oh, and also tell any stories you have about maltese training or anything else! (that has to do with maltese)
I agree with the crating. I didn't let Bisou sleep in the bed with me until she was 10 months old..until then she slept in her crate every night. She does have a soft mat/blanket in there..so it's actually pretty comfortable for her. It's a good habit to get in, in case they need to be in their crates, so they're use to it.
Have a lot of fun with your new puppy- I can't wait to see photos of her!