in the ground and watch the non-toxic pheromones attract your puppy
to pee in the designated area.
sounds so reasonable, but I never had any luck with it and it smells
awful. Victoria Stilwell's on It's Me or the Dog often
uses one so there are those who like them.
did better taking my puppy to the same area each time I took her
out. If you want to create the same effect as the post, get your
puppy to pee on some wooden item which retains odor (slip under
him as soon as he starts to pee) and then put it out in your yard
in the area you want him to use.
can have one on the indoors and one on the outdoors so your puppy
can let you know when he has to come in or go out.
good luck with the bells. The act of grabbing something in her mouth
is instinctive to a puppy and she enjoyed the ringing sound. Simply
say 'Outside' and ring the bells each time you take your puppy outside
for potty time.
paw operated chime may take a little longer to train. That's not
a normal movement for a puppy so the cause/effect may take awhile
for him to get it.
puppies may be scared by the noise either of these make but with
encouragement, they will get used to it.
nothing wrong with either of these products. It's simply a matter
of how relentless you will be in using it and how willing your puppy
is to keep using it.
is the brand I use, and they're among the cheapest. They're also
available at Walmart.
pads better than newspaper because the pads don't leave ink residue
on the floor or my dog.
are easily portable so once you've trained your dog to use them,
they can be packed and used anywhere. Clean up is a breeze since
you merely wrap it up and throw it away.
cons to using pads are 1) regardless of what the packages say, they
pad will smell if a soiled one is left on the floor for any length
of time and 2) puppies love to shred them.
though my dog is housetrained, I leave a pad out in a discrete place
if she's going to be home alone for a length of time so she doesn't
have to hold it more than six hours. I think it's best to teach
a dog to go outside and/or use a puppy pad.
I would not waste my money on puppy pad holders. If the pad you're
using isn't keeping waste off your floor, try a different brand.
The benefit of a pad is that there's no cleaning; it's used and
thrown away so why add to your effort by getting a tray you have
the OUT! brand but other people prefer different brands. You can
read reviews here: Puppy
trays for dogs are quite popular and deservedly so. Puppies can
be trained to use them and most small dogs do well with them PROVIDED
you regularly clean the litter box. Ironically, most dogs do not
like to soil an already soiled and smelly area.
means scooping out and replacing soiled litter box matter and washing
the litter tray itself once a week. Use a scoop
like cat owners do (metal ones last and clean up better than plastic
pros of the litter box is that you can avoid the smells inherent
in puppy pads. The expensiveSecondNature
is more absorbent with better odor control than cheaper brands.
you are rigorous in scooping every day and cleaning weekly, a cheaper
solution is wood
pellets used in stoves. They will smell - very, very
bad - if you don't clean regularly however. Remember, they weren't
designed for litter boxes.
also the problem that many dogs will eat the litter in the tray.
The SecondNature is not harmful to them, but I would not let my
dog eat the cheaper wood pellets.
con is that litter trays aren't easily portable. You can take one
with you if you're traveling to Grandma's house by car rather than
plane, but she may not like the idea of having a dog defecate in
her house even if it's in a litter tray.
may have seen these types of pet potty on TV commercials or in magazines.
The American Kennel Club also offers a similar system. My comments
are not directed at any one brand but apply to the technique.
indoor patch is supposed to reinforce the idea that your puppy uses
a green patch for potty when he's outside. The belief is that your
puppy will mistake acrylic grass for real grass when he has to relieve
himself. (Hope you don't have zeroscapping or brown parched yards.)
I don't understand the popularity of these. At the end of the day,
you literally have a pan of dog urine to CAREFULLY dispose of, and
if you have feces, ugh. Don't kid yourself that it won't smell if
it stands out all day. You'll also have to clean the unit weekly
(use an enzyme cleaner) to avoid lingering odors.
you can tell, I don't like these. If, for whatever reason, your
dog has to potty indoors and he won't use pads or litter trays,
then it's worth trying.