SawStar's Maltese

“Getting Ready For A Puppy"


If you are looking for a reputable Maltese breeder you have came to the right place.


Make sure you do your research and understand, educate yourself as 

much about the Maltese dog breed before looking for puppy.


So you are considering on adopting a puppy, well you are in good company. Maltese make a great pet. 


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 Vienna Sausage or 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!” as 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 quickly pick up your puppy.

Make any loud noise you can to interrupt them in the process of potting on the floor. Then scoop your pup 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 in the act of potting place him immediately on the  pee wee pad so they can finish there.


6) You should expect a few accidents during the house breaking process.

Don't discipline after he’s already defecated in the house. 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 outside.

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.

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.

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 full set of

shots you can begin letting your puppy outside to go potty.


8) After a while they will be 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's 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!




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's 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.

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