Pee pads are great for small breeds, dogs with disabilities or owners who live in apartments that leave pets indoors. There are many online shopping deals that offer a variety of pee pads for dogs at affordable prices. However, it is best to train your dog on how to use a pee pad, before bulk buying this item. Here are some tips on how to get your dog trained to use a pee pad.
Confine your dog to a small non-carpeted room – It is best to choose a bathroom or a laundry room for this purpose.
Cover the entire floor in the confined area with potty pads – As the days pass on, keep removing one or two of the pads at a time. Keep removing the pads until there is only one left. If your dog pees or poops off the pad, start the entire process again.
Take your dog to the potty pad frequently – Puppies will find it hard to control their bladder and therefore need to be placed on the pad at least every hour. As they get older your, their bladder control will improve (It is said that a puppy can control itself for 1 hour for every month of his age). You should place your puppy on the pad after play, meals or a long nap. If your puppy has not relieved himself after 5 minutes, remove him and try again in 15 minutes.
Accidents – Accidents will happen when training your puppy. Make use of these accidents, by placing a paper towel on the mess and then place the urine soaked paper towel on the potty pad.
Potty pads can be expensive and therefore you should look for the best discount. Online shopping at pet stores is a good place to start your search for good quality potty pads.