Puppy Pad
Training
Getting your dog to use training pads each and every time
(c) 2011-2018 Frania Shelley-Grielen all rights reserved

City dwellers, new puppy owners and house trainers, often use training pads
to help in house training a puppy or to fill in for a relief walk for older and
younger dog alike.  Apartment living mostly means no backyard for that
bathroom respite and rain can make some of the best trained dogs turn tail
and head back to the high rise.  While walking is always best to instill good
house breaking, (after all, "wee wee" pads work partly because they are grass
scented) second best is offering a fixed place for indoor relief, such as pads or
newspaper, which will contain pet waste in a set location.   But what about
when your pet won’t use them?  Or those near misses?  You know the ones
right next to the pad?

In order to understand and address what’s happening with your pet missing

the mark, consider the circumstances:

  • Are pads and paper changed frequently?
  • Where is the elimination happening?
  • Is it next to the exit door?
  • Is it close to the pad or paper?
  • Has the pet been trained to use an alternative?

Once you have considered some of the factors be consistent with your

approach to set your pet up for success:

  • No scolding or punishing.  Think training for the behaviors we want
    instead of giving a lecture our pet cannot understand.  Never push a dog
    into a soiled area, this teaches nothing but that you will hurt them and
    they should fear you.

  • Change pads and paper as soon as they are soiled or as quickly as
    possible to ensure your pet will have a clean surface to use.

  • If the elimination is happening close to your exit door, your pet may be
    trying to get eliminate as close to outside as possible.  Move the pads or
    paper next to the door.

  • If elimination is close or in proximity of the pad or paper your pet may
    simply need more than one pad or paper.  Some dogs will position
    themselves to relieve themselves and move forward or backward before,
    after or during the process.  Your pet may be starting on the proper
    surface and run out of area before he or she is done.  An extra pad or
    more paper will fix this.

  • Consider covering the top of the pad with several layers of newspaper
    for the pet that has been paper trained as a puppy.  This sort of dog will
    more likely target the newspaper which will soak through to the pad
    underneath.

A little thinking things through for your pet and you can contain waste where
it needs to be.

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"Consider covering the top of the
pad with several layers of
newspaper for the pet that has
been paper trained as a puppy.  
This sort of dog will more likely
target the newspaper which will
soak through to the pad
underneath".
BuzzFarmers
Never ever scold or punish any pet for a behavior train for the one you want instead
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