|Barked: Mon Feb 18, '13 4:54pm PST |
|Hello. I have a question about Pomeranian’s as a companion for a senior. 12 years ago we gave my mother-in-law a Shipoo and she absolutely adored the dog. She would keep her company on many a lonely evening. The dog passed a few months ago and my mother-in-law has asked us to find her another companion dog since we did such a great job the first time.
We just got an 8 week old Peek-a-Pom. We had a choice of 3 pups, and he was the biggest and cutest of the pack. He looks very much like a Pomeranian, where his brothers looked more Pekingese. I suspect from what I have read online, he acts like it too. He is brilliant!! Very smart, rambunctious, and bold. He’s a real scrapper. He’ll run around and prance at you, and want to jump on you one second, and is licking your face the next. The whole house is in love with him. He even walks over to his potty pad to use the bathroom. Brilliant!
The problem. He does not appear to like being held too long. We can hold him for 10 seconds or so, but then he will squirm to get away. If I try to put him next to me on the couch, even when he is tired, he will not relax. We bought him a crate, and he seems to like it a lot. He would rather go lay in his crate when he is tired. Also, if we try to hold him too long, he just goes nuts. The breeder said she had lots of grandkids, so we are speculating he got held, and possible dropped, a lot. Or is this normal behavior? Has anyone else experienced this with their Pom pup? We wanted him to be a good couch buddy for my mother-in-law, but I’m afraid he may be too bold and independent for that lifestyle. Or am I wrong? I’m guessing he will eventually grow into this role, but am not sure. What have been your experiences? We will have him for 2 weeks before we take him to my mother-in-law. Perhaps there is some training we can do? Thank you all in advance for your feedback!
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