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Old Dog: How Do You Retrain to Pee Pads?

My cousin's rescued Hav, has had some issues and she'd like to retrain her to use pee pads. Any ideas on how to make this happen?

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a trainer friend uses this method...
Get an
ex-pen and set it up on a tarpaulin, in a location where you spend lots
of time in your home. In the ex-pen, put a crate with a comfy bed in
it, and if possible, put the crate up so that it is a few inches off the
floor. Also make a bed for him that is a few inches off the floor. You
are putting beds higher because dogs often like to sleep higher than
their surroundings and with dogs who are not housebroken as adults they
will sometimes take the height as a salient criteria for not soiling a
bed. Then on the floor, cover 100% with pee pads. When you cannot
directly handle him, that is where he should be. Don't worry about
urination and defecation in the ex-pen cause the whole thing is covered
and on a protected surface. When he has been on this successfully for
three weeks, take away a pee pad. If he is successful on this surface
for three weeks, take away another pee pad. Continue in this way until
he is chooses pee pads.

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