4 Essential Commands to Train your Maltipoo Puppies

Maltipoo puppy looking in the water

Maltipoo puppies like all other cute puppies should be taught essential commands. We will be focusing on basic puppy commands to help you lay the foundation for a well-behaved and obedient Maltipoo puppy. Whether you’re a new puppy parent, researching into buying a maltipoo puppy or need a refresher, these commands will set your puppy up for success and enhance your bond with them. So let’s dive right in!

1. Sit

The “Sit” command is one of the fundamental commands every teacup maltipoo puppy should learn. It teaches them impulse control and prepares them for other commands. To train your puppy to sit:

  1. Hold a treat close to their nose, then slowly move it upward.
  2. As their head follows the treat, their bottom will naturally lower into a sitting position.
  3. Once they are fully seated, praise them and give them the treat.

Repeat this process multiple times a day until your puppy responds reliably to the “Sit” command.

Maltipoo puppies learning sit command

2. Stay

The “Stay” command helps your puppy understand that they should remain in one place until you give them permission to move. Follow these steps to train your puppy to stay:

  1. Start with your puppy in a sitting position.
  2. Hold your hand up, palm facing them, and say “Stay” in a firm but calm tone.
  3. Take a step back, and if your puppy remains in place, reward them with praise and a treat.
  4. Gradually increase the distance and duration of the “Stay” command over time.

Remember, patience is key during training sessions. If your puppy breaks the stay, simply guide them back into position and start again.

“Consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement are key components of successful training.” 

3. Come

The “Come” command is crucial for your puppy’s safety and allows you to have control over their movements. Here’s how you can teach your puppy to come when called:

  1. Choose a quiet and distraction-free area for training.
  2. Get down to your puppy’s level and excitedly say their name followed by “Come.”
  3. Open your arms and encourage them to come to you.
  4. When your puppy reaches you, reward them with praise, affection, and a treat.

Make sure to use a positive and enthusiastic tone while calling your puppy. Consistent practice in various environments will strengthen their response to the “Come” command.

4. Down

The “Down” command teaches your puppy to lie down on command, which can be helpful in various situations. Follow these steps to train your puppy to lie down:

Maltipoo Puppies sitting command

  1. Hold a treat in your closed hand and let your puppy sniff it.
  2. Slowly lower your hand to the ground, keeping it near their nose.
  3. As your puppy follows your hand, they will naturally lower their body into a lying position.
  4. Once they are lying down, praise them and give them the treat.

Repeat this exercise frequently, gradually replacing the hand gesture with the verbal command “Down.”

“Keep training sessions short and enjoyable for your puppy, and always end on a positive note.”

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