If I have a Maltese pup, should I put it in the house or outside the house?
Keep the dog in the house. Not outside. Not only is it healthier for the dog, but dogs that are kept outside are usually lacking in attention from humans and they will act much wilder than dogs kept in the house. They are much more difficult to train overall if they are kept outside.
Small dogs will usually be housebroken sooner than larger dogs. I have had large dogs that have taken as much as 14 months to housebreak. Smaller dogs will average usually somewhere between 9-12 months to housebreak.
It is always a good idea to create a place by the door where the dog can go if you are not there to let it go outside and don't punish the dog when ever it goes there.
It has to know that it is "ok" to go there. By nature, dogs will usually mess where they can sense a draft or fresh air coming into the house somewhere.
We have 3 dogs currently, but in my lifetime there have been many.
What I have discovered to be the fastest way to housebreak a dog so that it won't mess in the house is to get the dog on a "daily" routine of going outside at the same time each day...and several times a day.
When the dog learns that it will be going outside at regular intervals, it learns to mess outside much faster than if when it goes outside are irregular times.
Line up ahead of time the things that you need to clean spots on the floor in the house when the dog is first learning. Each spot much be cleaned thoroughly where the dog messes in the house... not only for sanitary reasons, but also if there is still a "smell" left on the floor (especially on carpet) where the dog last messed... the dog will be very inclined to mess there the next time around. Dogs are instinctive and they will usually "smell" the area before they mess there... even outside. If it smells where it messed before, it will instinctively mess there again.
***Small dogs will usually be housebroken sooner than larger dogs. I have had large dogs that have taken as much as 14 months to housebreak. Smaller dogs will average usually somewhere between 9-12 months to housebreak.***
I think you're doing something wrong, here...I've never had a pup, big or small, who took longer than 2 weeks to get it to ask to be let out. My German Shepherds train in 7 to 10 days. That doesn't mean you can leave them for long periods to run thru the house alone...but the use of crate can curtail accidents when you are gone. And I've NEVER had a dog go in the house after 4 months old.
Granted, a regular feeding schedule is very helpful in housetraining...but the number 1 ingredient is "vigilance"...you have to devote your life to housetraining for 2 weeks...keep shoes and coat by the door, and watch that pup the whole time it's awake. Never just put the pup out, you have to go with it...1) to make sure it goes...and 2) to offer up all the positive reenforcement you can, when it goes. When you can't watch it, crate it...
Keep a Maltese in the house...they are too tiny and vulnerable to be kept outside.
keep it inside if so have a cat litter box in the house if your afaid it mite pee or pooo on the floor dog well small dogs are afected by cat letters like cats are.
dont let it freeze and die out side. get it uses to being walked so the litter tray can be chucked soon cus if not you will not be able to get rid off it.
I would definatly recommend keeping it in the house - first of all it's just a puppy, second it's winter, and third that is a small breed and almost everone keeps them inside.
Uhm inside? and it took my mother a week to train my dog (he's a maltese) not to pee or poop in the house... so it really isnt that hard...
omg you shud keep it in the house its just a puppy and most if not all maltese are house dogs...