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Potty Behavior Question - advice needed!

Hi everyone! So, Teddy has been with me for a week now. He's amazing! I've noticed a couple idiosyncrasies in his potty behavior, though, that I would like help/advice on.

Number 1 - He will not pee on the pad if it is in a holder. I got a holder for the pad so he won't move it and he just peed on the floor next to it. So, do I just forgo the holder and hope he doesn't tear up the pads?

Also, how do I get him to go back into his x-pen on the pad, when heís out playing in the house?

Number 2 - He has not, and I think will not, poo on the pad in his x-pen. In fact, he has never gone poo in the house, anywhere since Iíve had him. I caught him one time, get into position on my living room rug and I immediately took him outside. Problem is - I work and I have had someone coming for a lunch time let out, and he's doing great, but I'd like to have some comfort in knowing he would go poop on the pee pad in the xpen if he needed to. I am thinking maybe all the praise when he goes outside has made him think he canít go inside! Anyone experienced this or have any thoughts? Thanks so much.
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Have you tried a training spray on the pee pads? I used Simple solutions puppy aid training spray when Charly was younger. Later on it came in handy when she was not choosing the right area in the yard we had trained her to go.
We found she would not go outside when it was raining. I got her one of those fake grass potty spots and put it under the eves outside and she started using it when I sprayed the training aid on it. Good luck!

My dog is not spoiled I'm just well trained.
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When mine was little, he always peed on the pad, but rarely pooped on it. I'd find poop in the far side of the kitchen, opposite of where his cage and pee pad was. Once he was trained to always go outside, for both, we no longer have an issue.
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Might try smearing a little bit of poop on the pad.

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Well, I have gone back to just the pad on the floor - actually two side by side. And, he is peeing on them and not tearing up the pad. Hopefully that won't change.

Also, last night he pooed on the pad. I hadn't changed anything, except the two side by side - he seems to be using one for pee and one for poo.
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What holder were you trying? The Iris brand one that makes a frame? Trooper never peed on the pad when it was in that kind of tray either. Something about it he hated. I kind of wonder if the plastic flexed when he walked on it and it felt too unstable or something. We went with ugodog after that, but now he much prefers outside. Glad to hear your pup is back on track with the paper on the floor.

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Some like having separate places. Sometimes you have to keep looking for what works, and it sounds like you have done that with success. Good job!
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Not sure if anyone else has this problem but Oreo will Poo on the pad...except he's a 'walker' when he poos.

You'll find a couple large chunks on the pad and then small bit off the pad.

You can connect the dots as to the path he took to poo :P

In the yard, he'll use 1/4 of a 600 SQ FT yard to poop.

It's kinda funny to watch him haunched over and walking around the yard to poop. Not too funny when he does it inside starting off on the pad.

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