House training your Maltipoo will be the most difficult training, as it is with all dog breeds, but do keep in mind that in general, this dog is on the “easy” side of the scale in regard to this. If an owner follows the guidelines all of the time and has patience, this can go very well with minimal accidents and frustration.
Of course, a puppy is not born knowing that they are expected to go to the bathroom in a certain area. Some breeders will “pee pad” train puppies before they go to their new homes…But realistically, this is not actually training, as some breeders simply place down pee pads in a gated area, leaving the puppy no choice but to go to the bathroom on them. When you bring your Maltipoo home, you will need to begin proper training.
The Age Factor
You may begin training when you first bring your Maltipoo puppy home, usually between the ages of 8 and 12 weeks old. With continual training, it usually takes 2 to 3 months for a puppy to be completely house trained.
Owners should have reasonable expectations, take their Maltipoo outside frequently and reward them for their successes.
It is important to know the limits of your puppy, by their age. A 3 month old puppy can only hold their urine for 3 hours maximum
A 4 month old has a limit of 4 hours…and so on…until your Maltipoo is about 8 to 9 months old and can hold on for 8 hours. No dog should be expected to hold on to their needs for more than those 8 hours.
Puppies tend to have bowel movements approximately 20 minutes after a meal which is something to keep in mind.
How Often to Take Your Maltipoo Outside
It is suggested that you take your dog outside or lead them to his pee pads (though outdoor training is usually easier):