SawStar's Maltese Puppy' s - Maltese Information for your Maltese Dog

“Educate Yourself About Maltese”








Here are some Maltese Information

Make sure you do your research, understand and educate you self
as much about the Maltese dog breed before looking for puppy.
If you are looking for a reputable Maltese breeder you have
came to the right place. Maltese make a great pet.

Overview:
Breed Group: Toy
Weight: 4-7 lbs
Height: 9-10 inches
Color(s): white

The Maltese is considered to be the oldest of the European Toy
breeds.

Nobles, royals, and aristocracy favored them.
They are very well mannered and affectionate.
The Maltese displays a graceful and regal demeanor.

"Coat"

The Maltese has an elegant long, silky non-shedding hair.
The coat is straight, and is pure bright white in color.

"Character"

The Maltese clearly show particular quality, great joy and delight
to have around. They are highly intelligent, full of energy, and
playful. They are very social. They are happy and content being
the center of attention whether they are with their family or in
the show ring. This endearing breed is very loving,
and a deeply devoted companion.

"Temperament"

The Maltese is gentle, trusting, and obedient. They are typically
good nature-ed and love to be held and cuddled.

They will tolerate other pets, but must be supervised around small children.


They may be over-protective of their owner, family, and territory,
and bark or bite if they perceive a threat.

They are a fearless, vigorous, mentally and intelligent breed that
thinks quickly. The Maltese commit themselves fully to their
owner and families.

"Care for your Maltese"

The Maltese coat requires daily brushing and

combing to prevent matting.

The coat is extremely soft and silky, so gentle daily care is highly
recommended.

They need to be bathed on a regular basis.

The eyes need daily cleaning to prevent staining and hair cut a
way from the corner of the eyes.

 Keep their ears clean dry and free from hair.

It is very important to keep the hair trimmed around the potty
area so it won't mat-up and poop will not become compacted on
the rear.

Dental hygiene is important to prevent tooth loss.


"Activity"

The Maltese does not require a high level of exercise.
They are very suitable for apartment or condominium living.
All though they do enjoy a daily walk, indoor play,  and run
around in a secured small yard.

The Maltese loves to be social, so a day at the park is always
welcomed with supervision with a securely leash.

"Training"

The Maltese dog may be difficult to housebreak so crate training is
highly recommended.

They do best with early socialization.

Training must be done with gentle love, consistency, rewarded
with patience.

They are skillful at learning tricks. And, do not need extensive
obedience training, as they are naturally obedient to their
Master.

"Getting Ready for a Puppy"
So you are considering on adopting a puppy, well you are in good
Company. Puppies make energetic, amusing companions, but you
should make sure you are ready for a puppy before you purchase
one, because bringing a puppy into your family is a long-term
commitment.

Getting a puppy take patience, dedication and responsibility.
Having a puppy is not just all fun and games.

You can give your puppy a treats now and then, but too much
can give them diarrhea. If this happens you can give them a
little Pesto-Bismol, but I prefer to cook up some white rice
with chicken or  a little Vienna Sausage and some of  my puppy's
favorite dog food. Wait until mixture cools down
enough to feed  your puppy or your adult dog....
they will just love it!

Here are a few tips to follow when purchasing your new puppy
"You will need to have patience’s, and more patience's"

1) Your puppy will need you to provide them with a safe,
warm and quiet spot where they can play and walk around,
like a x-pen, bathroom with a dogie gate or play pin with
pee wee pads on one side and bedding on the other with
some chew toys when you are unable to
play with them.

2)The play pen or bathroom is also great place for them
when you are unable to give your puppy undivided
attention.

3) Keep your puppy in the play pen or bathroom when
you are not at home.

4) Within 30 minutes of feeding make sure to
Keep the pee wee pad near by your puppy because
when they got to go they got to go NOW!

Puppies do not have good control yet and will poop or
urinate on the closes thing near by.
Catching your puppy in the act of going poop or
urinating off their pee wee pad clap your hands or slap
the wall. Make any loud noise you can to interrupt
them in the process of potting on the floor. Then scoop
your up and place your pup on their pee wee pad.
Never hit them or rub their nose in the mess!

5) If you catch your Maltese puppy dog in the act of potting
place him immediately on the  pee wee pad so they can
finish there.

6) Do not hit your Maltese puppy. You should expect a
few accidents during the house breaking process.
Whatever you do, do not punish your puppy! Don't rub
his nose in the mess and don't discipline after he's
already eliminated in the house because you think he
knows what he did. This will only confuse and
intimidate your  Maltese puppy. Instead reward with
treats whenever they go potty on the pee wee pad or
when your puppy goes out side. To avoid accidents
while housebreaking, pay attention to how your puppy
signals like turning around in circle looking for a
smelly spot to potty. Keeping  the pee wee
clean. Your puppy will not go on the pee wee pad if it is
too soiled or pooped on. They will go somewhere else
specially if they smell urine somewhere else on the floor.
So  always keep pee wee pad and your floors clean. .
Keep the pee wee pad near by your puppy because
when they got to go they got to go NOW!
Puppies do not have good control yet and will poop or
urinate on the closes thing near by.

7) As soon as your puppy has received its third set of
shots you can begin putting them outside to go potty.


8) After a while they will get trained to go outside or
pee on the pee wee pad. A couple of pushes through the
dogie door helps or take your puppy out at the same
place every time and give them praise this will help
them learn faster letting them know they are doing a
good job! They love to please their master.

9) The end result will be that you will get a well trained
well behaved  Maltese puppy and a happy owner too!
The first weeks of potty training your new Maltese
puppy may be a little trying at times but it well worth it
in the end. You will have a life long friend while your
new puppy is getting used to his or her new family.

Just be consistent in your training and follow a routine
otherwise you will confuse your puppy, causing him/her
to have more accidents and have a much harder time
with potty training. Remember dogs are creators of
habit.

10) Never ever leave your puppy out side in the cold or
hot weather as your puppy could die! They are a lap
dog to be loved and cared for in side your home to run
free, healthy and happy!  Not caged up 24/7!

Grooming
You will need to groom your puppy regularly to help
them stay happy, healthy and safe.

 In spite of the many benefits there are risks in owning a puppy.
You need to consider the cost of dog food, vet bills and the
cost of grooming and boarding your dog.

 Although it is true owning a puppy carries many benefits.

Research has shown that owing a dog actually has health
benefits. A Maltese can lower your blood pressure and
stress relief. Puppies are automatic mood-boosters. It is
nearly impossible to stay upset or sad when playing with a
puppy, and owning a dog will help you to feel less lonely,
even if your house is otherwise empty.