While a Maltese may be very polite and endearing at home among those the dog is familiar with, one of the most common behavioral issues that owners become concerned about is when a Maltese growls, barks, lunges at, or otherwise seems to downright hate people while out and about, and usually while taking walks.
It’s also not uncommon for a Maltese to react badly to just certain individuals. A good example of this is if the dog seems to love one neighbor, but barks like mad or growls at another. Both receivers haven’t done anything wrong, and do not do anything obvious to influence the Maltese’s reaction.
This section will cover this problem and offer training to resolve things.