How to Train Your Puppy to Go on Potty Pads: The Ultimate Guide
How to Train Your Puppy to Go on Potty Pads: The Ultimate Guide When I was a kid, my parents used to come home from work and immediately put my siblings and me in front of the television to watch cartoons. They wanted us to be quiet and out of trouble while they were at work. I don’t know if it actually worked. But I do know that I was a terrible person and loved to watch cartoons on the weekends. Thankfully, my mother never let me watch the same one twice. That habit of her would become the cornerstone of my adulthood. But I will never forget the first time I saw a commercial for a dog training device that promised to teach my dog to go on the potty pad. Training your puppy to go on the pads is not as easy as it seems. Small dogs are easy to train, but large dogs can be very difficult. But there are a few things you can do to make this process easier. Follow these 4 easy steps and you will be able to train your dog to go on the pads.
Choosing a Potty Pad
There are a few different brands of potty pads on the market. The most popular brands are The Pet Spot and Maxpotty. If you live in an area where you have outdoor dog facilities, I suggest the pads from these two brands. If you have indoor dog facilities, you might want to choose one of the cheaper pads from these brands. The first thing you need to do is choose a pad that your dog is comfortable with. Don’t give your puppy the pleasure of relieving herself on a less preferred potty pad. If you live in a large city, you should not buy a pad that goes underneath your dog’s collar. Dogs often just put it on the ground and pee on it. Even if you live in a small apartment or home, you shouldn’t buy a pad that is too small for your puppy.
Introduce Your Puppy to the Potty Pads
Start with an empty potty pad and place it in the floor in your puppy’s favorite location. You might want to tape the pad to the floor, if your puppy gets into things, so it won’t scratch it up or eat it. This will create a visual cue for your puppy that the potty pad is there. Play with Your Puppy Your puppy should recognize the potty pad is a place to go potty. I often set a training session to include fetching a potty pad, then rewarding my dog for going on the potty pad. I make my puppy earn the reward of being able to play with me, so he gets used to the feel of the potty pad and knows he needs to go to the potty. Be Patient and Stay Focused When you have been training for a few days, you should be able to feed your puppy and keep him entertained, while he goes potty.
Anticipate When Your Puppy Will Potty
Before you even start, you must anticipate when your puppy will go. Make a huge list of your pooch’s favorite spots. When it’s time to go potty, grab the pad you bought and get ready. Prepare your puppy for what is about to happen. Treat him to a yummy treat as a reward for peeing on the pad. He will quickly understand that it’s time to go potty. Pet your puppy all over before you potty. Let him sniff at the pad and leave him alone for about a minute before removing him from the area. While he’s distracted, go in the bathroom and go. Then, when your puppy has to go potty, grab the pad and take him outside to potty. There are a few other things you can do to prepare before you take your puppy outside to potty.
Reward Your Puppy
During training, your puppy is usually very interested in the treat you are trying to give it. It’s easy to get distracted by shiny objects, human legs, and other opportunities to steal your favorite food. So when you walk away from your dog for a moment, you are taking away the reward he is looking for. Reward your puppy by giving it the best treat you can find. Then, take that treat away for a minute, and you will find that your dog is going to have a complete meltdown. The reason is simple: He is a dog, and dogs crave the simplest things in life: food, water, and attention. So when you take away the thing that dogs crave most, you will not only be annoying them, but you will also see your dog start to tantrum. Why is tantrum upsetting?
Just as it was for my brother and me, your dog will need to be trained in a matter of days to go on the pads. In the beginning, your dog will learn to urinate and defecate only on the pads. It will be so easy to get your dog to do his business there. But for some dogs, this type of training takes a bit longer. When you are training a dog to go on the pads, it will take some consistent training. It will take two to three days for your dog to get it down. In order to maintain this consistency, it is helpful to start your dog off right away. Whenever your dog pees on the pad, reward him with a few quick pat-down licks. Do this each time your dog goes. After a couple of days of this routine, the dog will learn to anticipate this reinforcement.
Training Mistakes to Avoid
We have all been there. We have a puppy that is learning to use the potty pad, but all he does is take it out of the potty pad and place it on the carpet. In addition, the puppy loves to roll in poop, so he just rolls on the floor. Of course, you want to train your puppy to go on the potty pads. But your puppy has a lot of good habits. Why should you force him to go on a pad when he loves rolling in poop and rolling in urine and feces. It seems that training your puppy to go on the pads is as easy as giving him a banana every time he takes his pad out. But it is actually not as easy as you may think. It is important to remember that your puppy is a puppy. He will only be happy if you do what he wants. And that is to roll in poop and pee on the floor.
Problems and Proofing Behavior
The first thing you will need to do is feed your puppy on the pads at regular intervals. This can be tricky. I have successfully trained my cats to go on the pads but that was only because I fed them on them too. So take care of this step first. If you can’t train the puppy to go on the pads, you can try something else. Your dog has to be under control or she will be tempted to do her business on the pads. Here are a few tips on how to train your dog to go on the pads: Once your dog knows how to find the pad, she will start holding it when she is out of control. This can be frustrating for you and for her. It’s like a kid who finds an all you can eat buffet and decides that she can eat until she explodes!
This guide will show you how to train your dog to use the toilet pads on the outside of your house. It’s really not that complicated. You will be able to train your dog to use the pads on the pad, but not on your underwear. It’s also important to remember that you will not be able to stop your dog from peeing on the floor. You can try to train your dog to use the pad, but it’s a losing battle. Once you have the pad training down, you will be able to make the dog understand that going on the pad is the ONLY way for him to go. You can then start to work on the toilet training, which is also very important. So, without further adieu, let’s get to it. 1. Buy Potty Pads The first step in training your dog to use the pad is to buy a few puppy pads. They are available at any pet store.