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House Training a Puppy the Right Way

The best tips for Maltese puppy housebreaking

Congratulations on your new Maltese puppy! He may be loveable and
adorable, but are you frustrated with trying to teach your little one to go potty in the right place? House training a puppy the right way takes patience, but it's definitely worth it.

I understand your frustration. My female Maltese Marley is paper trained and never has an accident, but my male Maltese Poodle Disco has been much harder to train.

While trying to find a solution to this problem, I discovered some great tips on potty training a puppy. I'm made a list below of the best tips and tricks to get your Maltese puppy housetrained in no time.

Do you have any Maltese housebreaking tips? Tell us about it!

Maltese Puppy Housebreaking DOs

House training a puppy
  • Have a consistent schedule - It may sound like alot, but taking a small puppy out every hour is needed to make sure they have a chance to go.
  • Keep him crated - If you're at work and can't take your puppy out every hour, keep him crated and have a neighbor let him out a few times a day.
  • Praise your puppy - Give your Maltese a play session, toy, treat or praise if he successfully goes potty outside.

Maltese Puppy Housebreaking DON'Ts

Potty training a puppy
  • Yelling - Unless you catch your puppy in the act, he won't even know why you're mad at him and will become nervous and afraid.
  • Rubbing his nose in his messes - This also won't have any affect on your Maltese except to make him scared of you.
  • Leaving him unattended - If your Maltese puppy is left to roam the house when no one is home to watch him, he'll be sure to have an accident.

I hope these tips help you get started, but I'm not a puppy house training expert so if you need more help house training a puppy, I highly recommend The Complete 7 Day Potty Training Guide. It's guaranteed to have your Maltese dog potty trained within 7 days, you can't beat that!

Learn some more housetraining tips from other Maltese dog owners.
Find out everything you need to know about Maltese puppies.

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If so, you and your dog could be famous! Please tell us all about how you house trained your Maltese puppy and we'll put it on our website. What steps did you take to potty train your puppy? Was it hard or easy? Let other Maltese Maniacs know what are your best tips on housebreaking a puppy.

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What Other Maltese Puppy Owners Have Said

Click below to see puppy housetraining tips from other Maltese puppy owners...

Puppy Pads for Bailey 
Bailey is 5 years old and 11 pounds. He has gained a little over the winter months with our walking activity slowed down. He is the love of my life. …

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This is how I would paper train my puppy. Put them on a paper pad. Do this every day until it gets in them - a short while after feeding show your puppy …

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We are puppy pad people. She will potty outside every time you take her, but she's not big on poo duty outside. We've had her sine she was 13 weeks, …

Potty Training Tips With Beethoven Not rated yet
Keep the command the same, one or two words at the most... "Potty Outside" or " Go Potty" ! Use the same tone of voice at a routine time and place, like …

Potty Training Tips with Beethoven Not rated yet
Keep the command the same, one or two words at the most... "Potty Outside" or "Go Potty"! Use the same tone of voice at a routine time and place, like …

Potty Training a Maltese Puppy Not rated yet
She just come to one of us & paws our knees or sits in front of us & BARKS.....We KNOW!! She does half to go outside often about once every hour of the …

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