House-training a new puppy can be a daunting task as many young dogs have numerous accidents. Many people prefer to use puppy pads as a house-training method to help avoid in-door accidents. Puppy pads are one of the more popular ways of house-training a puppy as the dog is naturally attracted to the pads.
What are Puppy Pads?
Puppy pads are thick sheets of absorbent material that is placed on the floor of your home for the dog to use when it needs to urinate. The puppy pads can usually a handle a hefty one time use before it needs to be replaced. You can purchase disposable puppy pads in most pet stores as well as the pet section of Wal-Mart. Puppy pads usually come in a large package of box of 30 to 100 disposable pads.
Benefits of Puppy Pads
There are many benefits to using puppy pads as a method of house-training your new pet. Other methods of house-training such as newspaper or kitty litter can be messy. Puppy pads soak up the urine quickly so that it can be thrown into the trash easily without a mess. Puppy pads also contain an odor eliminator to get rid of the smell of a wet puppy pad. A package of puppy pads can usually last quite a long time, depending on how much your puppy drinks. You can purchase a package of 30 puppy pads at Wal-Mart for about $9.
How to Use Puppy Pads
Puppy pads are very simple to use but they should not be your main resort to hour-training your puppy. During the day when you are home, you will still need to bring your puppy outdoors to urinate. Puppy pads should only be used when you are not home or at night while you?'re asleep. Having puppy pads in a specific area of the home will allow the puppy to urinate mess-free when they are not able to go outdoors.
So you approached crate training with patience and persistence and it is still not working for you and your dog. Crate training is not for everyone and is definitely not for every dog. This does not mean that you have a "bad dog" or that there is something wrong with your dog.