House train a puppy

Are you wondering what the best way to house train your Maltese puppy is? 

By following a few simple steps, you can have your Maltese pup house trained in no time.

Step 1: Choose a designated potty area 

The first step to house training your Maltese is to choose a designated potty area. This could be a specific spot in your yard, a patch of grass near your apartment building, or even a pee pad or litter box if you plan on keeping your dog indoors most of the time.

Step 2: Establish a routine 

The second step is to establish a routine for your dog. Maltese dogs need to go potty frequently, so it's important to take them out often. Try to take your dog out at least every two hours, and after meals or naps. When you take your dog out, take them directly to the designated potty area and give them a verbal cue, such as "go potty."

Step 3: Positive reinforcement 

The third step is to use positive reinforcement when your dog goes potty in the designated area. When your dog successfully goes potty, praise them with a treat or a lot of verbal praise. This will encourage them to go potty in that spot in the future.

Step 4: Supervision 

The fourth step is to supervise your dog when they are inside. Keep an eye on them and if they start to show signs that they need to go potty, such as sniffing around or circling, take them to the designated potty area right away. If you can't keep an eye on your dog, consider using a crate or confining them to a specific area until they are fully house trained.

Step 5: Consistency 

The final step is to be consistent. House training takes time and effort, so it's important to be patient and consistent with your dog. Stick to the routine, use positive reinforcement, and keep an eye on your dog. With time and consistency, your Maltese will be fully house trained.

So there you have it, a few simple steps for house training your Maltese dog. Remember to choose a designated potty area, establish a routine, use positive reinforcement, supervise your dog, and be consistent. With time and patience, your Maltese pup will be a well-trained and well-behaved member of your family.