I LOVE LOVE LOVE and applaud that you actually RESEARCHED the breed most suitable for your lifestyle! OHhh, how i wish more people did that! Wayyyy too many people take home a high-energy breed which requires more exercise than they can provide, and end up with problems.
GOOD ON YOU for actually investigating what type of breed would be best for your lifestyle! Yay!
I think it can be done, but, worth considering that you will probably be gone long hours in further schooling, and/or work. Some small dogs can be trained to use a potty pad. Others in that situation hire a dog walker to come let the dog out or to walk the dog. Poms are happiest when WITH someone, not alone. Not saying it can't be done, but, if you have a roomate or good pal to help out when you will be gone more than 8 hours. No dog should ever be asked to 'hold it' longer than 8 hours, and some dogs can't go that long.
I am not sure why you reject rescue dogs,
but, i am aware many humans do think store-bought dogs are somehow "superior" or that having AKC papers indicates a "better" dog, but, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, if you bring home a PUPPY, you do not know what type of adult dog that pup will grow up to be. No, looking at the dog's parents does NOT indicate what type of dog YOUR pup will become.
The two most common issues brought to trainers and behaviorists are the shy dog (afraid of/reacts to most unknown humans,
commonly called the fear-aggressive dog)
the dog-aggressive dog (reacts to most unknown dogs
). Both of these types of dogs can be very difficult to manage, especially for someone with no experience,
both of these neurobiological disorders are brought on by recessive genes, so meeting the parents dogs or even the littermates, will not guarantee the pup YOU bring home is going to be 'normal'. Many breeders are even unaware those are inherited neurobiological disorders, and if you call them, when pup is 9 mos old, and report, "My dog is now starting fights with unknown dogs" the breeder will just shrug and say "you raised it wrong" when, in fact, it's like many human neurobiological disorders(autism, some forms of schizophrenia, and some forms of sociopathy, for example)-------NOT evident at birth.
It's usually only one or two of a litter, NOT the entire litter, further leading the breeder to blame you.
BEST WAY to avoid that is to rescue
(or buy, if you insist) an ADULT dog. With an ADULT dog, (especially one in foster care) you can see who the dog IS,
(much of a dog's personality is inborn)
how barky is this particular dog? Is this dog fearful? Is this dog hyper, or laid back? How much does this dog shed? Does this dog have habit of eating all shoes it can find? Is he a "digger"? Is this dog destructive when left home alone? Is this dog okay with cats, kids? Is this dog actually healthy? Is this dog snuggly, or aloof? How much daily exercise and playtime does THIS particular dog need to be a happy, 'good' dog? Does this pomeranian usually pee whenever she greets a guest to the house? (not unusual for that breed)
Take home an adult dog, especially one in foster care, and you'd know each of those answers.
Me, i go for adult dogs, most every time.
Also, one more advantage, in bringing home a well-known adult dog, is,
you bypass the puppytimes
---------that "cant be home alone veyr long" stage, the destructive stage, the housebreaking stage--poms aren't always the easiest breed to housetrain, and during the months it takes some humans to housetrain a dog, many a floor or carpet or sofa can be ruined, the shoe-chewing stage, the cell-phone chewing stage, the cry-all-night stage of puppyhood, the nippy stage (ouch! ouch! ouch!) and many other stages of puppyhood that might not fit into every lifestyle.
Anyway, do what you want, I'M ALL FOR MOST PEOPLE ADDING A DOG TO THEIR LIVES, what joy they bring!!
but, don't overlook the benefits of bringing home an adult dog, (and YES yes yes, the adult dog WILL latch onto you, and love you, more than he loves his own life, if you only give him a chance). I often think rescued dogs love their human even MORE than pups, cuz that rescued dog HAS known life without a human to love it, and seems to appreciate their human even more for it.
but, it is, of course, your choice to bring home a mystery pup, but, if you are open to considering an adult dog, or a rescue puppy, here is a good place to start
Pet adoption: Want a dog or cat? Adopt a pet on Petfinder
OR, you can google your state's name + "rescue" + name of breed you wish for.
LIke, "new york pomeranian rescue" or whatever.
okay, okay, i'll stop, hee hee,
i just always like to promote dog rescue, sorry. Most people can't tell the difference between a quality breeder who actually DOES genetic health testing, from a backyard breeder, so good luck!!!
TO YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION
-----------DOGS CAN AND DO MOVE FROM ONE HOME TO ANOTHER, very well, so long as YOU are there, the dog will adjust. The first few days, yes, the dog will be most obviously confused, but, the dog will probably settle in the new home faster than you will, ha ha!!
To the dog, home is where YOU are
. However, when you first move to a new home, get dog microchipped***, and keep dog on leash at all times for first week or two, til dog learns his new neighborhood, so he can't get lost.
***one (1) microchip is all you'll ever need, you just change the address or phone number in the computer if you move.
ALSO-------WHEN any DOG IS NEW TO A HOME, take dog out for pee breaks every 2 hours first 2 days, then wean back, just every 3 or 4 hours, slowly weaning back,
so dog re-learns where "his" bathroom at the new house IS!! Best of luck!!!