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I went to a car store, and bought an oil changing tray. Same principle. Works just fine. I use washable pads, but this tray works.
Love this idea, Sue! I have really been wanting to change to washable pads for the environmental aspect and the expense, but I didn't like the idea that when they peed it would bleed through to the floor underneath. Even though it is ceramic and can be mopped--just didn't like it. Thanks for sharing! I am going to give this some serious thought. Not sure how Lulu and Gidget will do if I change the "thing" they are used to using. We'll see!
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Neither of mine would go near a pad if it was on a typical pad tray you can find in the various pet stores or online. I tried the one with a frame to hold the pad in place, and also one I found with 3 sides to contain the pad. I don't know if it was because they weren't sturdy enough, or jiggled when they stepped on them or made some slight noise, but whatever it was they hated them.

What I finally used and it worked like a charm was the big tray with a lip that you can buy at Home Depot or Lowes that goes under a washing machine. It sits flat on the floor, has a slight lip to contain the pad so it doesn't slip everywhere, and that same lip prevents Jazz from peeing half on and half of the pad. For some reason, she seems to think that if a couple of her feet are on the pad, it's all good and she can pee! She doesn't do it all the time, but just sometimes, I guess when she's in a hurry, she'll get two of her feet ..... front, side or back feet, it doesn't seem to matter .... on the pad and think she's doing a good thing The lip on the tray I mentioned prevents that. It's just high enough that she doesn't want to straddle that lip. She has to get all the way in.

It might work for you.

Thanks for the advice!!

I have been noticing the same thing with Vida now she won't go near the pad with the tray liners. and she has been missing the mark and also does the "um I have at LEAST one paw on the pad so I'm good" attitude... Also she even poo'ed a good 2-2.5 feet away so Idk what her thought process was on that lol

I can't say I am disappointed given I paid about 40bucks for 2 tray liners and I really can't return them. For the time being I still have the pad with the tray liner in back and two pads somewhat overlapping ontop of cardboard to help with her missing the pad. I will have to go to my local Menards to see what they have if you have the time you mind sending a link or photo of your doggies potty tray you selected? I really don't want to buy another piece of junk that she dislikes while I am rather successful at just using cardboard

I am already planning on sectioning off my kitchen as a day pen for when I adopt my 2nd chi until she gets potty trained I can deal with potty training on tile or hardwood just not carpet!
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Our family just adopted our first Chi. Her name is Zoe. I have never had a Chi not potty trained a puppy. Any pointers would be awesome..... Attachment 11538


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so I cleaned up her pee spots on the carpet pretty well idk if this cleaner did a good job yet I'll have to wait until morning light to get a good look...

however I put cardboard under her pad again and now she is back to peeing on the carpet again! I am so F*in frustrated! 2weeks of this crap!

here is my new plan I hate to change it but it's not working they way I have it now...

I will put her kennel right next to the pad and leave her kennel a space to sit, lay down eat and drink with the door open to a small space that will just be large enough to put the puppy pad down in the tray liner I bought her (I have 2 of them) which will start forcing her to go on the pad (unless she goes potty in her kennel which I might be really teaching her to pee and poop in the bed which may be wores! ) then after a week of success I can start making her pen bigger or just try giving her the freedom again. IDK what do you think?

Like I said before at my parents place I put cardboard under her pad and she went on it fine but here she hates it...

I don't know what to do... The idea of giving up my baby makes me extremely depressed and I can't live in an apartment with dog piss stained carpet! With out the cardboard she been missing about 25% ... I just feel helpless and to think I was thinking about getting a 2nd chi so they could play and be happy but now...

idk... but for now I think imma take the cardboard out and just put 2 pads down and see if she can go back to the spot again.

maybe I could get a thick rug that is washable to use as a liner! hmmm maybe ill try that! ...idk maybe I just need moral support that I should keep at it and keep trying and dont give up so easily...
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As a liner, I use a plastic shower curtain. On top of that, I have a cheap plastic table cloth with the felt side up to absorb leaks. It protects the carpet well and doesn't change the way it feels under Toby's paws like cardboard would.


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Could you build a thin wooden box and install linoleum on the top or something? Like a little riser?


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thanks for the ideas!

I'm going to my parents house this weekend I know they have some old plastic shower curtains that I could have and I think I will cut some ply wood strips about an inch high and use that as a border! ...of course I will just introduce the shower curtain this week and if she is ok with it then I will try to add the ply wood sides. Also I still gotta cut down from 3 pads to 1 still but baby steps lol


I think this weekend I will also take the 17 dollar tray liners out to storage I think that might also help improve my mood. thanks again! you don't know how much such a simple reply has filled me with more motivation to keep at it!
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Keep keeping on! When it "clicks" with them, it's worth it.


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