Always be in control of your Maltese! What does this mean?
Never use a flexi-lead or retractable leash. This allows your dog to be too far away from you. Predators, other dogs and cars could seriously injure your Maltese.
Water Safety! Maltese are not water safe. They can swim, yes, but most cannot get out of a pool by themselves, which leads to drowning.
Predators! Coyotes, Bobcats, Owls, Hawks, Javalena