Toy Poodle Maltese - Rexie
by Mercedes Zavis
(Flemington, NJ USA)
My Toy Poodle Maltese mix is approx. 5 pounds and his birthday is Aug 30 and turned 1 this year. My dog loves to lick his Master and the family members he is closests too.
I trained him how to sit, stay, come, go potty under a year old, he is very smart. I only trained him for about 30 minutes a day for less then a week and he seemed to respond quickly. I want to start training him to try and do a back handspring since he loves to stand on his hind legs for treats. The trick is giving him treats for everything you want to teach him, I break up his treat into tiny pieces so I do not fill up his tiny tummy too quickly. Also a trick is when you know he is a tiny bit hungry the time of day when he is the perkiest.
We love our Rexie because he is so sweet and loves to cuddle.