Well. I have a Husky and his name is Boba. Husky's are fairly smart but very stubborn. He's now smart and listens to commands like sit, roll, paw, and play dead! It was easy to train boba and also a bit challenging if that makes sense lol. I always gave boba treats when I train him. A very important tip is that you always want to establish yourself as the alpha. "Maltese thrive in obedience commands and performing tricks. Train the Maltese with positive reinforcement but be firm and consistent showing strong pack leadership" Maltese puppies are much easier to house train and more cooperative than most toy breeds. I recommend you to also youtube Clicker training. Basic obedience training commands such as sit, down, come, stay, down and leash walking are all easily grasped by Maltese puppies. Maltese puppies love obedience training sessions as it is time spent with you and it provides them with some much needed physical and mental stimulation. Hope this Helped and good luck with training peanut!