|Barked: Thu May 24, '12 12:53am PST |
|I think it's more common than people will admit. i train my dogs for both. I don't have a backyard that they can run in, so we take them every 4-6 hours, but at night, there might be times when they need to use the pads, and it is an acceptable area, rather than them going wherever they please. One place in the house that they know they won't be punished for relieving themselves.
It was a trial and error process. We tried using the dog litter and dog pan we tried to work with them on the astroturf mat thing that we got at the as seen on tv store, but they're only consistent with the pee pads underneath a ratty old welcome mat. anywhere else and they know they've done wrong but tehy avoided the astroturf like the plague and they just looked up at me dejectedly when we were trying to get them to use the dog pans.
But yeah, we've got them trained to pee on pads indoors, though it's not an excuse not to take them outside or on daily walks. I wouldn't be willing to do this with a bigger dog, but seeing as how they're half cat sized, it's really not too much more trouble than cleaning the cat pans daily.
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