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I am going to use pee pads with my new puppy, which will arrive at the end of the month. Do the puppies like to shred them? I think I read on this forum that Havanese like to shred newpaper etc. Are they secured to the. floor so they can't? Do the pads with a scent on them help or is that only for the beginning.
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I couldn't use them with Kodi... He would immediately shred them. Fortunately, he came to me litter box trained, so that is what we continued to use as an indoor potty option.


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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.

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I will keep pads for bad weather use also. East TN does have rain and milder winter than you have, but we do have some cold, snowy winter weather. I didn't know they made holders for the pee pads. I'll check it out. Thanks for the information.
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Mine never shredded them but don't know the difference between a pad and a throw rug.I think its better to find a surface that the texture is different. Like maybe adding a plastic grid under the pad.

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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.
This is risky, if you want the pup to use the pads for pottying. They could find the spray aversive enough that they would no longer pee on them either.


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Mine never shredded them but don't know the difference between a pad and a throw rug.I think its better to find a surface that the texture is different. Like maybe adding a plastic grid under the pad.
That does seem to be a problem for many people who use pee pads (unless placed under a grid like a Ugo-Dog) as their indoor potty solution. scatter rugs, especially light colored ones, are easily confused with the pads.


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This is risky, if you want the pup to use the pads for pottying. They could find the spray aversive enough that they would no longer pee on them either.
I suppose so. Like stated above, we never had a problem with that though. Piper still continued and continues to potty on them with no problems. I only had to spray the edges a few times when she was in her x-pen/I wasn't around to watch her and she stopped. She only did it when I wasn't around and couldn't correct/redirect so it was more-less a last resort before trying a different indoor system. Since she had been using the pads since she was 3-4 weeks old and I wanted to keep an indoor option, I really wanted to make the pads work.

Every dog is different though, and what worked for us won't always work for others. Just sharing my experience.

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I bought washable pads repurposed from hospital incontinence pads from Wisconsin. They're made by people with disabilities. I ended up with a different option for indoor potty, so actually use them - but liked the idea.
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This is what I use for Whimsy. ....(she was trained on pee pads from the breeder.)
I got the pad holder at Petsmart along with the Top Paw training pads they sell there also. Never had a problem with her shredding them. She still uses this method.

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