(Closed) Need Advice- Doggy Pee Pads

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kjpugs: If you have 3 dogs you’ll have to train all three to use them, and I think 3 dogs could make things smell. I would try keeping a closer eye on him and bringing him out more often…

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Well, when my dog was a puppy we trained her to go on a patch of fake grass (called a pet loo) that was out on our porch (we live on the 3rd floor…and the middle of the night pees were getting crazy going outside all the time).  So when she has to pee, she goes to the porch and paws at the door.  She’s 2 now.

When I can, I take her outside.  When I can’t (dark, not dressed) etc. and I don’t think she can hold it, I put the pee pads on the porch.  She goes on them.

I think you could train your dog to go on pee pads.  You might have to collect some of her pee somehow and then put it on the pads to get her used to it first.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Navy_Wife:  They are disposable.  Once they are peed on they absorb the pee (kind of like a maxi pad) and then you throw them away. I don’t find them to be bad!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@kjpugs: Have you tried restricting them to a room without carpets?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We trained out 9 year old dog to go one them. He even squats like a girl to make sure he hits it. He’s so polite!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would definetly give him something to pee on. He probably really doesn’t want to be going in the house, but can’t hold it anymore, so I think making him comfortable about using a pad is the best bet. I’m sure he’ll take to it quickly..he likely hates peeing in the house as much as you do. 

 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

doggie depends?

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Honestly, I find the doggie pee pads to be counter-productive.  You’re bascially teaching your dogs that it is okay to pee in the house instead of outside.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

This happened to my FSIL’s dog when he got old. She bought him doggy diapers, or a cheaper way, she bought normal human diapers and just cut a hole in it for his tail.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Mrs.KMM: I agree with this completely when it comes to puppies, but as it is an older dog with a bladder control issue, no amount of training is going to fix the problem.

Of course, the best option is to go home and walk him, but she already stated she can’t do that. And as he gets even older, the amount of time he is going to be able to hold it will be less and less. Her only real options are to pad train or put a diaper on the poor thing. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wouldn’t use pee pads, I would use either a doggie litter box or one of those trays with the fake grass, (it collects the pee in a tray under the “grass” and can then be emptied).  Both options are a bit more sanitary than pee pads, and probably less wasteful.  And both would probably work better than a pee pad at collecting urine should he use it more than once or if the other dogs used it as well.

Also, you can restrict his access to water like you would with a puppy, so he is less likely to need to go while you’re gone, but that means you would have to restrict water for all of your dogs.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you dont want to collect his pee they make something call “wee-wee” that you can put on the pad and it gives it the smell. Just be careful, we did this when my dogs were puppies to train them, and even now when there is a typhoon or something and they cant go outside- my dogs sometimes go up to it, smell it, then potty because they THINK that they are on it. Very frustrating because they are trying to be good but I still have to clean up a mess! Thank God we have tile floors!

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