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Do Pomeranians Get Along With Cats?


by James Bennett


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I have a few Pomeranians and also a cat. So I can say from experience that they definitely can get along! The chances of your Pom getting along with a kitty friend are very good if they’ve been raised together since they were little. My Pomeranians love to chase our cat around (she thinks it’s a game), but she would never hurt her. Or the cat is not hurting the Pomeranian either.

Getting a Pomeranian, but already owning a cat? There are a few things you can do to make them friends. First of all, introduce them slowly and supervise at first. Let your Pom sniff your cat and get used to her scent before they meet face-to-face. Once they meet, give them both treats so they associate each other with something positive.

With a bit of patience and attention from you, there’s no reason why your Pomeranian and cat can’t be together. But there is some more information you need to know.

Cats are Independent

My cat and Pomeranians live in the same living area. But they might as well be living in different worlds in their minds. While my cat is independent and prefers to be alone, my dog needs constant attention and loves being around people.

a cat and a pomeranian sitting together

It’s always been this way – even when we first got them as kittens/puppies, they had totally different personalities. Whenever someone came over, my cat would hide under the bed while my dog followed me everywhere I went (and still does). And if I tried to pick her up or pet her when she didn’t want to be bothered.

Over the years, not much has changed. My dog is still by my side most of the day, while my cat likes to spend most of the time minding her own business. The cat comes to me several times a day for food and water – sometimes, she sits on my lap for a few minutes – but other than that, she pretty much keeps to herself.

And that’s fine by me. I love all my Pomeranians and the cat equally, regardless of the differences. But it does make for some exciting dynamics inside our home!

You Can’t Train Cats but Your Pomeranian

Pomeranians are challenging to train because of their stubborn nature. Dogs are social animals that crave companionship (you can read our article on Pomeranian personality and behavior for more information.), but cats are naturally independent creatures.

Pomeranians are easier to train than cats since they only want to be with their owners.

How to Train Cats with Pomeranians

a cat and a pomeranian together

You can’t train cats. I tried it with my cat, and it just didn’t work. Cats don’t give a damn about what you want them to do, unlike Pomeranians who follow your commands because they want to be with you (Read “What research says about cats article” by Joseph Stromberg to learn more about cats). They’ll only do something if it benefits them in some way.

Training my Poms was one of my favorite bonding experiences. I never got tired of watching their little faces light up whenever they got something right.

People make the biggest mistake when training cats: using methods that work for dogs. There is no doubt that dogs are naturally compliant and responsive to commands. However, cats don’t think that way. Cats do not care about being companions or pleasing people — they are independent creatures who do what they want whenever they want (unless food is involved).

Thus, expecting your cat to respond positively to verbal commands or physical corrections will simply set you up for disappointment and frustration on all parts!


In conclusion, Pomeranians can get along with cats if introduced slowly and supervised first. With a bit of patience and attention from you, there’s no reason why your Pomeranian and cat can’t be together. However, it is essential to remember that cats are independent creatures that cannot be trained like dogs.

Traditional training methods don’t work for cats because they’re independent creatures who don’t like being bossed around by humans. If you want your cat to learn something new (like not scratching furniture or jumping on counters), I’m sorry, there is no way I can help you.

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