how to train older dog to use puppy pads

how to train older dog to use puppy pads

Using potty pads (also called puppy pads, or pee pads) is one way to help teach your puppy, and also your older dog, where it is appropriate to use the bathroom.

Consistency is key to this training technique, which you can then use to also teach your puppy to eventually potty outside

how to train older dog to use puppy pads

  1. Always schedule enough time to train your dog.
  2. Plan scheduled feedings.
  3. Introduce your dog to the pee pads.
  4. Set a potty area.
  5. Practice the routine.
  6. Reward them when they do a great job.
  7. Never punish your dog for any accidents they might cause.

It will also be very helpful to consider:

Here are some other helpful things to keep in mind when they eliminate on the wrong spot:

  • Engage in some deep cleaning so that the smell of his poop or urine will not draw him back to eliminate in the same spot again. 
  • Use a cleaning product that disinfects and breaks down the smell, rather than those products that just cover up the mess with another odor.
  • Never use ammonia-based cleaning products; these smell like urine to your dog and they’ll end up eliminating on the same area again.

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