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Pads Plus Outdoors a Plus
Hi all, I agree with Gucci's Mom. Having your Hav trained both outside and to the pad is a real plus. We are an older couple who got Keeper on February 1st when it was 20 degrees outside. No way was that baby going outside. The breeder had begun potty training on the pads. Keeper was really not a bigger training problem than any other puppy we've had. When the weather began to moderate, we took him outside and he quickly established his preference for the outdoors, but it's wonderful in heavy rain to just point to his pad and tell him to use it and he does! The one thing that is 'different' for perhaps only this dog is that he doesn't really 'tell' you when he needs to go out. I ask him and he comes to me and jumps up and I know that's a 'yes', but he doesn't alert me on his own. I think he's thinking he has an approved place to go so no problem.
As an added note, I'd love to get the pads out of the family room, but the breeder, who is a friend, told me she hasn't had a lot of luck moving the pad out of sight--they need to see it. Since Keeper uses it only about once a week, it isn't much of a problem in the family room.
Keeper's Mom (Shirley H)