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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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Use of Pee pads

I'm getting a new puppy and would like to train the puppy to go potty both on inside pee pads and outside. Has anyone done this successfully? Does training on inside pee pads work all the time? Or does your dog ever not use the pee pad and go in other places inside the house?
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Zumba very comfortably goes between pee pads inside the house, and going outside. She doesn’t use pee pads, per se. We have those litter trays that has a cover that clamps down the pee pad between the base and the cover. We have both the Ugodogg and the Blyss and Zumba uses either one interchangeably, even though they are different sizes.

It wasn’t easy, though. You have to start with a smaller area. There are plenty of conversations in the forum about setting up a small gated area with room for the litter tray, food/water, bed, toys and a crate. You slowly expand that area. Might as well accept that this will be a learning process till your puppy is one years old. You will read that there are puppies that learned immediately. I am thrilled for their owners. But they are the exception rather than the rule.

Dogs will learn to go outside quickly. Though do expect them to get distracted - - with the smells, the acorns, a blade of grass. . . You get the idea. But they do know that the great outdoors is a wonderful place to do one’s business. Do yourself a favor, though, and reward your dog for going outside quickly. Then, reward him or her further, by spending time with the dog outside. Going potty does not mean you go right back into the house after the business is done. Otherwise they’ll hold it in so as to spend more time outdoors with you.

There’s los of information on the forum about this. Type potty in the search box. You will be rewarded with more information than you ever wanted to read.

Best of luck. The potty part was the most frustrating part of this journey with Zumba. Many a time I wondered why in the world I thought a puppy was a good thing to get while also taking care of a sick mother and husband. But she is worth every accident I had to pick up after.
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Thank you. So eventually, you did not have to keep the indoor potty within a gated area and your dog used the potty when inside, right?
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