with treats when they sit
- Keep your dog on a leash when your are training him or her not to jump
- Use you knee to gently black you dog from jumping up
- Tell your dog no when you remove them from jumping
What Dog Breeds Can Jump The Highest
You don’t need to be the biggest dog to be able to jump high.
Some of the highest jumpers include smaller breeds like Papillons and Jack Russel Terriers.
- Border Collie
- Shetland Sheepdog
- Australian Shepherd
- German Shepherd
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Australian Kelpie
- Beligan Malinois
- Jack Russel Terrier
- Rat Terrier
What Dog Breeds Cannot Jump
It’s no wonder these dogs breeds can’t jump very high with their short little legs and much bigger bodies.
- Basset Hound
- Scottish Terrier
- French Bull Dog
- English Bull Dog
Pomeranians can surprise you.
Most people would have no idea that a little fluffy Pomeranian can jump so high.
It’s actually quite the sight to see. In my opinion, it’s very cute seeing a little round ball of fur jump up like a bouncing ball.