How to Train an Older Dog to Use a Pee Pad: The Bad and the Ugly – |
Someone recently contacted me and asked me how to train an older dog to use a pee pad. Well, that was an interesting conversation. Look. Potty pads have their uses. If you live in an apartment complex and you don't have access to a yard where you can take your dog every time it needs to go potty, then pee pads are essentials. Here's the thing, though – I don't like potty pads. In fact, for most situations, I think they make it harder to potty train dogs and not nearly as effective as our go to potty training strategy. However, if you have recently moved and found yourself in a situation where your adult dog needs to get adjusted to using pee pads, potty pads, or puppy pads, then we have a guide for you right below. First, though, here's a quick little warning: It's true – I've said it, I've written about it, and I HATE potty pads! Here's Why: 1) You Give Up Most people go to the store and buy potty pads and think they are some kind of miracle. Place the potty pads in designated