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Old 11-16-2012, 11:19 PM
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so Miya will use her pee pad when we put her in the kitchen when we aren't home...but when we are home she won't use it??

She'll use it when we're home IF it's in the kitchen. we're still working on that..

Now, I move it out of the kitchen to the living room when we are home, just cuz we have a small kitchen and it's in the way. I move it to a private area beside the couch where it's dark. That is her pee spot when she has accidents, so I just put her pad there.

Could me moving it be confusing her? I don't want to keep the pee pad in the kitchen when we're home, but it works well when we're not home...

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Old 11-16-2012, 11:50 PM
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I think it depends on if she is stop trained or pad trained. If she was spot trained before this move could have really thrown her off because its almost like relearning how to be potty trained. When Chloe was a baby and we locked her in the kitchen, we would move her pad when we got home because it was in the way. She did ok with it. But what we did was move it to the dining room right next to the kitchen. So it was a smaller transition. Would that be possible? We also constantly left a pad in the living room. She did ok with it. I would leave one in each room if possible for a little bit until she's more trustworthy. And I would try to move the kitchen one daily, but try to not move it as far away.


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Old 11-17-2012, 01:02 AM
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I did that when she was a puppy and got on here asking questions and people were saying I was giving her too many options by having pee pads in each room...? hmmmmf. She's a very private little chihuahua, so she likes to go where no one can see her. The kitchen is blocked off so she likes there, and the only other spot is in a corner behind the couch, which is where she was going when she was having accidents.

I did actually try your idea of moving it closer to the kitchen so it was a smaller transition and that's when she wasn't going on it at all, so that didn't work. I'm so lost lol
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:55 AM
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Hey Tiffany! Good to see ya. The best advice I could give you would be to put 2 or 3 pee pads side by side, in a permanent location in your home. This might mean rearranging some furniture or being creative with keeping it distinctly separated. Also, putting a separate type of liner under it (or newspaper) that sticks out a few inches on each edge gives more texture contrast to help reinforce the boundary. Eventually, once she catches on and is reliable about using the right area, you can fold a pad in half, so it's a smaller area, etc. until there's just one. Hope this helps and good luck!! =D
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Wish I could help , but were are having the same problem with Ike. Sometimes he will stand right in from of me and pee, then look up at me for a treat. Other times he goes to his pad.
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Yeah maybe every dog is different. Chloe has always had two pads that are in trays. One is in the living room and one is in the bedroom. (It used to be in the kitchen back when she didn't have free reign of the apartment.) Personally, I think this has help contribute to her actually being pad trained and not spot trained. Who knows though. I also think a tray has been wonderful. But that might throw Miya off even more to introduce something new.


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I actually do use trays. I was using the ugodog system, but switched last summer. She seems to like them, better than the ugodog atleast. Yea it's so strange. I mean, when we're not home, she and her pee pad are in the kitchen, she uses it everytime! But first thing in the morning, I actually have to put her pad in the kitchen and she will go. If I leave it in the corner, behind the couch, she holds it until we go outside or whatnot. She's doing better with pottying inside so that's good, now we just gotta get her to use the pad when it's in the corner. We also have one upstairs in our bedroom, but she won't use that one. She just holds it all night
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