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How to Properly Use Puppy Pads

Puppies are some of the cutest and funniest little creatures you will ever be around. They can also make a mess, too. That is why it is important to teach them how to potty outside as soon as possible. One of the best ways to do that is to use puppy pads. Here are a few tips to help make your training go as smoothly as possible.

Let Your Puppy Help You Pick Them Out

Many pet supply stores let you bring your animal with you. Why not take Rover and let him sniff around the different options there in the store? Then, when you bring the pads home and set them on the floor, he/she will already be familiar with them.

A Steady Routine Is Key

As with any other type of training, establishing and sticking to a consistent routine is critical to making it successful. If you only enforce the potty rules every 2 or 3 times, your little canine will get confused and have difficulty understanding what it is that you want from them.

Be Ready for Potty Time

As a pet parent, it is your job to recognize what your puppy’s routine is. After a while, you should have a pretty good idea of when they go potty. If you feed them at the same time everyday (which you should) then it is most likely they need to visit nature around the same time as well.

Always Reward a Good Job

Nothing makes a dog happier that receiving praise from its owner. Make sure to heap the petting on them when they go potty the way you are teaching them to. Do this first on the pad and then later, outside. Giving them their favorite treat is a good idea as well.

Potty training is a tricky thing. Sometimes it goes very smoothly, other times it can take awhile before your puppy really gets it. If you have tried all of these suggestions and are still having trouble, or if you have already conquered this chore and want to get started on the next level of obedience, the folks at Dog Training Now Charleston are always ready to help. Contact us today to learn about our many training services.

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