A Teacup Poodle or Maltipoo is incredibly affectionate and requires much love and care.

They love nothing more than to curl up with their owners and follow them wherever they go – literally. A Poodle or Maltipoo will tend to whine a bit at first when the owner leaves the room or the house, but they will get better with this with time. Maltipoos and Poodles are extremely loyal and will adore their owner without question. Poodles and Maltipoos do not shed, making them a great hypoallergenic breed. They have a full coat of hair that should be trimmed monthly by a professional groomer to keep the hair from matting. Regular brushing will keep the coat clean and tangle free.

This type of dog is loving, caring, playful, incredibly bright, easy to train, and easy to care for. Since it does not shed, you do not have to worry about cleaning up after it. And it makes a great companion for any situation or environment. Maltipoos are also very attractive; their cute faces, compact bodies, and nice fur makes this pet quite pleasing to the eye and touch. If you are a future pet owner and desire all of these traits, then a Teacup Maltipoo or Tiny Toy Poodle may be your best bet for a new addition to your family.

Potty Training
In the beginning, start taking your puppy outside to the same spot every 2-4 hours. When you place your puppy down in the potty spot say “Go Potty”. Be sure to praise your puppy and give a treat every time puppy goes potty in this spot. Eventually, your puppy will learn to go to this spot on their own. The rule of thumb is that your puppy needs to potty every hour for every month old it is. For example, if you receive your puppy at 8 weeks/2 months old then puppy should be able to hold it up to 2 hours. As your puppy gets older they will start to hold it longer. Be sure to put their water up about 2 hours before bed so that they aren't sleeping on a full bladder. 

For housebreaking your puppy, pay close attention to spots they tend to frequent inside, you might put some papers (I would use potty pads with newspaper on top) where they tend to go most often so that if they do return to those spots, at least there is something to go on other than the floor. If they do go on the pads, take one of them that has urine on it out to their potty spot outside and use it as a scent marker so that puppy will want to return to that place and use it again.

You'll also want to clean any messes up with a pet mess approved product so that the puppies won't want to return to those spots because of the smell. If your puppies can't smell the urine anywhere, they won't waste their time re-marking their spots.

If housebreaking isn't going as easy as you would like, you can try Belly Bands for boy puppies and the female diapers for the girl puppies. The Belly Bands help because the puppy realizes that if he goes potty while wearing the band, he gets wet. It can help extend the time that the dog has to hold his potty, while discouraging him to potty whenever he has to.

You might also teach your puppies to alert you that they need to potty. This can be puppy sitting at the door, ringing a bell placed at the door or barking for your attention. Just have them do the action before they go out to potty. Be sure that you only have them do it when you are taking them out to potty or they will be barking, or sitting, etc. whenever they want to go out, whether they have to potty or not.  Praise them with treats for doing what they need to do at the door and then praise them again when they potty where you want them to go.

These are just a few tips. Please email us for more information and tips on potty and crate training your new puppy.

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