Puppy pads are a popular training tool for housebreaking a new pet. They offer an interesting alternative to the traditional training, and give the pet owner a specific method to follow. As with any type of training for a pet, success is hugely based on the owner's ability to remain consistent and positive throughout the training process.
The use of any type of puppy training pad allows you to direct your dog to a specific area to relieve itself. This is not to suggest that they are to be used like a litter box is used for a cat. Instead, the goal is to slowly move the designated area, meaning the pad, towards the door that leads to where your pup will eventually use when nature calls. This allows you to slowly transition your dog to the process of eliminating outdoors.
Puppy training pads come in several varieties. Some are scientifically treated with an aroma designed to attract puppies. Some are treated specifically with odor reducing ingredients for the obvious reasons. If it is important for you to find a 'greener' solution, you may want to consider a washable style. These allow you to reuse the product over and over. Decide which variety you would like to use, and then prepare to begin the training process.
If you are using the scented puppy housebreaking pads, your pet will naturally be attracted to the designated location. Many are even designed to encourage marking which in turn can lead
Whichever style you decide, the ultimate goal is for your pup to be accident free as quickly as possible. The benefits of successful training are obvious for everyone involved. The proper use of puppy training pads can directly lead you to a successful housebreaking experience.