Should I Use Puppy-Training Pads?
When you first bring a new puppy home, one of your first responsibilities is to house training him. The sooner you begin house training, the sooner you can stop worrying about coming home to find a puddle or pile in the middle of the floor. When it comes to house training, there are lots of methods to choose from, and one of them is puppy training pads. Before you choose a house training method, take the time to learn the basics about each method to decide which is best for you.
The Details on puppy training pads
Puppy-training pads are often used by urban pet owners. If you live in city apartment, you may not have easy access to a great deal of outdoor space. So puppy-training pads may be your best option.
You still need to have a schedule. As is true with traditional outdoor house training, you need to stick to a schedule, and be consistent about rewarding your puppy for using the pads if he is going to learn.
Its important to only choose one method or the other. Do not try to incorporate both indoor and outdoor house training at once because it can be confusing for your puppy.
As with most things in dog training, consistency is very important. The key to using puppy-training pads is to teach your puppy that going on the pad is what you want, not that going in the house, in general, is desired. To do so, you must consistently reward your puppy for using the pad.
Training pads may extend the house training process. If you are using training pads as a stepping-stone in house training, it may end up prolonging the process by teaching your dog first to go indoors and then to go outdoors.
Training pads can be used to transition a dog to outdoor house training. If your dog has a particularly difficult time with outdoor house training, you may be able to start him with training pads and slowly move the pad closer to the door until he eventually learns to go outside consistently.
Training pads can result in confusion. Some dogs may not learn to identify the pad as the sole place where it is acceptable to do his business indoors. Your dog may eventually start going on newspapers or mats, which resemble the size and shape of the training pad.
last words on puppy training pads
The method of house training you use is up to you. Whether you use puppy training pads depends on your own situation and on your specific dog. By taking the time to learn the benefits and drawbacks of this training method first, you can make an informed decision.
I hope this helps with making your decision on whether or not you use puppy training pads and to give you some more information i have included a video below that talks some more about house training your puppy.
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