Maltese training does have its drawbacks, but it needs to be done if you want your dog to grow up a credit to his breed, and be well liked by your visitors. Remember, not training or socializing your dog leads to a jealous and overprotective Maltese that is not friendly towards others. Furthermore, you will have a real struggle trying to get the dog to listen to you. While there are many commands and lessons in obedience that will need to be a part of your dog’s Maltese training, the following is one of the basic commands you can teach your dog – “Down”.
The “Down” Command
Take your Maltese dog to a quiet room in your home where there will be no distractions. Make sure you have plenty of treats on you for the lesson.
To begin with, take a piece of a treat and hold it just in front of your Maltese’s nose. Slowly draw it down between your dog’s front legs towards the ground. As he follows the food, your dog will lie down. At this point don’t give your dog a command. …