Hi, I'm new to this forum. I'm awaiting a male Maltese who's 2 weeks old. I put a deposit on him over the weekend and can visit him soon. Won't be able to get him until the end of July though. He was the smallest one of the litter with "show dog features", and he'll probably only be from 4-6 lbs. Are there problems associated with a Malt this small? The breeder said that males tend to be smarter and easier to train. Has this been your experience? Also, I plan on litter box training him and taking him out too. He will be in a kennel all day while I'm at work. Does anyone else litter box train their dog? It's great to be here, thanks.