In Pomskies, you get a mix of a Husky and a Pomeranian, and you know those two breeds aren’t the same! Huskies have a tremendous amount of energy, and they require lots of exercise and mental stimulation to stay healthy AND out of trouble! Pomeranians are lap dogs. It is good to exercise a Pomeranian to stay healthy, but their little legs will surely not take you as far as a Husky. This is to say the least. Sometimes, you have to carry your beloved furry munchkin on the way back home. So the Pomskies… They are right there in the middle!
Pomskies are not as active as Huskies, but they are still active dogs. Pomskies are relatively small, so their endurance and energy levels are surprising! They can keep up with bike rides, hikes, and other adventures. However, they do not require intense exercise to be well behaved indoors like most Huskies. Pomskies do however require a little bit more exercise than their smaller counterparts, Pomeranians.
The main reason you should always exercise and mentally challenge your Pomsky aside from physical health, is mental health! Because boredom is the culprit of many unwanted behaviors, and intelligent dogs should not be neglected, as that would be a recipe for boredom! When a Pomsky is doing naughty things like chewing human belongings, destroying furniture, and getting into the trash, it really is not the Pomsky’s fault. It’s the fault of their human. A dog cannot tell you “Hey, I’m bored.” or “Take me outside. Play a game with me.” So they will do their finest to fulfill their own needs. Pomskies are super intelligent, and when they are not stimulated mentally via games or training, and have pent up energy that needs to be released, they will find a way to do so.
How Long Should A Pomsky Be Walked?
When walking your Pomsky, you have to think about what it’s like being in a dog’s mind. Pomskies are a designer dog breed, however, they are part Husky! And Huskies are working dogs. They were bred and built to run, pull, and complete tasks. They have a huge intelligence capacity that is begging to be unlocked and put to use. Their body, similarly, is made to move, and wants to work.
Pomskies are much smaller than Huskies, but the need to ” move ” is similar. Usually I would advise at least an hour a day for walks. If that’s one and done, or split into two separate 30 minute walks. However, each dog is different, and may require more or less. So, as your Pomsky puppy grows up, keep an eye out for their behavior and happiness. If your Pomsky is showing signs of naughty behavior, pent up energy, or anxiety, evaluate the amount of exercise he/she gets. It may be a sign that your Pomsky needs more time outside!
If you are unable to make more time for exercising your Pomsky, there are many ways to compensate. Riding a bicycle and having your Pomsky run along side you will pick up the pace of your walk. This helps tremendously. Rollerblades or longboards can be fun too. However, if you’re unable or unwilling to exercise like that, you can try having your Pomsky wear a doggie back pack, filled with water bottles or something similar. This will help your Pomsky carry weight, and feel like he/she is “working”. Not only is this mentally stimulating, but it will release some of that pent-up energy!
Do Pomskies Like To Run?
Pomskies have many similarities to Huskies, but they are not exactly the same. Huskies require lots of exercise to remain happy and healthy. Huskies are built to run!
Pomskies, just like Huskies LOVE to run! Unlike Huskies, they don’t require lots of running to be happy and healthy, but they sure enjoy it! Pomskies have remarkably high endurance for such a little dog. You will be surprised to see how your Pomsky can keep up with you when exploring intense and draining adventures. Not only do they keep up, but they enjoy it more than you’d expect!
Pomsky puppies are all different. Each dog has its very own unique personality. So, when Pomskies are young, you can begin to see their different likes and dislikes. Usually by 7 or 8 weeks, we can be quite sure which puppy will be happy with a quiet family who stays at home. In contrast, which puppy would prefer a human who likes big adventures and lots of exercise!
How Long Can A Pomsky Be Left Alone?
Pomskies are intelligent, prone to boredom if not exercised enough, and love human attention and companionship. So, depending on your Pomsky’s personality, you can determine how long you can leave him or her home alone.
Usually, a dog confined to a crate shouldn’t be left there for more than 4 hours as an adult. They’ll need to use the bathroom, access water, and will get incredibly bored which could harm your dog if he or she tries to escape. If your dog is left roaming the house and has a doggie door to use the bathroom outside, they can be left alone for about 5-6 hours.
The best thing you can do for your dog is to exercise them before you leave them alone, as well as after you return. Boredom is a real thing, and it sucks! If you must leave your dog home alone for an extended amount of time every day, you can always make it a bit better by leaving games or stimulating toys around the house for your dog to stay thinking and occupied. An example would be like a towel made wet, add little treats to it and then roll it up tightly and freeze it. Your dog will lick it, chew it, and try to pry it apart to get to the treats. Another idea is to put globs of peanut butter in a doggy bowl full of water, freeze it, and allow them to lick and melt the ice for hours the next day as they try to get to the peanut butter globs! There are many ideas and DIY tricks you can find online from people trying to help other dog owners keep their dogs busy and safe while they are out of the house.
How Do You Tire Out A Pomsky?
Despite the fact that every Pomsky is different, he or she needs a certain amount of physical and mental exercise. The first thing you should do as a responsible dog owner, is evaluate your dog’s behavior. If your dog is showing signs of anxiety and pent up energy, your dog might need more mental or physical release of energy.
There are many ways to tire out a Pomsky. If a long walk isn’t quite doing it, try picking up the pace by running. Of course, if you don’t want to run, you can always take a leisurely ride on a bicycle and your dog can run alongside you. You can try riding other things you might enjoy, like a long board or rollerblades. If not that, you can take your dog to a dog park, or give him/her a walk with a doggie backpack on. Fill the backpack with something that’ll carry some weight, like water bottles.
Sometimes, it isn’t physical exhaustion your pet needs, sometimes it’s mental. Just pure boredom. If that’s the case, try taking your dog for a quick run or walk, and then beginning a training session. Either the most critical commands like sit, stay, come, or other fun tricks like rolling over, spinning around, putting toys away in a basket, or closing/opening doors. This kind of training helps your dog use his brain, and really helps tire them out, but also make them feel accomplished too!
Are Pomskies Good Off Leash?
Pomskies, just like any other dog, require time, patience, trust and training to achieve remarkable things, including proper behavior, indoors and outdoors.
Pomskies are wonderful at being off leash. Pomskies are wonderful at a lot of great things! They are really smart and love to learn. Now, just because they’re great at a lot of things and they’re super smart, doesn’t mean you will receive an 8 week old Pomsky who is potty trained, does well off leash, knows how to sit and lay down and roll over. No, your Pomsky has potential, and lots of it! It is up to each owner to properly harness that potential and do something about it!
Training is very fun with Pomskies. They are really, really smart, and truly love to learn and please their humans! It is up to you to build and form a bond with your puppy. Earn his or her trust, and trust him/her in return. Make training fun for your dog. They are trying! Stay positive and watch your dog bloom with joy every time they get a new trick down. They will eagerly wait for the next training session!