We all have the energy to expel, some more than others. The Maltipoo is no different. Channeling their breed-specific energy into an engaging and tiring activity can help them calm down. When this happens is based on many factors, but you can generally expect a Maltipoo to calm down as they age.
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At What Age Does A Maltipoo Calm Down?
A Maltipoo will calm down at about a year old, but it can take as long as a year and a half. This time is based on breeding, and Maltipoos are a cross breed of Maltese and a Poodle. Their breed background determines how quickly they settle down, but this is not always the most important factor.
As a dog, things like age and who they are will determine how long it takes for a Maltipoo to calm down. Each Maltipoo is uniquely who they are, and their temperament and personality will determine when they calm down.
Breeding will be the foundation of this maturity, but who they are can delay the maturity or not. Other factors determine how fast the Maltipoo will calm down. Their family’s lifestyle, home environment, and everything in it will shape how they mature.
Maltipoos are naturally a lively dog breed that is social, friendly, and fully engaging with life. The Maltipoo will need much activity in their day because of their breeding, but not all dogs in this cross breed will be identical.
Each dog is individual; they will grow at their own rate physically, mentally, and emotionally. Diet, exercise, home life, and outside stimuli will affect how that growth happens. It can delay or speed up growth in any way; therefore, a happy home life is the most important.
If a Maltipoo is healthy, loved, and well cared for, it will calm down around one to one and a half years of age. If they are unhealthy, not properly cared for, and live in a stressful and challenging environment, growth is delayed.
Many people think of growth as physical, but dogs grow emotionally and mentally like humans. It is harder to see this growth and maturity because it’s not as obvious as the physical growth of height change and weight gain, but it’s vitally important too.
A happy and fulfilling, well-rounded lifestyle for the Maltipoo ensures good health and maturity.
The Maltipoo may never completely calm down as they are a very energetic dog breed.
If they have a Maltipoo, parents must be prepared for a life filled with nonstop endless energetic bursts and activity. It’s one of the reasons why a family or parent must choose the dog they welcome into their family wisely. Choosing a dog that fits their lifestyle can make all the difference in everyone’s happiness.
Why is my two-year-old Maltipoo still hyper?
Your two-year-old Maltipoo might still be hyper because their need for activity is not regularly met. Maltipoos are energetic dogs, and if their need for activity and action isn’t properly met in a day, they can act hyper.
Channeling their energy daily and ensuring they have enough activity during the day can make them calmer and less hyper. This channeling needs to be done consistently, and a parent may find it easier to change things regularly.
One day, taking the Maltipoo to the dog park for an hour or so of playtime can be a good idea. Another day might bring a long walk and some tossing a toy in the yard. When their energy is channeled and fully engaged, they are less likely to be hyper and act up.
Parents who have this dog in their family must be aware that they are energetic and prepare for it accordingly in the day. They must also be engaged and social, so the parent and other family members must plan accordingly. Hence, the Maltipoo isn’t hyper later in the day.
When Maltipoo has an outlet for their energy, they have enough attention, and their needs as a dog, related to breeding, are attended to, so they will settle easier. It can be very challenging for the family or parent who isn’t prepared for this, but it is easy to manage once they learn about their dog breed.
It is never a good idea to ignore hyper behavior and think it will disappear. The dog’s need for activity, exercise, and connection is related to the dog’s breeding. It is also related to whom the dog is; ignoring that will only spell trouble for the whole household.
If you want the best behavior out of your Maltipoo, you must first acknowledge their breeding and who they are as a dog. Then you must act accordingly and create a lifestyle that suits their needs and yours for everyone’s happiness.
If a parent can do this effectively at the start or early on, they will find that their home life will be smoother with less hyperactive behavior and stress.
Every dog will be unique, even in one breed. Therefore, a parent must consider the Maltipoo breed and their dog individually. It’s a good idea to take some time to learn about your Maltipoo early on. Learn what they like and don’t their triggers, and anything else you can about them.
The more you know as a parent, the better you can manage their life, so you and your Maltipoo are happy. There will still be days where the Maltipoo acts hyper at any age, but you will be prepared if you do.
Age is not the only determining factor in good or bad behavior. Most Maltipoos will calm down at a year to a year and a half, but some will mature sooner or later, and in some cases, much later than other Maltipoos.
Knowing that eventually, they will settle down can bring peace of mind, even if we don’t know the exact time it will happen. During the puppy phase its normal to be active and have trouble settling down.