There are 2 types of training that you will want to do with your Maltipoo:
2) Command Training - This is for everything from not chewing on shoes to sitting, to heeling...Just about everything that your little guy will need to learn about proper behavior.
This page is dedicated to how to train your Maltipoo in regard to behavior issues and command training.
There are certain basic commands that every dog should know. And this is a domino effect... For example, in order for your pup to heel properly with you when you are walking, they should sit when you order it, so that you may attach the harness and leash. Here are the commands that should be taught first:
- Training for this can begin as soon as 8 weeks old. Of course, a rambunctious, hyper
little puppy will need some time to catch on....However, this comes in need in many situations.....It should be done before their food is set down, When you wish to attach their harness and leash for a walk, when you are grooming them, when visitors come over (if they are generally hyper....nipping and barking at visitors), and more. This is the most basic training and should be taught before all other commands.
- This is much different then "come"....Although the 2 can go hand-in-hand. Stay will mean for your Maltipoo to stop all action and stay by your side, no matter what the situation. As the dog becomes accustomed to listening to this word, it should be automatic. Let's say for example, you are at a dog park and your Maltipoo spots a group of dogs and makes an action to show that they are about to dash over. A quick, confident "Stay" should be able to keep your puppy or dog from doing so.....Remaining at your side until you give the "okay" to run and play.
- This is an important part of Maltipoo training. You will need for your dog to come to you for many reasons.....To eat dinner, to have bath time, to be given medication, etc. It is important that your dog does not associate this word with something negative. In other words, if you only give the "come" command for medication time, bath time (if they do not like baths), to put them into their gated off area, etc....They will learn that it is in their best interest to ignore this word.
For this reason, an owner should balance this out with pleasurable events after this command is given... treats, dinner time, play time, etc.
- This will be used if your Maltipoo is jumping on you or other people... if they are trying to play with another, smaller animal such as a turtle, bunny, etc....If they are trying to scratch their way up onto your sofa, etc. You will find, as time goes on, that their are countless times when this comes in handy.
We know of an owner who taught this word just in time.... Her Maltipoo was excited and dashing toward the street....And a car, driving down the street, was about to crash right into him.....With one loud, stern "Down", the dog dropped to the ground and stayed in place....Saving his life.