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Can two dogs be indoor pee pad trained?

Hi all,
It's been a long while since I've posted here!

I thought I remember seeing a thread one time about having two dogs that use indoor pee pads. My Holly is now 4 years old and has consistently used her pee pads in the laundry room. Rarely ever misses or makes a mistake and she has never gone on the rug (since puppyhood anyway).

I'm wondering if any of you have two dogs that are using indoor pee pads at the same time and/or if that is even possible?

Holly has always had my husband home with her since we brought her home when she was 8 weeks old. My hubby died last week after battling cancer for 9 months. She'll now be left alone while I'm at work and it breaks my heart to do that to her. I'm considering getting another dog now. I'd be able to work from home for a few weeks while a new dog is getting settled in and then slowly begin to leave them alone together for short periods of time until I can work my way up to leaving them for longer.

But if it would be impossible to have two of them use the pee pads, I don't think I could do it.

So I'm curious if anybody else is successful with this?
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I don't have an answer to your question but I just want to tell you how sorry I am that you lost your husband. I'm certain you will be able to find a way to work out something with another pup. Dogs can be such a comfort and I bet a new one will bring new joy into your life.

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Carolyn, I am so sorry for your loss. I don't know about the indoor potty situation but another option might be to have a pet sitter come midday to play with Holly.


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I am really sorry for your loss. I don't see any problem having both trained for pee pads. Maybe you will need to put 2 pads instead of 1 and in more than one place in the house, in case they don't want to use the same one. ( it happens, haha). You will need to change them more frequently. Other than that, I think it will be Ok. Good luck.


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No experience with the pee pad situation but wanted to express my condolences to you on the loss of your husband. I can't begin to feel your pain, but I'm sure that Holly will be a big help in comforting you. Take care, Carolyn. You are in our thoughts.


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So Sorry for your loss! We have 15 that will use a litter box if the weather is terrible outside.
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I am SO sorry for your loss.

I don't see any problem with two using pee pads, as long as there is enough pee pad space that each has a clean area to use. Many won't use a dirty part of a pad, even if it's their own pee!


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Sorry for your loss.

Sorry for the loss of your husband. The other dog will probably miss him too. I think it is possible to have two dogs use pads. It may be messier though. Have you considered using an indoor dog toilet for both of them? I have heard about a product the http://piddleplace.com that someone told me about and was considering trying it.
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Thank you all for your comments. I'm definitely going to add another dog to my family but have to wait for the right time. And Miss Rosa, thank you for that link -- I may order one and give it a try! Would be a lot better than the 2 pee pads I keep down!
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I'm so sorry for your loss.

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