Understanding Your Pomsky Temperament & How to Deal With It?

Lavenda May 17, 2018 4 Comments

Understanding Your Pomsky Temperament & How to Deal With It?

Pomsky or ‘Huskenarian’ is a crossbreed which you hardly predict its appearance. This is because some tends to resemble their Siberian rough parents nevertheless are smaller in size. A unique feature of your Pomsky is that it has a smaller head which is proportion to its body. It has those beautiful almond eyes that you will simply fall in love with. Just like those of Pomeranian’s, there may be either hazel or brown.

An important distinguishing factor when it comes to this breed is that since it is a blend of two breeds, chances are that it will have traits of both its parents. This means that it temperament is different from that of other breeds and it requires more effort for you understand your Pomsky. One of the inherent character of the Pomsky is that it is energetic and intelligent. It is also a social animal hence will not appreciate being indoors most of the time. More also, when it gets irritated, it might long for you to calm it down and simple tricks such as making funny noises may not help it. Pomsky temperament is similar to that of Pomeranian. They also learns fast hence can pick up bad habits easily.

Pomsky temperament traits you need to know about

  • Pomskies generally gets along with everyone

With this pet, you will not have to worry if you are tend to interact with many people as it will generally fit into your lifestyle. Worry not if you have kids as Pomsky are quite approachable. This is a unique pet as it is not easy to find a dog that loves children. This is because most pets are afraid of the kids. Ensure that you teach the children how to handle the Pomsky to avoid any unnecessary injuries. The reason why Pomsky is favorable with children especially toddlers is because they are known to remain calm when with children. They are also playful which means that they will enjoy having children around.

  • Pomskies are not only brave but confident


Pomsky is one of those pets you will not fear going out with you at the park. The traits of being confident and brave probably are inherited from Siberian husky and Pomeranian which are bold and strong. Despite the fact that Pomsky are small in size, they tend not to back from any situation. Pomsky temperament when it comes to scary situation can be described as bold and they will tend to bark loudly. You will see that they are committed towards ensuring that they protects you from any stranger or when they think you are danger.

  • Pomsky loves a lot

Pomsky temperament is also seen when it comes to how they relate with you. This is a pet that will love and adore you a lot. This means that the pet wants to be always around you. Therefore, if you are a person who works late or always travelling for businesses, you will just break their heart. Not only does Pomsky loves a 100% but also expects same from you. When it comes to this particular Pomsky temperament, when he feels that you are not loving them back enough, it results into depression. Ensure that you keep your Pomsky feeling loved by spending ample time with them.  From time to time, give treats to your Pomsky especially when you are training on something.

  • Pomsky are intelligent

Pomsky is one pet you will not struggle a lot when it comes to teaching them new things. This is because, they are intelligent and curious. This means that you will not have to spend a lot of time preparing them for training as the easily gets into the mood. Therefore, you will not need a trainer when it comes to training your Pomsky of basic things. However, also know that Pomsky can be stubborn especially when you are mean and yell at them. Be patient with them and learning will be done effectively. If you do not have ample time for training, you can hire a trainer rather than doing it in a rush.

What Affects Pomsky Temperament?

It is not possible to generalize all Pomsky as each is different depending on its genetic make-up. However, there are certain aspects that will definitely make your Pomsky temperamental. You need to determine these aspects and deal with them accordingly. Generally, Pomsky is a social pet and would not have issues when you create time for them. However, if they feel that you are not there for them most of the time, they are likely to develop traits such as excessive barking.


  • Climatic conditions

If you are a Pomsky owner, you will realize that there is sudden change of behavior when climatic conditions are not favorable. For instance, lightning and thunderstorms will not only scare you but will scare the Pomsky. You will find that the pet is hiding under the bed and might not want to come out of there. This means that the Pomsky is frightened and it is important that you find a good way of reassuring him that he is safe. Holding him at this moment is a good way to ensure that the fright goes down.

  • Pain

Just like in humans, pain affects our temperament. It is the same when it comes to your Pomsky. Being an energetic breed, if you find that out of blues your pet starts becoming inactive and not interested in playing with you, he might be in pain. If you cannot determine what might be causing the pain, take him to a vet who will do a check-up. More also, when you take the pet to a vet and he get an injection, you will notice that he becomes unusually quiet before the pain goes away.

