I’m so excited. Ive heard that Maltese learn quick but I really had no idea. My home is not too big, about 2000 sq ft. But for Kobe, I’m sure it seems huge as he’s a whole 3.5 lbs. When he has to go potty he wold sit at the back door and scratch and sometimes bark. He was having a few accidents because we couldn’t hear him from the back of the house. I am so excited to say that I got a little inexpensive bell on Amazon and it worked. He rings the bell now and we can hear him no matter where we are in the house. And it was so easy. The first few times when he was ready to go I just said outside? and we went through our normal routine. Sit, leash, only this time I would ring the bell before I open the door to go out. By the end of the second day he was ringing the bell himself.