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Instead of having newspaper all around the kitchen i brought those puppy pads.I only brought them 2 days ago and ive 11 left.(30 in a pack)I think they are great, has anybody else tryed them?
And when do they grow out of them lol
 
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I would personally prefer to go and train outside straight away, but their fine if you want to do it gradual. :)
 

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Have you got somewhere that pup can toilet outside? If so, I'd ditch the pads and commit to frequent, freezing trips outside - less confusing for the pup than being allowed to toilet inside and outside.
 

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Outside front garden? regularly?
Every time pup has eaten, played, woken up and every hour or so when awake was what I did - plus didn't let him out of my sight so I could watch for signs (if he had to be, he was crated). I also set my alarm to get up at night, but it wasn't necessary after the first week or so - I realised I was waking him up!!
 
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If you have access to an outside area then take the wee mite out when he wakes up, after eating, when he's been playing and often inbetween.
 

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Every time pup has eaten, played, woken up and every hour or so when awake was what I did - plus didn't let him out of my sight so I could watch for signs (if he had to be, he was crated). I also set my alarm to get up at night, but it wasn't necessary after the first week or so - I realised I was waking him up!!
Good idea never thought of that.I thought they werent allowed outside until had all injections.
 

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Good idea never thought of that.I thought they werent allowed outside until had all injections.
As long as unvaccinated dogs or foxes don't use the space it's fine.
 

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If it is an enclosed garden where no other dogs toilet then the risk is minimal. You have to train outside toiletting - they don't automatically grow into it - so it is best to start ASAP and avoid inside toiletting as much as possible.

And they can definitely go out in your arms for socialisation!
 

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Hi there.

I used them with alfie as he couldn't go out until he had his jab as he caught a bug and we live in a very large wildlife area.

I really thought they worked well, alfie got really good on them and we went through a few packets until he was allowed into the garden. The store keeper even said he must be good as you keep coming back for more!!!

When it was time to go in the garden I took him out and waited for him to go and then said well done and treat and then when he was going to run on the pad at ny time id pick him up and put him out, he learnt in a week and no more pads or accidents indoors.

I'd do it right now as the fireworks may scare him too, never hurt alfie going on them, and your pup is a border right? pretty quick on the uptake.
 

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Hi there.

I used them with alfie as he couldn't go out until he had his jab as he caught a bug and we live in a very large wildlife area.

I really thought they worked well, alfie got really good on them and we went through a few packets until he was allowed into the garden. The store keeper even said he must be good as you keep coming back for more!!!

When it was time to go in the garden I took him out and waited for him to go and then said well done and treat and then when he was going to run on the pad at ny time id pick him up and put him out, he learnt in a week and no more pads or accidents indoors.

I'd do it right now as the fireworks may scare him too, never hurt alfie going on them, and your pup is a border right? pretty quick on the uptake.
For the past 2 days when jake was going on the pad i picked him up and placed him on the front garden(back garden covered in sheets:D ready for do up after xmas) he ran in yesterday and wee'd on the pad.Today i did it again and it worked couldnt believe my eyes, its just keeping up with it now.So like the other members have said, after its meals and play times, night times i will be doing it.He has also been crying at the front door to go out, so that looks positive.
Thanks for all the replys they have helped.:D
 
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