Maltese dogs are easy to train if you start when it’s a puppy. This is because their territorial behavior, which can make training difficult, has not developed yet.
In addition to being easy to train, Maltese are intelligent, and they generally understand that their owner has the authority and they do not need much training time to be obedient.
And when it comes to controlling barking, training a Maltese is quite simple:
If your dog barks, teach him an instruction to remain “calm.”
An example, when our Maltese stops barking on his own, say a word to him. It could be something like “Quiet.”
Logically, this helps our furry friend begin to associate the barking stop with the instruction.
Repeat this exercise every time your dog stops barking spontaneously for a few days, not more than a week. Then start giving your dog the command in a calm tone when the puppy barks.
When your doggo stops, give your friend one of his favorite treats. After a while, your Maltese will understand that the word ‘silence’ has a reward.
You can support yourself by using quality treats to make your dog more receptive to the word you are teaching him. Dog trainers usually recommend Emmy’s Premium Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because they do not contain additives or preservatives.