Click here to visit the most complete Maltese site on the WWW

Archived Message

Too late to paper train?

by Teresa F.

I would kile to start paper training my newly adopted pair of maltese. They are M & F, both 7 yrs old.Also, what type of paper should I use? Anyone having suggestions as to how I might supplement their outdoor potty time with indoor paper availability, please advise.


Please bear in mind when reading topics pertaining to health issues, that many of these questions were answered by helpful Maltese owners with no formal education in veterinarian medicine. When in doubt seek a professionals advise.

Hi...My Missy will be 8 years old this month. She has adapted to many situations, both inside and outside...and different houses. I use a tray, newspapers, and a grate on top.....and clean up is easy. It has been fairly easy, as she does have two much younger sisters, and must "go" where they have "gone." For most of her years, she has been trained for outside. No, it isn't perfect all the time.....but I have learned patience and endurance with all of them over the years. And if you get one soiled newspaper.....leave it in there to help the cause!! If you catch them early in the morning after they have slept all night, and after an afternoon nap.....it helps. And wherever you decide the potty area is....leave it there, as it does take time. Let me know how you make out....and good luck !!
-Bel and the m & m girls

We just purchased a 3 month old maltese. She is a love! We have been trying to paper train her and it has been hard. She won't use the wee wee pads--she rips them up. We are now using newspaper with a spray called Puppy Trainer. It leaves a scent that is supposed to attract her. When she goes to the bathroom where she is not supposed to go we tell her no and then she goes into the kitchen by herself for about 10 minutes. We'll see what happens but right now we are hoping that this Puppy Trainer will help.

Copyright 1996, 1997© Maltese Only All rights reserved