Let’s be honest — is there anything more amazing and singularly gratifying than becoming the owner of a new puppy? It’s (probably) a scientific fact that puppies are made out of joy and rainbows, and there’s really nothing quite like having a cute little canine friend in your life.
But any puppy or dog owner would be quick to point out that owning a dog isn’t a completely painless experience. There can be certain drawbacks and one of the biggest (and smelliest) ones is their urinary habits.
Some dogs are easily potty trained, and some aren’t, but regardless of that, pee is always unpleasant. Much research has been done to alleviate the pain points of owning a new puppy, and one of the biggest innovations in the world of dogdom is the puppy pee pad.
At New Puppy Pads, disposable and washable pee pads happen to be our specialty. Let’s take a comprehensive look at these potty pads so you can know whether or not they’re right for you.
Puppy Pads, in a nutshell, are special pads that are created with the purpose to absorb dog pee. More specifically, they’re designed to entice the dog to pee on them specifically, instead of anywhere else in your home.
There are many reasons why you might want to direct where a dog pees. Pet urine, after all, is notoriously difficult to remove from carpet, and even if it’s easy to clean up from hardwood, most people like to have as little pee in their house as possible — imagine that.
By using disposable or washable pee pads, one can have some degree of control over their dog’s urinary habits. This is useful in many situations — it helps to prevent the dog from peeing in undesirable spots, and it can also be an incredible tool in helping them to eventually be completely potty trained for the outdoors.
At New Puppy Pads, there are a few different types of dog training pads that we offer:
The big question that we often get asked about dog training pads is, “how do they work?” Or, in other words, “why should I buy these instead of just putting a newspaper on the floor?”
The answer is that there is a combination of different factors which make puppy pee pads an attractive choice as your dog’s designated urination station.
Think to yourself — would you just pee anywhere? If humans didn’t care for comfort or surroundings while they do their business, we wouldn’t have fancy little toilets, locked doors, stalls, or plumbing. But we do, and so do dogs, so it’s only logical that they’re peculiar about where they do and don’t pee.
Puppy pads are designed with materials that are enticing to a dog. It’s not possible to know exactly what goes through the mind of canines, but through trial and error, certain conclusions can be made, and for the most part, dogs and puppies take well to the vinyl and polymer materials that our potty pads are made out of.
We’ve done research to ensure that our materials are dog-friendly, and though there will never be one material that’s 100 percent attractive or unappealing to dogs, we’ve found that most of them enjoy using our pads, whether they’re washable or disposable.
It’s no secret that the nose is the “secret weapon” of dogs, being more powerful than our own by several orders of magnitude. The sensitivity and power of a dog’s nose is truly dizzying, so it’s a no-brainer to take advantage of that when creating training tools such as puppy pee pads.
Our puppy pads have special attractants in them, made from a unique combination of scents to form a “secret sauce” which makes are puppy pads so effective. While the scent of the puppy pads will be wasted on the feeble human nose, dogs will be singing a much different tune when they get a whiff of these pads.
So, that brings us to the big question — what can puppy pads be used for? While provided a brief summary above, let’s dive a little deeper into just how you can use dog training pads to your advantage.
Potty training is probably the most widespread reason why people invest in puppy pee pads, and we can’t blame ‘em — as cute and lovely as dogs are, it can be a truly frustrating experience when they just can’t control their bladder. If you want to correct this problem, or get them trained before it becomes a problem, puppy pee pads are arguably your best choice.
How to Potty Train Your Dog With Pee Pads:
Get Them Used to Peeing on the Pad: The first step is getting your dog used to peeing on the pad in general. For some dogs, it’s like a cat to a litter box — they see and smell the pad, and they just know they’re destined to pee on it. For others, however, it’s more of a struggle. You might have to resort to little tricks (which we’ll cover below) to get them used to the pad, but once they do, it’s a major victory — it means your dog is conditioned to pee in a certain spot, instead of wherever he wants.
Weaning Them Off the Pad: After you’ve gotten your pup used to peeing on the potty pads, it’s time to harness this habit, and direct it towards a more productive end — peeing outside. By slowly moving the pad closer and closer to the door after a period of a few weeks, you can eventually move it outside until you’ve reached the lawn. If you apply the right type of positive encouragement and reward, eventually you’ll be able to remove the pad entirely, and presto! You’ll have a potty trained pupper.
Our pee pads are primarily used for training, but that’s not their only use. Some dogs have urinary problems, or are in circumstances where normal potty training isn’t viable. Here are some situations where you might consider investing in washable puppy pads for long-term use:
As puppy pad retailers, it would be irresponsible of us not to inform our potential customers about the drawbacks of puppy pads. In reality, there aren’t many, but there are a few things you should be aware of before you purchase, so they don’t end up taking you by surprise.
We hope this page has done a pretty good job of elucidating just how useful and versatile puppy pee pads can be. At New Puppy Pads, we are devoted to helping dog owners everywhere to have a positive experience with their puppies and to raise them right.
We love hearing the positive feedback from our customers because we know that, with puppy pee pads, things are just better for both dog and owner.
Do you want your own set of potty pee pads? Browse our online store today! We have an amazing variety of disposable and washable puppy pads, and we know you’ll find a set of pads that are perfect for you and your puppy. Got any questions? Contact us today!