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How much exercise does my Pomeranian need?

Pomeranians are delightful little dogs known for their fluffy coats and spirited personalities. Despite their small size, Pomeranians are active and energetic, but how much exercise do they actually need?

How much exercise does an adult Pomeranian need?

An adult Pomeranian needs, on average, about 50 minutes of exercise per day. This can be broken down into short daily walks and play sessions. Remember that Pomeranians can be prone to joint issues, so avoiding high-impact activities that could put unnecessary strain on their joints is essential. You’ll want to prevent over-exercising them for the same reason. 

It can be tricky to know exactly how much exercise they get each day. But that’s where PitPat comes in. Pop a PitPat Dog GPS Tracker on their collar, and you’ll see how much exercise they get each day. We’ll also give you a tailored exercise goal based on their breed, age and weight.

How much exercise does a Pomeranian puppy need?

Pomeranian puppies are furry bundles of energy, but you need to monitor how much exercise they’re getting, as endless zoomies now can lead to joint and mobility issues later in life. As a general guideline, their exercise should be 5 minutes for each month of their age.

And remember, exercise doesn’t just have to be walkies. After all, puppies aren’t allowed outside until they’re fully vaccinated. But don’t worry, play counts as exercise too, and you can play plenty of games around the house

Then when they’re ready to get out into the big wide world, focus on letting them go at their own pace. Don’t worry if you don’t travel too far on those early walks. It’s all about getting them used to different environments and having opportunities for socialisation. 

You could even use your walks as an opportunity for practising some training, and if you’re working on that recall, then make sure they have a PitPat GPS so you can find them if they decide to make a run for it.

Pomeranian running in a field wearing a pink PitPat GPS

How much exercise does a senior Pomeranian need?

As Pomeranians age, their activity levels will naturally decrease. However, they’ll still benefit from regular light exercise to maintain mobility and overall health. If you have a PitPat, our app automatically reduces their daily exercise goal as they age. 

But every dog is different, so pay attention to their energy levels, and if they show signs of fatigue or struggle during walks, it’s best to reduce the intensity and duration of their exercise. You may find taking more frequent but shorter strolls rather than one or two longer walks a day easier.

How to keep your Pomeranian busy

In addition to physical exercise, mental stimulation is vital for Pomeranians. Keeping their minds engaged can prevent boredom and unwanted behaviours. Here are some enriching activities you can try with your Pomeranian:

Puzzle toys. Interactive puzzle toys will challenge your Pomeranian’s problem-solving skills.

Treat-dispensing toys. These provide mental stimulation along with a tasty reward. This can also be a great way to give them their meals if you have a pup who likes to eat too fast.

Training sessions. Pomeranians are intelligent and eager to please, so teaching them new tricks and commands can be fun and rewarding for you both.

Hide and seek. Hide yourself or their favourite toys and let them use their nose to sniff you out.

Pomeranians are lively and curious dogs that need regular exercise and mental stimulation to thrive. By adding PitPat to your journey, you can get the insights into your dog’s day to give them exactly what they need to be happy and healthy. We take the guesswork out of pet parenting, so all you need to do is focus on making memories together. What could be easier than that?

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