How can I potty train my puppy using puppy pads?

Our puppy pees and poos everywhere in the house except for the puppy pads we just bought and when he pees or poos my boyfriend rubs his nose in it and spanks him with a rolled up newspaper, then puts him on his puppy pad and tells him that’s where he’s supposed to go. It’s hard for us to try and house break him to where he is going outside because we live on a main st. and to get outside you have to walk down 21steps and I doubt we can get him to walk down 21 steps to scratch on the door and even if he did our place is so big we wouldn’t hear him, we hardly know when he is peeing or pooping until after the fact and my boyfriend put some poo on the puppy pad so he knows where to go but the other day after he got in trouble for pooing and got put on his pad he ate the poo that was on there. Why did he do that?!! Can anyone please help us train our puppy to just pee and poo on his puppy pads?!! Thank you!

I use puppy pads because we live in an apartment and we have a mini dachshund (hard as HELL to train). Mind you it might take a while but everytime your pup goes somewhere he wasn’t suppose to, firmly say no (be assertive) and place him on the puppy pad. Do not hit the dog or rub its nose in the &quot:area&quot:. Hitting him can turn him violent and scared of you (therefore he wont EVER truley listen to you in training), also rubbing there nose in their own freces is unhealthy and can start a worst habbit of eating there own sh*t. So unless you want poopy puppy breath, take my advise. You need to be paitent, also realize that puppys can’t hold there blatter and such as well as adult dogs.

Oh yeah, one more thing, once your pup starts to use the pad (even once) praise him so he knows he did right. Even if you missed him in action and you find later that he used the pad. Take him over to the pad, show him what he did and praise him for going in that area. Never change where you leave the pads, it will lead to so much confussion.

Okay… First, don’t rub his nose in it, and dont hit him. This will only cause the puppy to do it more, and hide.
Watch him carefully and look for signs if he is ready to go or not. Follow these instructions to help your puppy with the pads.

The Pad Method is meant as a way to easily allow your dog to relieve themselves in situations when it’s not easy for you to always let them out. Such as if you live in an apartment that’s high off the ground or if your dog will be more of an inside dog.The first thing you will need to do is to find an empty room not currently in use (or an area where you may enclose off so when you place your puppy in there, they will not be able to simply walk away).

Next, cover the entire floor area with newspaper.

After feeding your puppy, immediately place them in the designated area for your dog. Keep an eye on them (so they don’t simply tear up the newspaper and eat it). Once they relieve themselves, replace all the newspapers and leave only the one that had been relieved on. Take that one and place it on a new puppy pad. Leave the puppy pad on top of the clean newspapers and repeat these steps the next time you have fed your puppy, or after some time of romping around, or after they’ve woken up from a nap.

In time, your puppy will sniff out the area where they had last relieved themselves and go again in the same spot/area. You must remember to always praise them for going in the correct area and be sure to be strict when they potty incorrectly.Once your puppy has gone on the puppy pad, you will no longer need the soiled newspaper. However, for atleast three days, keep the entire area newspapered. In time, you may begin to use less and less newspapers to cover the area until your puppy is so well trained, they will go only on the puppy pad!

The dog won’t know why you are spanking him for after the fact. There is no point lol. He probably think you are crazy. You have to keep an eye on the puppy AT ALL TIMES to potty train him successfully. I mean, DON’T EVEN TAKE YOUR EYES OFF OF HIM. When you see he’s about to go say NO! and quickly take him outside. Forget the pads, they are a waste. Don’t be lazy, take him OUTSIDE.

I also live on a main street and have to take an elevator 10 floors down every time my puppy has to go potty, and that’s every 45 minutes-1 hour after I get home from work.

You are supposed to pick up the poop and not leave it there lol. You probably don’t have to carry him, just put him on the leash and let him go slowly down the stairs. It’s 21 stairs right? Not 21 floors?

Crate training style litter box training is probably one of the most effective way to litter box train a dog.
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Traditional crate training involves putting a dog in a kennel when you cannot watch it. The concept is fairly simple to which no animal will soil the area to which it eats and sleeps.

