How To Train A Dog On A Pee Pad

How To Train A Dog On A Pee Pad


When you bring home a new puppy, it can take several months of hard work to train it. Potty training is the biggest hurdle in housebreaking your dog. Teaching your dog to go on a pee pad will cut down on the mess and provide consistency while you’re training. Even if you plan to teach your dog how to go outside eventually, using pee pads can help make the process easier for both of you.

Establish a routine.

Establishing a routine is one of the most important parts of potty training. Here’s how:

  • Pick a time of day. Start with short sessions, and work your way up to longer ones. If you’re doing a number two on the pad instead, make sure your dog knows what he or she needs to do before placing them on their mat or in their designated spot.
  • Pick a location: Choose somewhere that allows for easy cleanup (like outside) and where your dog won’t be distracted by other activities going on around them (like in front of the TV).
  • Pick a pee pad: You’ll need many pads for each stage—the first being when they’re still getting used to using them; then as they get better at using them; finally after they’re completely potty trained! The good news is that these types aren’t very expensive so enjoy! 🙂 It’s best if these are soft enough so that they feel comfortable while sitting down but still sturdy enough so they don’t collapse under pressure from heavy weight like puppies can put on things sometimes haha!! So choose wisely!! We recommend buying several types at different prices before making any decisions… This way you can find something affordable yet effective for both dogs & cats too 🙂

Take your dog to the pee pad.

  • Take your dog to the pee pad every time it needs to go.
  • Take your dog to the pee pad before going outside.
  • Take your dog to the pee pad after waking up from a nap.
  • Take your dog to the pee pad after eating, drinking or playing.

Reward your dog when it goes on the pad.

When your dog goes on the pee pad, reward it with treats or praise. For example, if your dog potties on its pee pad, you can say “good girl” and give it a treat. This will help reinforce in the dog’s mind that going on the pad is good behavior to repeat in the future.

When rewarding your dog with treats or praise, be consistent with giving them immediately after they go on their pee pads. The best way to do this is by having an alarm set up so that you can quickly respond with rewards as soon as possible after they’ve gone potty in their designated area (e.g., if you have an iPhone then use a timer app). If at first you don’t succeed at this task then try again! 🙂

When rewarding your dogs for doing what they’re supposed to do (i.e., pooping outside), make sure that each time they go potty outside there are no mistakes made such as forgetting about how well behaved their parents could be when we were kids vs now…and if our parents weren’t around when we wanted something from them like money for something important like food because we had none left at home…then maybe those cards wouldn’t have come through while growing up just yet!

Once your dog is used to going on one pee pad in your house, it’s time to introduce more.

Once your dog has mastered the pee pad in one room, it’s time to move on to multiple pads. By moving the pads around and making them hard to locate, you can encourage your dog to seek out the right place to eliminate.

You want to make sure that you don’t increase the number of pads too quickly, because this will cause confusion for both you (since you’ll have more pads) and for your dog (who won’t know which one is being used). I recommend starting with two pee pads: one in a room where there are no other rooms nearby (the kitchen or bathroom), and another outside near their favorite potty spot. Then gradually add more as needed until all areas of the house have a pee pad available for use.

If your dog doesn’t quite get the hang of using pee pads, don’t give up.

If your dog doesn’t quite get the hang of using pee pads, don’t give up. Dogs are smart and will eventually learn. If you’re consistent and patient, you’ll succeed in training your pet to use pee pads instead of his or her kennel.

If you give up on this task, your dog may get confused about why it’s not allowed to go in its kennel anymore if there’s a pad right there that looks like a place where dogs should be able to pee. On the other hand, if you do not give up on this task but continue trying to train him or her how to use the pad instead of their kennel (or wherever else they’re used), then they might just figure out how things work soon enough! And hey: giving up is totally fine if it makes sense for your situation! For example, maybe it’s too much work for now because right now there isn’t any need; maybe things would change later down the road when circumstances change again…in which case it would make more sense then since no time has been wasted yet (and all good).

Potty training might be frustrating at first, but once you establish a routine and stay consistent, you will find that training your dog on pee pads becomes less difficult over time.

It’s important to stay consistent and patient with your dog. If you give up on potty training, it can be more difficult for your dog to learn. Remember that every dog is different and some may take longer than others to learn how to use the pee pad. Punishing your dog if they don’t understand will only make them stressed and confused, which can actually lead to accidents in the house!

Always remain positive during potty training so that your pup knows what they’re doing is right. If they forget one day, don’t make a big deal out of it—it happens! Just keep calm and move on with your routine as usual; this will help prevent frustration for everyone involved (including you!).


So, that’s how you train your dog to use a pee pad! It may seem like an intimidating task at first, but don’t worry: if you follow these steps, you and your pup will be well on your way to success. Be consistent in your training methods, be patient with yourself and your dog (there will inevitably be setbacks), and most of all—have fun! You’re building trust with your pet as you go through this process together—which can only help the bond between you both grow.

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