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Transitioning from breeder's turf to indoor litter box?
My breeder uses artificial turf to potty train her puppies, but I really want to try the indoor litter box that seems so popular here. How do I transition the puppy from going on turf to using a litter box? (Yes, I know it's technically Equine Pine and not kitty litter.)
I've read Tom King's instructions on keeping the ex-pen so small at first that there's only room for the crate and the box. Should I start with that? Do I put a small piece of turf on top of the pellet-filled box so that the puppy knows that's where he should go? How do I get him used to feeling the pellets under his paws when he urinates/defecates?
Also, I read an older thread (2015?) about constructing the litter box. Is the PuppyGoHere pan still the best option out there? Or should I go with a Ugodog? I'm a little concerned about the pine pellets scattering when the puppy uses it, as well as the ingestion possibility.
Thanks so much! I really want to make the indoor box work, but just concerned about transitioning from what the breeder does to what I want to do at home.