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Re-Potty Training... A new approach

I couldnt find a thread similar to this so I started a new one.
Tux and Lucy are both pretty much potty trained to go outside
to do there business. Well I just cant deal with it any more!
In the mornings they get soaked with dew from the grass. Which then leads
to tangles. Their feet get filthy to say the least and they love to run through
my flower beds and get mulch all in their hair.
Anyway... Starting yesterday I am potty-pad training them! I am hoping
the transition goes smoothly. I have heard talk about some folks using
the doggy litter.
It wouldnt be such a big concern if I wasnt showing them. I am just
trying my best to keep them white and their coats tangle free.
I guess I am asking has anyone made this transition before? Any
suggestions would be appreciated.
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I know it's serious for you, but I wish I had your problem. I wish I could be of help, but not on this one.

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Melissa,

I live in Oregon where there is LOTS of water and mud..

I keep a big beach towel by the door with a huge stack of terry cloth rags that I bought at Home Depot (I got a bag for $10). Anyway, I just wipe them as they come in and that seems to remove the dirt and water. Another towel I use is the microfiber one that absorbs alot of water.

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Well, Gucci uses both the pad and outdoors, but if it is inclement weather, she'll use the pad, OR sometimes in the middle of the night. I'd say it could be done, especially if they have ever used a pad when they were puppies.

Recently, I just switched to the washable pads, and she seems to like those better..and they save $ in the long run. I made my own and used flannel w/ an absorbent center and then velcro that I put on a vinyl pad. it works great. But you can also get them on ebay, search welping or housebreaking pads washable

One thing I've noticed, she won't pee and poop on the SAME pad, so I have 2 out. lol its an odd quirk that had me SO frustrated when I was training her until the lightbulb went off in my head.

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sorry, but I feel your pain. We've had a lot of rain this spring and she loves to run amok through the mulch too. It takes forever washing it all out of her hair and I'm not showing! And we do LOTS of foot baths!

We haven't pee pad trained but we did decide that when it is rainy or muddy we will take her out on a leash, she does her business, then she comes straight back in.

I'll be interested to see how it goes for you. Good luck.
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Mine have been trained to the pads since day one. They also go outside. Now that the weather is getting nicer, they mostly go outside.


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My Piper was trained on pads until the weather got better and then she went outside. It works great when traveling alone and I don't want to walk her outside. When I leave home, a pad is left out but it's rarely used. My pup was the easiest dog I've ever trained but I was vigilent about watching her body language and it paid off. Dana
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I've got the same thing going on with Henry as Thumperlove with Gucci.

The pee pads were especially helpful in the dead of winter here in NJ when it too cold/snowly/yucky and neither of us were interested in going out (we live in a condo so it involves a hallway, elevator, lobby walk, out the door).

I still buy pee-pads. But I should look into recycling.
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we are in a condo also and have used newspapers and two daily walks. coco will not peep and poop in the same place either.
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Mine don't like to pee and poop on the same pad either. Is this another Havanese quirk? Hmmmm...


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