How Much Exercise Does a Pomsky Need?

If you have a Pomsky or are considering adding one to your pack, you have likely wondered how much exercise a Pomsky needs. Keep reading to learn more about the activity levels of Pomskies and fun exercises to try.

What are the exercise requirements of a Pomsky?
Pomskies tend to have a moderate energy level which makes them great for apartment living. Because they are a mix of two pedigree breeds (Pomeranian/Siberian Husky), the energy level can vary from one puppy to the next, even within a litter.

It is a good idea to speak with the breeder about the energy levels of the different litter mates and request the right puppy for you, based on your lifestyle. The wonderful thing about Pomskies is their ability to fit into any family they enter. So if you are an avid hiker or prefer to put your feet up on the sofa, there will be a happy Pomsky right by your side.

Start with two 30-minute walks a day, one in the morning and one in the evening and go from there. If your dog still has a tonne of energy before bed then they likely need more exercise. On the other hand, if you are dragging your dog out the door then you can scale back the exercise to two 20-minute walks a day.

The best way to determine the amount of exercise needed is to read your dog’s body language and let them tell you if they need more or less exercise.

How to exercise your Pomsky
Another great thing about Pomskies is their ability to fit around your own exercise routine. If you like to jog, kayak or cycle your Pomsky will also enjoy exercising that way and will have enough energy to keep up. On the other hand, if your exercise regime is lacking, you can effectively exercise your Pomsky without burning too many calories yourself.

Dog treadmills
If you are finding your Pomsky is requiring more exercise, you can consider purchasing a dog treadmill to increase their steps and expend more energy. Start off with a 5-minute workout and always keep an eye on your pup when they are running in case they need your assistance. Slowly increase the duration of the workout up to a maximum of 30 minutes per day.

Dog flirt pole
You have likely seen a cat teaser wand which is a pole with a little toy dangling from the end of it. Well, a flirt pole is the same thing but bigger and for dogs! This toy is amazing at tiring out your dog with minimum effort from you. By waving the wand back and forth your dog is prompted to chase the squeaky toy. The flirt pole is a workout for both the body and mind so it is a great toy for exercising your Pomsky.

You have a new hiking buddy in your Pomsky. As they are part Siberian Husky they are part natural explorers! Your Pomsky will love to hit the trails with you and will enjoy experiencing the new scents and sounds the hike has to offer! You may find that your Pomsky will begin to develop behavioural problems if they aren’t experiencing enough enrichment outdoors. A gentle hike or walk is a great way to tire them out and curb any behavioural issues which may arise.

Agility course
A DIY agility course is a fun project for you and your Pomsky on a rainy day. It doesn’t have to be expensive as you can create a free agility course using items around your home such as tables and chairs. This is a fun way to exercise your Pomsky as it increases both their mental stimulation and their physical exercise. If you find that your pup loves the agility course you can look into taking them to a professionally run one.

Believe it or not, Pomskies are water pups and enjoy swimming. They don’t shy away from getting their paws wet and are perfect swimming buddies on long hot summer days. It’s important to check that your Pomsky can swim first as not all dogs are natural swimmers and may need some help in the beginning.

In conclusion, Pomskies are the perfect dog for someone looking to have a fun, active companion. Whether you enjoy going on hikes or prefer a more relaxed lifestyle, your Pomsky will fit right in. As they require both physical and mental exercise, it’s important to find what type of activities they prefer. Whether it’s a hike, an agility course or a leisurely swim, Pomskies are moderately active dogs that need to be kept engaged. With the right amount of exercise, your Pomsky will be sure to have a happy and healthy life.

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