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How do I get Teddy to use the UgoDog? he's used to pads

Teddy had been doing well with regular wee wee pads, but I figured that wouldn't last forever. So, I got the UgoDog and he peed right next to it. Any advice how to teach him that the Ugo is his new potty?

Usually when I am home he goes outside, so the ugo is for when I'm not home, so I won't be there to tell him.


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Persistance. My two use it when they are not able to wait for me to take them out. When the puppy is circling and you know he's getting ready to go, put him on the Ugodog and chances are he'll hit the bullseye. Praise like crazy and offer a little treat, like a cheerio (which is what I used) or whatever he likes. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Puppydom is exhausting, but he will learn from repetition and positive reinforcement. I also put some newspaper with the puppy's urine on it under the grates, so they'd have no doubt that this is the spot to go.

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Trooper just took right to his. I didn't have to work at it. I'm assuming you'll just have to take him there. Does he go on command? You could put him there and tell him to go...and repeat until he gets it. I'd also wait for him to go on a pad like he knows, then put that pad under the grates.

We use regular potty pads in the ugodog, we didn't buy the pads they sell.

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Thanks for the replies. So, I went back in my email and realized UgoDog sent an online manual. There is a section about how to go from wee wee pads to Ugo. You start with the pad on top of Ugo - I did that and he went on it overnight, perfectly. Then you start cutting the pad smaller and smaller - so we will see how he does when its smaller, but I really thought he was going to go next to it! Pleasantly surprised! Yay!
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