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View Poll Results: preferred potty training for new puppy
wood pellet litter 6 10.53%
Ugodog 19 33.33%
artificial grass 5 8.77%
piddle pads 27 47.37%
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update pg. 4, little puppy potty training method poll

Pam is thinking about training the week old litter that we have now to a different method than the litter that we have been using for so long. She is leaning towards the Ugodog, and wants to come up with the easiest system for a new owner. The little ones will be started on another surface and when large enough to handle the grate on the Ugodog, we'll make the transition, so when they leave here they will be used to the Ugodog.

Problems with litter: Purina no longer sells the right size box to work best in an expen. Bags of litter are fairly heavy to move into the house. Litter ends up on the floor, and hurts to step on with a bare foot.

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Thanks for the votes so far. For those that don't know, this is for training puppies starting at 3 weeks old, so they will know some method when they go to their new homes. This doesn't mean they are housetrained at that young age, but makes it a lot easier for a new owner to finish their training.
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i have a new yet unused Ugodog in the garage, just waiting for a puppy. I've had it for 2 years, thinking I could train my two to use it so I wouldn't have to get up so early on the weekend and go down three flights of stairs at our lake condo. Obviously, they never took to it and I never insisted.

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I have lots of piddle pads too....................we ended up using the outside lawn. But, I would think with tiny little ones, I would go with the pads.



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My new puppy and littermates used the ugodog since 3-4 weeks old . They were comfortable walking on it... no need to use any other surface before the ugodog grates, I think.


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Pam is thinking about training the week old litter that we have now to a different method than the litter that we have been using for so long. She is leaning towards the Ugodog, and wants to come up with the easiest system for a new owner. The little ones will be started on another surface and when large enough to handle the grate on the Ugodog, we'll make the transition, so when they leave here they will be used to the Ugodog.

Problems with litter: Purina no longer sells the right size box to work best in an expen. Bags of litter are fairly heavy to move into the house. Litter ends up on the floor, and hurts to step on with a bare foot.

http://www.ugodog.net/
Aaahhhh hummm, Tom, I think I read that your computer is down, but how can you expect us not to ask for puppy pics? Be reasonable!

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I have two ugodogs that I rotate for cleaning. When they were little I found a really nice Korean made potty on ebay, very similar but smaller. The size was perfect for them in the ex pen.

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Aaahhhh hummm, Tom, I think I read that your computer is down, but how can you expect us not to ask for puppy pics? Be reasonable!
I almost have it worked out. I bought a cheap laptop to hold us over until I can build a new computer. The keyboard is a PIA, but I have the website software loaded on it now, and Pam may be able to do something with it tomorrow. I was able to save the hard drive out of the main computer, and have a reader to get files off of it onto the laptop, but I'm used to typing fast, and the laptop keyboard is a major PIA.

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My new puppy and littermates used the ugodog since 3-4 weeks old . They were comfortable walking on it... no need t wito use any other surface before the ugodog grates, I think.
Thanks. I was concerned about mid night cleanups with 6 puppies, so we thought we might start with something else easy to clean quickly, but we may just get extra grates.
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In a way, I like the litter better than a Ugodog with pee pad, because it is more environmentally friendly as well as a LOT less expensive.

OTOH, a Ugodog is a LOT more portable, and there is no worry of the dog swallowing pellets. For some reason, if kodi sees me cleaning the litter box, he immedieately goes over and starts trying to eat it. That's the ONLY time he does this, but I either have to clean the box when he's busy with someone else, or I have to cover the litter until he forgets about it again.

I ended up buying the Rascal Dog boxes, which can be used with litter, with a grate with XXX under it, or with a grass pad over the grate. The grass pads got smelly really fast, and NOTHING I did got the smell out enough for me to be willing to have them in the house. Then I tried the grate with a pee pad under it. Kodi will pee on this, but absolutely refused to poop on the grate. I eventually just went back to using the Rascal Dog boxes as a litter box, with the grate to cover it when he starts trying to eat it. (I take it off again once he's lost interest, so it is available if he wants to poop indoors, which doesn't happen often anyway)

The Rascal Dog boxes are great... Especially for for dogs that need to circle before they poop. the ONLY problem with them is that they are expensive.


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