The ABCs of Potty Pad Training
Does your pet get anxious when they aren’t able to go outside? Are you thinking about potty pad training but scared of the process?
Potty training your furry friend is a great way to reduce stress in your house! Especially for older pets that have started to get anxious about going outside, having a designated space for your pet to relieve themselves can be beneficial.
However, potty pad training can be challenging for you and your pet.
You might be wondering how to get started with potty pad training. Don’t worry. We got you covered. Check out this short, easy-to-follow guide to help train your pet on potty pads.
Choose a Designated Area
Choosing the right designated area can be the difference between success and failure. When selecting a designated area, it’s essential to consider both the puppy’s and your needs. A quiet, private room is the best choice.
Place the potty pad and surrounding area away from the puppy’s play and sleeping areas, as associating those activities with the potty pad can be counter-productive.
Introduce the Potty Pad
Indoor grass pads provide an ideal surface for your pup to do its business. They are made from natural or synthetic turf. They are designed to give your pet a familiar and comfortable feeling to potty on.
Not only are they easy to clean and keep tidy, but they also help to reduce odors. Additionally, indoor grass pads add a natural element of play to the potty pad experience with their short grass feel and look. You could click for indoor grass here for your dogs.
Use Verbal Cues
Start by rewarding your pet for attempts to use potty pads, even if unsuccessful. Make a consistent sound, such as a clicker, when they use the potty pad and reward them, such as a treat. This teaches them that using the place is a positive experience, and they will be motivated to do it in the future.
Reward Desired Behavior
Rewarding desired behavior will help the puppy learn that there are positive outcomes when they do the desired behavior. You can do this with treats, verbal praise, or even a toy or game. With puppy pad training, rewarding desired behaviors can encourage the puppy to continue using the potty pad area, making the learning process less hassle and more enjoyable for you and the puppy.
Gradually Reduce the Use of Potty Pads
It is important to gradually reduce the use of those pads over time, as it can be complex and confusing for puppies to keep track of which areas are acceptable to go potty in. To reduce the use of the potty training pads, start by only using them in certain locations and times and reduce the area of use until you no longer need them.
When your puppy is successful at eliminating outside, reward them. With time, your pet will become more successful in learning proper potty habits.
Train Your Pup the Easy Way
Potty pad training benefits pet owners who want to keep their house clean and their fur children happy. Hopefully, this guide has given you some helpful tools for introducing your pup to their first potty pad.
So start right, reward your pup for a job well done, and keep training. In no time, your pup will be a potty pad pro!
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