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    who keeps their dogs on pee pads?

    i have two small poms and i let them pee in the house on a designated pee pad area. i dont have doggy doors. i do take them out to pee when we are on walks.... but they are trained to use pee pads any time they want.

    does anyone else do this or anyone think this is a bad practice?

    also, anyone have solutions for pee pad trays aside from the ones for commercial sale?

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    Re: who keeps their dogs on pee pads?

    Before I give my opinion, let me say, I am fully aware that some people here allow their dogs to pee in the house in a designated area. To each, his own, right? Everyone can do what works for them. Some people do this because they might have health problems and can't take the dog outside as often as necessary, and for some, it's just personal preference.

    I have three dachshunds, two are minis and one is a dachshund mix. They are not allowed to pee in the house. If we have to be gone an extended time, more than our normal workday, we make arrangments for someone to let them out.

    When my first dog was a puppy we DID use puppy pads because we were in an apartment, and the only outdoor space that was appropriate for a potty area was quite far, too far for a 9 week old puppy to make it.
    HOWEVER, our puppy decided that it was ok to pee on anything remotely pad-like: door mats, throw rugs, bath mats, the occasional sweatshirt or towel my husband left on the floor.

    So, we transitioned to only going outside, and haven't looked back.

    Frankly, my opinion is, I don't want to clean up pee/poop in the house. I scoop poop on walks and when we take them out to potty in the yard. But, I don't want to deal with poop and pee in the house.

    I have heard people here have success with using a litter box for their dogs that are allowed to pee/poop in the house. I think they use pellets or shavings, etc.

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    Re: who keeps their dogs on pee pads?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshik View Post
    i have two small poms and i let them pee in the house on a designated pee pad area. i dont have doggy doors. i do take them out to pee when we are on walks.... but they are trained to use pee pads any time they want.

    does anyone else do this or anyone think this is a bad practice?

    also, anyone have solutions for pee pad trays aside from the ones for commercial sale?
    We had pee pads in one corner when we lived on the 3rd floor with our Bernese Mt dog puppy-- being so big and he wouldnt have great aim, so we put 4 down to make a bigger "target" and put them on newspapers on a cardboard "lid" (think upside down shoebox lid, but bigger)-- that really saved our floors-- those little plastic pee pad holders are like rediciously expensive and too tiny anyway for us-- you get them off the tops of big boxes (go to Sams or Walmart or Costco, they are often used in chip displays, they have a nice little rim of a couple of inches... and when they get soiled, just toss em in the recycle and get another- for Poms you dont have to get as big a "lid" maybe OfficeMax would have something in the back)...

    Also we have since moved to 2 acres in the country, he comes and goes indoors and out-- he does not have confusion where to use the bathroom, he is perfectly housetrained (no pee pads anymore)....

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    Re: who keeps their dogs on pee pads?

    I tried pee pad training my dog when I first got him since I'm gone for 8 hours at a time sometimes, and that is a long time for a dog to hold it (I have a pomchi).

    Unfortunately I was not successful lol! He goes out 4 times a day >_<

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