I own a Pomeranian similar to pic related. We live in an apartment. Ever since he reached puberty, he likes to bark whenever he hears people passing by in the corridors outside of our flat. How do I get him to stop barking or should I tolerate it?
Have you taught it the 'quiet' command? That's how I taught my pom to shut up. They're pretty smart so it should only take a day or two.
Basically when it starts barking, sit in front of it with a treat and wait for it to stop; then say 'quiet' or 'shh' and treat it.
No, it's not normal to have barking dogs. You're going to get noise complaints soon, I guarantee it.
Train your dog not to bark when people are outside, it's as simple as that. Get a friend to help you.
my dog barks when my doors closed at noises outside, i just tell her good girl straight away, i want her to alert me about people approaching, if she doesnt stop then she understands 'thats enough' if shes going nuts i can just distract her, get her to lay down or whatever.
It sounds like you bought a Pomeranian without actually considering their temperament at all. You saw them and thought "it's cute! it's small!" and now you have a poorly bred, poorly trained dog. Any amount of research could've told you Pomeranians were very yappy by nature. Why'd you buy a Pomeranian? I'll link a video that looks like it'll help later, but seriously, are you just stupid?
Why would you buy a Pomeranian if you live in a housing situation where people are going to be walking by your door at all times of the day, and at high frequencies? I'm genuinely surprised someone hasn't complained about you yet.
Purebred dogs have hundreds of years of selective breeding. If a common breed choice is "annoying bark all the time," why on Earth would you think you could train them out of their own typical behaviors? Goddamn, you're a retard.
Sometimes it's easier to train a dog to do something, rather than not to do something. So instead of training her not to bark, you could try to train her to pick up a toy every time she hears someone pass by. There are also collars that are not shock collars, but vibrate instead. They startle the dog and distract them. It works for some dogs, but others just ignore it