[quote="Bailey"]Can somebody tell me when to except malt to be less energatic? I am sure it has something to do with the gender as well, I have a 2 and a half year old male.
Does your malt move away from you when you approach them? In other words, let's say you are in a room with him/her and he/she shows interest in being with you, once you approach them (say come) then he /she pushes back and move away from you???I found this very strange in my malt boy.[/quote]
My 2 year old Malty boy ALWAYS moves back when I try to approach him. He is doing that since he was 8 weeks old and I thought that he will grow out of it but NADA..:-)
My 1 year old malty boy NEVER does that ! Isn't it interesting? I think it's part of their personality and also a play thing.
My older is a litlle bit shy and insecure and he always needs to make sure that I am not going to pick him up or taking him to the grooming room so I guess that's why he moves away from me. It can also be a play, they want us to chase them 24X7
My little one is very secure, He is the Alpha dog and when I bend down to pet him, he ALWAYS come closer to me and even jump on my laps so I can pick him up. He is the secure guy so I guess that's why he always let me come close and hold him.
As far as energy. My older boy is much much clamer now at 2 years old. He was never crazy but just more playfull.
My younger is a ball of energy and I don't see him calming down in the next 10 years.. LOL :-)
So it's also part of their own temperament and personality. I have seen Maltese that are a couch potato and I have seen energizers that never stop running anf playing like crazy (my younger for example). So it really depends..
I went to visit a maltese breeder just recenlty and she had a litter of 4 maltese. 3 of them were so playfull and energetic while the last one was soooo mellow, so different!!!
Anyway, enjoy your little boy, perhaps he enjoy being a baby..:-)