Are puppy training pads good or bad? Are they worth the money? Are there alternatives to house training your puppy. These are the questions discussed here.
The good things about puppy training pads:
The bad things about puppy training pads:
So where does that take us?
Well, the undoubted best way to house train your puppy is to get ready for them and set up a routine that means that they never actually get to toilet in the house. Using puppy training pads or newspaper introduces a further step in your house training. So first you train to use the pads and then you need to train off the pads. Why have an extra step when it's not necessary?
Are there times when puppy training pads are a good thing?
Yes, undoubtedly. If you live in a flat for instance, then it may be more difficult to get your puppy outside quickly enough. Certainly when puppies are very young they do not have control over their bladders, and they do need to go to the toilet much more often. So yes, it's certainly better to use puppy pads rather than have them toileting on the carpet.
For more detailed help and how to use puppy pads and other methods of house training, please see our puppy house training tips
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