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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-12-2007, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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My 3 month old pup came from the breeder at 9 weeks pretty much litter box trained. The breeder used the litter box with a puppy pad in it, not litter, and that's what we've continued with. Nico goes outside as well (and much prefers the outside to poop!), but he uses the litter box when he needs to, such as when no one is there to let him out. Within the past week he's started playing with the puppy pad. He hasn't gotten to the point of shredding it, but he gets it pretty bunched up in the litter box. I'm wondering if we might do better with litter in the box instead of the pad, or if he'd just play with the litter and make a huge mess. Before I run out and buy a bag of dog litter to try, I thought I'd ask if anyone uses the litter and likes it (or could compare it to using the pads in a litter box). Another thing I'm considering, since we have two litter boxes, is to put the pad in one and litter in the other and see which one he prefers (or makes less of a mess with!).
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Just bumping this to see if I can get some input since I'm planning to head to PetsMart tomorrow and wondering if I should buy some Second Nature litter.
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Use two way tape to secure the pad..

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We've used litter, as well as disposable pads, but I prefer washable pads for two reasons - no puppies tear them up, and it doesn't add to the landfills. So I may not be of help, but since your puppy is already litter pad trained, that may be an option for you too. You can get them at the pet stores, but they are pretty pricey, or you can get hospital quality for humans. They are usually called incontinence pads.
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I too use the washable cloth pads suggested by Kimberly. I bought them on eBay. They are really well made. Someone mentioned that they are available at Wal-Mart too for a very reasonable price.

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I also used the washable pads, got them at petedge.com, and they were the best. I still use them in front of the door when it is really wet out so the hardwood floor doesnt get wet when they come in off the deck. I also use them in the crates when we travel.

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Washable pads sound like a great idea. Like disposeable diapers for babies. Just wash and wear.

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