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Welcome! If you want training t go better, make sure Tater is hungry when you want to have your training sessions. At 10 weeks, he is probably eating 3 times per day, and a 5 minute training session (or less!) before each meal is plenty for a pup of this age. Different dogs have different favorite treats, so it's really hard to say what will strike his fancy. Try to stay away from highly processed "grocery store" treat foods. Stick to natural ingredients with few preservatives, or better yet, "real" foods like cheese, pieces of lean meat from your dinner the night before, boiled chicken, etc. Remember to reduce the amount he gets at meal time to compensate for the amount of food you are giving him during training. (which is FINE as long as you are using good quality food for training)
Kodi came to us litter box trained, and we've never used pee pads. That said, the whole kitchen seems like too much space for them unless they are entirely reliable on the pee pads. I can tell you that most pups who ahve an indoor potty place transition VERY easily to using the outdoors too, and it is REALLY convenient to have an indoor option when traveling or in bad weather.
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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