Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
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We use pee pads in a holder for Piper's indoor option. The holder just secures them on the edges (we have one that clips the corners and one that frames and holds down all 4 sides), the middle is open so there is a possibility a pup could scratch/rip it up. When she was a wee pup she would shred the pad in her x-pen, never when we were with her though. After a few times of coming home from errands to confetti I started spraying the pad with Bitter Apple before I'd leave, and after a few mouthfuls of that she stopped. She hasn't ripped a pad in over a year and she never had accidents when the BA was sprayed so the scent of it didn't deter her from using the pad.
Piper potties faithfully outside but it was important to me that we kept up (our breeder started her when she was a few weeks old) with having that indoor option for a few reasons, mainly because I live in southwestern Ontario and we can have absolutely brutal weather and winters. This past winter was one of the worst we'd had in years snowing from Nov-April with days it would near the -40C temps without wind chill. There were a few days that if I wouldn't go outside I certainly wasn't going to make my 10lb dog, even for just a few minutes to potty.