It’s been noted that one of the most difficult breeds of dogs to potty train is the Maltese. Either I am darn good ,or darn lucky, but my Maltese and I have the system down pat. I can’t even remember the last time he had an accident in the house. We certainly had a phase where he made some nasty, almost unforgivable messes. His big brown eyes reinforce why he is always forgivable.
There are many methods, each with a claim to fame. However, I tend to believe that depending on the personality of the human and the dog and their relationship successful practices may vary. I do know that one of the most important keys to success is to have a routine. Dogs are smart and want to please their owners. If you allow a pattern to form for your best friend then he will work hard to abide by it as well. Be consistant and loyal to your dog and he will return the favor in due time. -pm