6 Easy Steps To Pee Pad Train Your Puppy – Indoor Potty Training | Pee Pad Training For Your Puppy
Potty / Pee Pad Training Your Puppy is important, as it teaches your puppy to go to the correct spot to release himself. With our proven training method, I am going break down into 6 easy steps to help you achieve it.
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Step 1 – Confinement Area
Set up a confinement area by using a playpen, which is not too big nor too small and make sure there is sufficient space for your puppy to rest, play and eat. Cover 70% of the area with a pee pad and use 30% of the remaining space to place his bowl, water and toys. This helps to block your puppy from doing it on the uncovered area as he would need space to do his business.
Since 70% of the area is being covered with pee pad. Also, the bowl, water and toys are places within the remaining space, you have now created a 90% chance of making your puppy pee on the pad.
You can also use a potty training spray, to help your puppy focus it’s attention on that particular area for urination.
Step 2 – Set Daily Routine
“For older dogs, skip to step 3 onwards”
Set a daily routine, for example breakfast-toilet break-training- rest-playtime etc. to establish consistency and this will help you to know his potty timing. Let your dog out only when you have the time to monitor him. Avoid letting “accident” happen. If you don’t not have the time, place him in the confinement area.
What if he does it outside by accident?
Ans: Quickly interrupt him and place him on to the pee pad. This would stop him from developing the bad habit of peeing at the wrong spot.
Do note that, 2 – 4 months old puppy does not have strong control of their bladder and they would usually go every 30 – 60 minutes. Older puppies have longer holding control.
Step 3 – Understand Body Language
All dogs display signs before going, above are some toilet break signs they would display. Monitor the dog’s body movements, should your dog display any of theses sign, quickly bring him to the pee pad.
Step 4 – Guide and Encourage
After bringing him to the pee pad quickly guide and encourage it to pee and poo on the pee pad. Do not worry if your dog does nothing. Dogs will usually opt to go on the pad because of scent, texture and spacing. If he does not do it, do not worry just place him inside the playpen and let it be.
Step 5 – Praise and reward
Once he does it on the pee pad, JACKPOT! Immediately praise him with a happy sounding voice and reward him with treats, toys or playtime! Timing is the key.
Step 6 – Reduce and Repeat
Once the dog is able to consistently use the pee pad for all its toilet business, you can start to reduce the size of the pee pad to 60%, and eventually to 40%. After reducing the size of the pee pad, and your dog does it outside, all you need to do is to take the process a step back and increase the size of the pee pad. Try again.
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