Michael Baugh, CPDT-KA, CDBC
Great questions! Potty training a puppy is a pretty straight forward process, regardless of where you want the puppy to “go.” Most dogs seek out absorbent surfaces, like grass. Unfortunately some seek out carpet as well. The potty pads are absorbent too, which is good news. I can tell you, they are most effective if used in an area with hard flooring. Don’t put them in a carpeted area. If you want to train your dog to use the potty pads some or most of the time in your apartment, then lead her to the pad right after letting her out of her crate. As soon as she’s done doing her business, praise and treat her. Repeat this process often and she will learn the pad is the preferred indoor potty area.
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