Seven Pomsky Potty Training Tips
Introduction – Pomsky Potty Training
Pomsky potty training is a very important subject.
In this article we are going to cover a couple key tips to help you potty train your Pomsky:
- Pomskies go when they got to go
- Reward proper potty location
- Do not punish
- Pomsky Puppies go frequently
- Puppies go potty after meals
- Use a potty word
- Watch if your puppy does not go
Pomsky Potty Training: Pomskies Go When They Got To Go
Just like a baby, when a puppy has to go potty they will go potty! So, to start with your potty training, you have to get your Pomsky outside before they go potty inside. This means constantly being with your new puppy when you first bring them home. Jo Taylor from Moonlit Pomskies, a POA expert breeder, recommends being with your new puppy 24/7, watching for potty signals, and confining them to a small room that has access to the potty location.
It is your job to make sure they go outside! If you fail, then blame yourself.
Pomsky Potty Training: Reward Proper Potty Location
The best way to show your Pomsky where you want them to go potty is to show them the correct place and reward them.
The best way to do this is to take your Pomsky out when they need to go, and give them praise when they go. Jo Taylor from Moonlit Pomskies says on our Pomsky 101 podcast episode about potty training to “Make a fuss…they need to know that they are pleased with them!”
You will be amazed how quickly they will learn if you give them praise and a nice treat for going potty in the right place. For example, if you use a little piece of cheese as a treat, your Pomsky will start looking for the cheese treat after only a few times going potty in the correct place.
Pomsky Potty Training: Do Not Punish
You should NEVER punish your Pomsky when they potty in the house. This is backwards training and it does not work.
You should never rub a puppy’s nose in their mess it to teach it a lesson. This does not work. A puppy’s nose is 1000 times more sensitive than a humans and this will never teach them not to do it again. They will not know what they did wrong, instead of correcting the behavior the Pomsky will just potty in the house out of sight next time. This does not teach them to potty outside.
Rather than punishing your puppy, if they have an accident in the house simply clean it up and move on with your day. If you catch your Pomsky in the act of going potty in the house, calmly and gently get your Pomsky to go outside where they can finish pottying outside. Reward your Pomsky when they finish going potty outside.
This method is a big difficult to explain through text, it’s far easier to understand this process through video. We learned this process from Doggy Dan, the famous dog trainer. I recommend you download Dan’s free potty training course where he teaches you the proper way to potty train a puppy.
Pomsky Potty Training: Pomsky Puppies Go Frequently
When your Pomsky is a puppy, they will need to go potty more frequently. Set a timer and take your Pomsky out to potty on a regular schedule, sometimes as often as every 30 minutes to every hour (until you determine how long they can hold it).
Younger puppies, when they are around eight weeks old, have a very small bladder. So you will likely need to take your puppy out to potty every 30 minutes or so. You must be vigilant and set a time to take your puppy potty.
In this case, you should understand that a puppy is your responsibility. So being a workaholic like a professional paper helper, you need to allocate time for training.
Pomsky Potty Training: Puppies Go Potty After Meals
Puppies will often need to go potty after a meal, often within 60 seconds after eating. Always take your puppy out to potty right after they eat.
You should also take your Pomsky puppy outside to potty as soon as they wake up and right before bed at night.
Pomsky Potty Training: Use A Potty Word
You should associate a word with your puppy’s potty time. Associate a word that everyone in the house sticks to such as “go potty”. Much like command training, your puppy will hear this word and know it’s time to go out to potty.
Pomsky Potty Training: Watch If Your Puppy Does Not Go
Be aware if your puppy does not go potty when you take them out. If your Pomsky does not go right when you take them out, be aware that they may need to relieve themselves soon.
Restrict the Pomsky to a smaller area that is easier to monitor, where you can easily watch them, and take them out when you see signs that they are ready to potty.
Potty Training Course (Free)
This article was written with the help of our friends at The Online Dog Trainer.
We are happy to have an incredible partnership with Dan, otherwise known as “Doggy Dan”, and The Online Dog Trainer team.
Dan and the team have given us permission to use his proprietary puppy training content and videos. He has provided us with videos from his online training courses for FREE to help Pomsky owners around the world with training the perfect puppy.
Dan provides us with one more free bonus. He is giving our Pomsky owners free access to his puppy potty training course.
This free download is a great supplemental to use in addition to the above training article. I highly recommend using Dan’s free potty training course.
It’s completely free for our readers. In this potty training course Dan shows us how to stop a puppy from peeing on the carpet and get them fully potty trained. In Dan's free course he teaches us:
- The perfect potty routine.
- How to teach your puppy to pee on your schedule.
- How to get “bathroom shy” puppies to go potty every time.
- How to ensure complete success through the night.
- How to keep your potty training on track.
- How to train your puppy to go in just one place that you choose.
- How to train a puppy to never have an accident again.
More Pomsky Resources
Need more help raising and training your Pomsky? Check out our other Pomsky articles and videos including:
- Free Download - Pomsky Owning and Training Guide
- Register Your Pomsky With The POA
- Article - How to Train A Pomsky
- Article - Potty Training Tips
- Video - Pomsky Training Video Series
- Video - Stop Your Pomsky From Chewing
- Article - Stop Separation Anxiety
- Article - Pomsky Health Issues
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