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Maltese Care and Training

How to care for your new Maltese: Maltese New Puppy Care

You will find a list of the basic supplies needed before your puppy comes home on the Links for Supplies Page.

How to potty train your Maltese puppy easily.      

Be sure to get Jan Fennel's book or DVD of "The Dog Listener".  It is a must read for any dog owner!  If you only read one thing-be sure this is it.  Here is a link to Jan's site where the book or DVD can be purchased http://www.janfennellthedoglistener.com/dvd.htm.    

If you are purchasing a puppy from Sunrise Maltese, please take a few minutes to read though the above links.

The importance of beginning to train your puppy as soon as he comes home cannot be over emphasized.  Just a few minutes each day spent in fun interaction and training with your puppy will reap life long benefits.  Please take the time to read through my recommend reading list.  By learning how to interact with your puppy, and understanding how a dog's mind works, potential behavior problems will be avoided.  Help your puppy understand what his boundaries are through obedience training.  A well mannered puppy is one who will be loved by everyone and welcome anywhere!

It will be helpful to you and your new Maltese if you enroll in a puppy obedience class.  This class will strengthen the bond between you and your puppy, teach you both about basic obedience and be a continued socialization opportunity for your puppy.  This class can be started as soon as your puppy has completed his puppy shots (usually between 12 and 16 weeks).  If you prefer, professional trainers can also do individual classes, or come to your home for private lessons.


Recommended Reading:

A well trained Maltese makes a much better pet than one who is left to his own devices.  I highly recommend reading these books:

The Dog Listener
Author: Jan Fennell


The Mind of the Dog - Understanding your Dog's Behavior
Author: Bruce Fogle, DVM (Book)

Caring For Your Dog - The Complete Canine Home Reference
Author: Bruce Fogle, DVM (Book)

Raising Puppies & Kids Together A Guide for Parents
Authors: Pia Silvani, CPDT and Lynn Eckhardt

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Revised: January 04, 2012 .