Basic Puppy Training

How to train a Maltese.

To train any animaal successfully, one must know all there is to know about that animal. Let us see what there is to learn about the Maltese breed of dog.

About the Maltese - Country of Origin, History of the breed.

A Maltese DogThe Maltese breed of dog belongs to the Gun Dog Group, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) Toy Dog Group. The Maltese is also known as the Bichon Maltiase, and is quite often wrongly referred to as Maltese Terrier. The Maltese as known in the USA to-day was previously known under these names: (1) 'Melitae Dog', (2) 'Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta', (3) 'The Roman Ladies' Dog', (4) 'The Comforter', (5) The Spaniel Gentle', (6) 'Shock Dog,' and (7) 'Maltese Lion Dog'.

The history of Maltese dates back to the ancient times, and reference to this breed of dog can be found in the ancient writings and art works dating back to 5000- 2000 B.C. The Maltese, as its name suggests, is believed to have originated from the Isle of Malta in the Mediterranean Sea, while there is enough evidences which shows that the breed actually originated in Asia. Supporters of Asia as the place of origin for this breed, believe that it eventually migrated to Europe through trade. All existing references of the Maltese suggests thst it was initially imported to Britain and then made its appearance in the Americas. The popularity of this tiny, cute and loveable breed as a companion and showdog has always been on the rise and in 1990's Maltese featured in the list of top 15 breeds of all times.

A General Description of the Maltese.

The Maltese is a cute and tiny breed, with a compact and square body, consisting of a slightly rounded head and neck, proportionateMaltese Dogs to his size. Its neck distinguishes him from other breeds because of its high carriage. The Maltese dog is popular for its close set and expressive black eyes, with dark fringes and beautifully feathered drooping ears. The dog's nozzle is black and teeth are close knit. These dogs have fine-boned legs with black rounded paws. The Maltese dog looks all the more graceful because of its long hairy tail dangling over the bac.

Maltese Height and Weight.

The Boston Terrier being a small breed grow to a standard height:

All adult males : between 9 and 10 inches tall, and a weight between 4 and 7 lbs.
All adult females : between 8 and 10 inches tall, and a weight between 4 and 7 lbs.

Personality of a Boston Terrier.

Temperament of a Boston Terrier.

MalteseThe Maltese breed is a bold and trustworthy type of dog, and makes a cute and classic companion dog. The Maltese are generally playful dogs that love the outdoors, love barking but are generallyquite reserved with strangers. Almost all the dogs of this breed are very intelligent and enjoy learning any new tricks, especially when lavishly praised and rewarded for their deeds. Unfortunately the Maltese may prove to be rather difficult to housebreak and are choosy about what they eat and thus should be given the type of food that would help to keep their teeth strong. It is not good to over pamper or overindulge a Maltese pup because it may become a distraught or unstable adult. Owners should not overprotect a Maltese as it may makes te dog overprotective about its owners.

How to take care of the Boston Terrier Puppies?

Owners should start training their Maltese at an early age, following a specific training schedule. There are three traps which oftenMaltese Puppies ensnare puppy owners and lure them into making blunders. These are (1) The Punishment Trap, (2) The Food Treat Trap and finally (3) The Spoiling Trap. Punishments while prove effective initially but enforcing such treatments often tunr out to be harmful in the long run. Food treats to lure the pup usually end up making the animal addicted to those type of food treata. Finally, it remains to be said that the owners of the Maltese breed should not spoil their pups with over indulgence.


How do I train my Boston Terrier.

Having learnt about a Boston Terrier, it is now time to learn how to train your four legged friend. Please click on the images of any of the Boston Terrier Puppies above, or on the image below to be taken to Logo of where you will not only learn how to train you Boston Terrier, but learn all there is to know about the Boston Terrier breed of dog

How to train my Boston Terrier


Knowledge is everything. The more you know about your Maltese friend the better. There is no other way to do that other than books on the Maltese breed of dog, which has the best, a sample is displayed below:

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