I was just wondering how common it was for people with small dogs to train them to use pee pads, instead of training them to go outside?
I am not a fan of these products because I’ve just seen too many problems where the pads make dogs even more confused. The dogs end up peeing next to the pads or on small rugs and pillows that resemble a pad.
If you do decide to use indoor pee pads, it’s important to take a couple of weeks to properly train your dog to use the pads. This involves taking the dog to the pad multiple times per day (on a leash) and rewarding them for using the pad. It also means you should leave your dog in a crate or small gated area when you can’t supervise so she doesn’t sneak off and have accidents.
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Although most dogs are trained to , it sometimes makes sense to teach your dog to have an indoor potty area (newspapers, pee pee pads, litter box or turf box). This method is most commonly used by people with very small dogs, people who are unable to get outside easily due to health issues or living in a high-rise, and people who work such long hours that their dog can’t reasonably be expected to hold it and wait to go outside.You could place 2 or 3 pads down together so the area is a little larger, but no more than that. You don’t want your dog to get the idea that he can pee anywhere in that room, just a small area.Many owners of small breeds like Yorkies or Shih-Tzus and many toy type breeds use puppy pee pads indoors long term. They find it much more convenient and because smaller doggies produce smaller messes it makes cleaning up a breeze.You guys know me, I don’t enter into anything lightly, so I carefully researched my options before I chose a dog potty. Pee pads were disposable, but they felt really wasteful and not very Earth friendly, plus I had a sneaking suspicion Felix would chew them. A friend offered to make me a flat planter to grow real grass, but I didn’t want to deal with keeping it alive and clean. I have a brown thumb and just how do you clean real grass?! I started to look at faux grass patches. I looked at a lot of units trying to pick the perfect one. Some were way too big and others ridiculously small. Some of them seemed really hard to keep clean and almost all of them seemed near impossible to empty. I hated the idea of kitty litter ones, since we tend to get a lot of rain here and there’s a good chance our potty will get soaked often. There were lots that had an open bowl to collect urine, but the idea of carrying a bowl of dog pee across the in my living room to empty it in the bathroom gave me heart palpitations. I was super excited when I found the perfect one for me. (Bummer for you guys? They’ve since stopped making them.)