i have a 9week old maltese. he will go outside to pee but poops inside and sometimes pee inside. i have tried paper training as well, he will pee if I put him on the paper but not poop. any suggestions. i work full time so i am not able to work on this as hard as I would like. i use to have pekes and they were easy to housebreak but my maltese is getting the best of me. i even put him in his crate after accidents in the house but that is not helping either. he barks so i do not really know if he is barking to have to potty or barking because he doesn't like his crate.
At 9 wks, he is still a baby. I have found at least with my breed, they really dont get it until they are around 12-16wks. I also believe that Maltese are one of the breeds known to be harder to house break. Alot of the smaller toy breeds are.
Don't allow him run of the house. I close off my kitchen and hallway, the dogs are only allowed where I can watch them. If I can not watch them, they go in an x-pen with food, water, toys, and wee wee pad/paper. I have found that my boys seem to want to go a bit more then the girls. A wee wee pad works great for me. He misses it occasionally, but is pretty good about going on it.
You have to really watch a young puppy. They don't understand, nor have the muscles to hold it. As time goes on, they do tend to get it, but it is very hard work. Watching him and patience are the key.
If the puppy (or dog) has an accident in the house, 99% of the time, it is the owner's fault for NOT paying attention to the signs that the dog needed to go. It's not the dog's fault that he can't open the door and let himself out. Maybe the dog should be scolding the owner.
I think it will be possibly be a medium breed. Remember that Puppy gets half from Mother dog and Half from Father dog. We have no exact height for this because not all mix puppies will grow the same sizes. It could be medium to small. http://acaicleansesite.com/
My Maltese, Lilly, is two years old now. I got her when she was three months old. She is trained on piddlepads. I set up an xpen (excercise pen) with her bed, water dish and pee pad in it. She stayed in this pen when I couldn't watch her and everytime she went on her pad I praised her "good business". When I let her out to play, every so often, I'd return her to the pen and leave her there until she did her business. Eventually she was running back to the pen, doing a quarter size pee and looking for a treat...then going again and waiting for a treat. http://healthreviewtoday.com/bioslim-advanced-mango-formula-review.html
I have a Westie Poodle mix who had a slight underbite when she was a puppy. As a puppy you could not see her teeth, but as she got older the teeth did begin to show. At first I was a bit disappointed, however, now I wouldn't have her any other way. She's absolutely adorable and her little underbite gives her character and she always looks like she's smiling. I have learned to embrace the underbite. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20111205005304AA7Rlcg