  • Poor Grooming

Grooming is essential to an animal and especially when it comes to pet. Not only does it makes the pet comfortable but it minimizes chances of it contracting some diseases. A poorly groomed Pomsky will tend to be temperamental as compared to one who is well groomed. For instance, the recommended times that you need to wash your Pomsky is once in a month. However, if you stay for long without washing it, it means that you are giving an opportunity for flea infestation. The Pomsky also tends to get tired hence you will see it change from an active and energetic pet to a temperamental Pomsky.

  • Aging

Age is a common factor which affects a Pomsky’s temperament. You wouldn’t expect your pet to remain active, social and energetic even when he is aging. There are many aspects that come with age and it may include illnesses. For instance, your Pomsky may develop knee injury which means that he is no longer looking forward for a walk in the park. You will also be forced to carry him most of the time when you are outdoors. Understanding that aging is inevitable and it will help you also change how you treats him. Definitely, you will have to minimize exercise time.

 Tips to consider when training your Pomsky when he is temperamental


Usually, when you get a Pomsky, you would want it to adhere to a certain routine or behavior. To achieve this, you will have to train it. However, training may not be that easy as you might think and requires great consistence and patience.

  • Crate Training

One of the best technique that you can use when it comes to training your Pomsky to behave is crate training. The first thing that you need to do to achieve this is ensure that you place the crate in safe area. Ensure that the area is not around a heater or cable wires. You also do not want to isolate your Pomsky when he temperamental and you want to teach him some manners. Ensure that the crate is near where you are so that also check up on him. It also should be the right size, not too small or too big.

Your Pomsky should be used to that area and each time you command him to do sit down or sleep, that the area where he will go to. Before the Pomsky gets used to the place where he eats from sleeps or relieves itself, it require training. To achieve this, you might reward him with treats or praises each time they goes to the correct place.

  • Howling and whining

Temperamental Pomsky tends to howl and whines. This is undesirable especially when you are out in public or having friends over. To ensure that your Pomsky does not develop the habit of howling or whining unnecessarily, train him to command language. This means that he will be understanding you every time you tell him to go and stay in a particular area. Do not also be tempted to attend to the pet immediately he starts whining or howling. This is because, you are teaching him that he will be getting your attention every time. This may not be possible as you might be committed elsewhere for instance, attending to the baby. Train your Pomsky to be used to your assuring such as talking to him when you cannot immediately attend to him.

  • Biting prevention

An important aspect to training your temperamental Pomsky is preventing the pet from biting. This is a bit hard to achieve and will need you to be very patient. This is because Pomsky are playful in nature and might not distinguish between playing and biting you. Being harsh to them will not be helpful but will only make the Pomsky confused on why you are not appreciative of them. If your Pomsky bites you when you are playing, use words to discourage him. Since they are intelligent pets, as time goes by, they will understand what you really mean. More also, train them that they are things that he might bite and others that he cannot.

  • Training your Pomsky to be obedient

One way to maintain Pomsky temperate is to teach him obedience. This will ensure that he understand what you are telling him and acts accordingly. A good way for you to train your Pomsky obedience is by repeating commands such as roll over, shake or sit. Rewarding the pet each time he gets the command right greatly reinforce the process of training. It also helps the Pomsky to understand when he gets the command right or wrong hence efficiently learns what you really wants. Usually, Pomskies tends to be obedient to you when they understand what you are actually saying. Just giving those commands and they are yet to understand what they actually mean will only make the pet more confused and make you more desperate.

  • Leash training

Leash training is a good way to maintain your Pomsky’s temperament. Usually, while you are out for a walk, you want the pet to exercise, you will need to have a leash on it. This makes it possible for you to control its movement as you don’t want your Pomsky to be run over by a car. Leash training is not obvious as you may think and it requires you to take time off and be with your Pomsky. Leash training makes it possible for you to control and energetic and excited Pomsky and ensure that he is under control. The first step when it comes to leash training is ensuring that the leash is well fitting. The leash should not be too loose or too tight.

A really effective tip that you need to use every time you are training your Pomsky is to use a reward. For instance, place a treat at the end of the walkway and start by holding the pet on the leash where the walkway ends. Practice by walking the Pomsky towards the treat. This will make the Pomsky to start pulling the leash trying to reach the treat, gently say no to the pet ad start going back to the walkway. This will ensure that you reinforce behavior in your Pomsky that he need to go to the direction you wants him to.

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