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Do you put a pee pad in your ex pen?

In our pen we have a small kennel, toys, and water bowl. We got our puppy the other night and she is 10 weeks old. We also put a pad in there.

My question is during the day say you are to leave puppy unattended for an hour would you recommend having a pad in there? I understand where there is food or water there will be a need to go soon after.

And at night time do you furure it's always best to have puppy in small crate in hoping space is tight and she would hold it till you take her out?





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If you want to have an indoor potty option then keep the pads or newspaper in the pen. If you want to train the puppy to go outside then take them out. Put the puppy in a crate if you can't watch it for an hour or more. Just make sure the crate is not too big at first or they will go in there too.



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Yes, at that age, I wouldn't give him too much room. Just enough space for the crate, food bowls and pee pad. If you give him more space, he may go outside of the pad. Once you are 100% that he only goes on the pad, you can increase the space he gets when you are not there with him.

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Yeah we are deciding whether to have pee pad in the pen, or not at all.
This morning we work up at 5:30 and she had pooped and peed on the paper in the xpen where she slept overnight. I took her out and nothing. Then I fed her and went out and she peed and pooped. Played with her a bit and then an hour later wife took her and she peed. 10 minutes after she peed on the kitchen floor. It's now 8:20am. In 3 hours she had peed 3 times, is that normal?

I took 3 extra days off to get puppy adjusted. Come next week I go off to work at 6am and home at 4pm. Wife leaves for work at 2pm and home at 8. I am hoping we will have the routine figured out then. Hourly potty break might not be sustainable. We walk her to the front yard.

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Yeah we are deciding whether to have pee pad in the pen, or not at all.
This morning we work up at 5:30 and she had pooped and peed on the paper in the xpen where she slept overnight. I took her out and nothing. Then I fed her and went out and she peed and pooped. Played with her a bit and then an hour later wife took her and she peed. 10 minutes after she peed on the kitchen floor. It's now 8:20am. In 3 hours she had peed 3 times, is that normal?

I took 3 extra days off to get puppy adjusted. Come next week I go off to work at 6am and home at 4pm. Wife leaves for work at 2pm and home at 8. I am hoping we will have the routine figured out then. Hourly potty break might not be sustainable. We walk her to the front yard.
Honestly, from what I remember from my pups, I would take them out anytime I saw them sniffing, sometimes they would go outside, sometimes not, those times, I would make sure to keep my eyes on them and take them out soon after.


The first couple of months are 'round the clock potty spotting. You have to be on your toes and try to catch them before they go. Don't leave her alone/unsupervised for even a minute, even if you know there is not "danger" where she is. Try to keep her on your sights at all time, if you are not able to watch her, put her back in the expen.

Consistency is key here, if she has the option of going outside every little while, she will learn to hold it and wait for the "outside trip", it just takes time, patience and consistency...

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I always gave my guys a pee pad in their x pens and crate. I wanted them to have a place to go in an emergency. I still took them out in the middle of the night and all throughout the day. I never had pee pads around the house. They were more for an emergency and rarely used. It did not hurt in housebreaking them. My guy all are 100% reliable. They don't even hesitate going outside in the pouring rain or a blizzard.





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Last night Coco stayed in her crate. It is divided into a small space and has padding to line the crate, and we put in her bone and a toy. She did whine for a while and then was quiet all night. In the morning I went to check and she was up. She did her business when I took her out, poo and pee. Since then she has been out 2 other times. It's about every 60-90 minutes we take her out. Pretty much after water, food, nap, etc. No accident that we know of since we are diligent on watching her. I think soon it will become more of a habit for her and she will go less frequently but will also let us know when she needs to go.

She is very playful, come when we call. She loves her toys and her doggie bed in the living room. We are going to the vet today and then to the pet shop to get some stuff. We will sign up for puppy class too.

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