The crate style method for litter box training is similar, except eventually, the dog will have more freedom, even while you’re away from the house.

Before you start crate style training, you should already have the dog comfortable with the litter box. The dog should also know that he is expected to use &quot:his area&quot: for the bathroom.

When litter box training using this methos, you aren’t using an actual crate but a small &quot:crate area.&quot: You can create an area that has just enough room for the dog, his bed, food/water bowl, and litter box. The basic concepts of the size of the crate still applies, to which the dog must have just enough room to sit, lay down, stand, and turn around, except there must also be enough room for the litter box.

The cage should be sturdy, as should the crated area, if you chose not to use a crate. In the later case, choose a material that the dog cannot jump over or hurt himself trying to escape from. A dog gate works well.

If using a puppy pen or cage, be sure to fill any open space with some other safe material that will prevent the dog from using open space in the pen or cage as a bathroom area.

Once you have constructed your &quot:crate area&quot:, place the dog in this &quot:crate&quot: at typical bathroom times. The dog should stay in this crate area until he uses the bathroom.

Try to be nearby so you can catch the dog in the act and praise him right after he uses the box.

The crate area should also be the where the dog stays when you leave the house or cannot watch him.

When you are with the dog in the house, the crate area should be left open, and part of his &quot:direct path&quot: to his bathroom area.

If the dog uses the bed as his bathroom spot, wash the bed and sprinkle food and treats on the bedding. Because the dog will not use it as his bathroom area if there is food on it.

The crate training routine should continue until you see the dog use the litter box on his own.

You should try stay in the room with the dog at times when you know he needs to go.

By leaving the crate area, it will encourage him to use the litter box, repeating with the cue frequently, and praise him whenever he uses the box.

Soon, you’ll be walk with the dog into the room, use the cue, and the dog will go to the litter box to do his business.

Using a puppy pad outside of a crate for potty training is flat wrong. Now if you are on a limited supply of general cleaning supplies, a puppy pad comes in handy for soaking the urine up quickly off of the carpet as well as in the crate to help keep it clean. This is just the way I have used them, something that is easy to grab in a pinch, can be tossed, and in the crate ONLY.

Hi, I understand that you are looking for some advice or resources to help fully train your dog or fix behavior problems. If a professional dog trainer is not an option at this time, or if you want to trt training your dog on your own (a great way to bond), I’d suggest you https://bitly.im/aLXkA

A friend recommened it to me a few years ago, and I was amazed how quickly it worked, which is why I recommend it to others. The dog training academy also has as an excellent home training course.

You may have to trai to go indoors but you don’t say how big dog is…. you may also want to consider hiring a mommy’s helper as your progress in pregnancy – congrats BTW.

Your puppyp should be able to go up adn down 21 steps adn if dr. okay it – wellit might be good excercise otherwise someone willhave to be diligent in helping you train the dog.

I have a blog take what is appropriate and see if it ehlps… the article is in the archive now so scroll down and check archive… I am still tweaking site so sorry it isn’t really set up convenient like.

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I have a blog on housebreaking and a store that sells stuff to help with housebreaking as well as books dealing with the subject. the store also has a book on housebreaking husbands or was it boyfriends? LOL check it out you might be able to buy locally.

I just wanted to add somethign so don’t give me BA I dont’ need it …

check out the blog and if any of the tips help you please post back your experiences.

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you should calculate when the puppy pee and poo and just carry the puppy outside during those times. and physical abuse is very bad just say no or bad dog. there is also this spray that tells the dogs to pee on or poo you can buy it at petco.

Puppy pads don’t work they just make your dog think its okay to pee and poo inside as long as he does it on something and not directly on the floor. You shouldn’t have gotten a dog if you weren’t willing to walk down 21 steps to let him outside. Don’t act like being 36 weeks pregnant makes you 200lbs heavier and unable to move by yourself. I feel sorry for your dog.

there are a few ways… one is when they go to the bathroom in your house, pick it up and put it on the pad. then set your dog on the pad. Atleast thats why i did. I got pads and a puppy pad holder from this site


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