A friend of mine has an 8 month old min pin who she decided to train to eliminate on potty pads rather than oudoors. The dog took well to this for the most part but occasionally goes on clothing or other things if they are left on the floor. Keeping things picked up off the floor prevents this problem but I can see where the dog might get confused.
I wondered if it would have helped if the potty pad might have been scented with a unique scent. A scent which might help differentiate the potty pad from other soft surfaces. I saw special phermone treated "potty posts" designed for outdoor use. For the purpose of training a dog to go in a specific area. This is what got me thinking. I did some searching but didn't find any phermone treated sprays that might encourage a dog to eliminate. Still, I would be curious to see if applying a certain scent to potty pads might make a difference to the dogs that use them.
Any thoughts on this?