The Highland Maltie is one feisty little dog with a fun personality. This keen pup loves to play and is great with kids and other pets. While they do have a stubborn streak and love to get their way, you can include some 'sneaky' training disguised in a fun game to overcome this trait. When your Highland Maltie discovers you are willing to hand over a treat when they do something you ask, they will be pestering you all day for a game. So read on for a few options of fun things to do with your little attention seeker, and wear them out. Use their instincts to chase to get them some extra exercise by chasing a ball, fetching a Frisbee, or just running around to find the kids when they hide. Bright and cheerful, they will happily join in your games, not realizing that they are being exercised or trained. Any game where they are the center of attention, your Highland Maltie will absolutely love. So read on, and get ready to outfox your busy little pup.
The Highland Maltie needs to be the center of attention and loves your adoration. If this dog becomes bored, then you may find chew marks in your good shoes, or they may destroy your garden, one plant at a time! Keeping a dog active includes mental activity, not just physical. Sometimes, mentally challenging tasks are more tiring than the physical stuff. Use a food dispenser toy to feed your dog when they are bored. An eager dog can scoff down a plate of food before you can blink your eye, so load up the toy and make them work for their food by rolling it, shaking it and so on. This activity can keep them occupied for ages. Take their size into consideration when designing a challenge, they can suffer from joint issues later in life so be careful when exercising them not to stress those tiny little legs.