You are about to bring home your new little ball of fluff when you start to wonder at what age do Pomeranians start barking?
Pomeranians are known for their barking abilities. A Pomeranian puppy will start to bark between 7 and 10 weeks of age. Before their first official bark, they have already learned how to express themselves vocally through whines, cries, and grunts.
In this article, I discuss when and how your puppy will communicate with barking, along with the changes you should expect along the way.
- When Do Puppies Start Barking
- At What Age Do Puppies Start Barking At Strangers
- Do Pomeranian Puppies Go Through A Barking Phase
- When Do Puppies Lose Their Puppy Bark
- Do Dogs Bark Less When They Get Older
- Why Do Puppies Bark In Their Sleep
- Why Wont My Pomeranian Puppy Bark
- Final Thoughts
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When Do Puppies Start Barking
Puppies usually start barking as early as seven weeks old up until they are around sixteen weeks of age.
Pomeranians are known as barkers and will usually start to bark around seven to ten weeks old.
At What Age Do Puppies Start Barking At Strangers
A puppy will start barking at strangers once they have discovered the instinct to alert. This can happen anywhere between eight weeks of age to around six months in age.
Barking at strangers can be very helpful when it comes to notifying you of a visitor or a possible threat. Pomeranians are known to become attached to their owners and can be very protective.
Alert barking can also be a nuisance if your puppy is not trained. Your pup may be alert to many situations that do not justify barking like people walking by your house, barking at neighbors, or your neighbor’s pets.
It’s very important that your puppy is socialized at a young age to ensure that they are comfortable around other people and situations. Proper training is a must to ensure that your dog doesn’t become a nuisance.
Do Pomeranian Puppies Go Through A Barking Phase
The barking phase during a puppy’s adolescence would be classified as the time period where your young pup has found its voice, loves to express itself and hasn’t had the training needed to only bark when needed and listen to commands.
Will My Puppy Grow Out Of The Barking Phase
Unfortunately no, your puppy will not just grow out of its spunky puppy barking phase. If not dealt with, with proper training any barking issues that you have during your puppy stage will follow your dog into adulthood and possibly become worse.
Why Do Puppies Bark So Much
Puppies are curious and are growing and learning at a rapid rate. Since barking and vocal communication is one of the main ways dogs communicate, your puppy is just like a human toddler and is going to explore and try new things, including barking at anything and everything.
Do Puppies Get Tired Of Barking
A puppy won’t get tired of barking specifically but, they may become tired in general and stop or slow down their barking.
When Do Puppies Lose Their Puppy Bark
There isn’t an exact point in time when your puppy’s voice will change from the high-pitched puppy bark to a deeper adult bark. For the majority of dogs, you can expect this change to happen, between the ages of five months to a year.
Do Dogs Bark Less When They Get Older
In general, dogs will often bark less when they are older. An older dog has most likely received some training or life experience that has taught them when and when not to bark.
Elderly dogs often bark less due to hearing loss or he or she no longer feels the need to bark in certain situations.
On the other hand, an elderly dog may become jumpy and bark in situations where it never used to.
Do Dogs Bark Less When They Are Neutered
It is possible for male dogs to bark less after they have been neutered. A young intact male is very energetic and has a strong drive to find a mate which can cause him to bark more often when he is excited or trying to get attention.
Don’t expect a miracle when neutering your dog. If your dog has a behavioral problem, to begin with being neutered will not solve it.
Do Dogs Bark Less When They Are Spayed
Just like neutering a male dog getting a female spayed will lessen the drive to mate and may or may not reduce your dog’s barking.
Why Do Puppies Bark In Their Sleep
Puppies will often dream during their REM cycles just like humans, puppies sometimes bark, growl, whine, run and have rapid eye movement during a dream.
Besides barking in their sleep there are many other reasons why a Pomeranian barks at night.
Why Wont My Pomeranian Puppy Bark
Even though Pomeranians are known to bark it is possible that your puppy may not bark.
Some dogs are natural introverts and can have a lack of confidence that can cause them to not bark as much as other dogs. If your dog can physically bark but, chooses to do it sparingly I wouldn’t worry or encourage more barking.
If your puppy opens its mouth in an attempt to bark but, a sound does not come out there is most likely a medical issue like laryngitis or laryngeal paralysis. In this situation, you should seek veterinary care for your puppy.
Pomeranians will cry for many reasons. All dogs use vocal expression as a main way of communicating. A crying or whining Pomeranian could be the sign of stress, pain, hunger, a cry for attention, a request to go potty, or anxiety associated with separation anxiety.
A puppy can learn to growl as a form of communicating as early as 6 to 8 weeks old. Although, a puppy can growl at a young age a dog will not show true signs of aggression until they are near 7 months of age.
As soon as your puppy has the instinct to alert which usually occurs around 8 weeks of age and can be up to 6 months old for some dogs, your dog will start barking at a knock on the door or the ringing of the doorbell.
Unfortunately, Puppies can bark for a very long time. Do not expect your puppy to get tired and stop barking. The only way to ensure that your puppy does not bark excessively is to get proper training. Never respond to a barking puppy by yelling at it or using physical force.
Your puppy has learned to bark and is testing out all of the different ways it can express itself with its voice. If your puppy has started to bark at everything it is time for some training.
I know that little baby puppy bark can be adorable. It’s important that your little pup has proper training so the puppy bark doesn’t develop into a nuisance as your dog grows.
Be patient will your little fluffy friend and provide him or her with lots of socialization and love.