How to Train Your Dog to Use a Puppy Pad

How to Train Your Dog to Use a Puppy Pad

How to Train Your Dog to Use a Puppy Pad

Struggling to get your dog or puppy to go to the bathroom outside? Then here is a quick guide to walk you through how to housebreak your dog using puppy pads. You can follow along using the step-by-step instructions or watch the video down at the bottom. We will be using the Paw Inspired® Washable Dog Pads. These washable pads are super absorbent and leakproof. They are also reusable, helping you save money over using disposable pads.

Set up a pad someplace that is in an area away from your dog’s food or bed.


Place your dog on the pad and give them a chance to smell and get familiar with the pad.


Keep an eye on your dog, and when you see signs they need to relieve themselves, guide them to the pad.



When your dog does use the pad, make sure to use a phrase like “go potty” so your dog has a command they can associate with the action.



Immediately after the dog eliminates, provide them with treats and praise.



If your dog relieves themselves somewhere else other than the pad, bring them back to the pad and reinforce this is where they need to "go potty." As your dog becomes more comfortable using the pad you can gradually move the pad closer to the door, eventually leading them outside to complete the housebreaking process.




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