My Male Odie uses pee pads in the winter and when I'm not home. I think they are great to have around but i would not use in a carpeted area. My lil guy sometimes he over shoots the pad and leaves a puddle.
they are a really great idea but yes they do like to do the business on the very edges of the pads bless them so we have a clear plastic cover down first which is much larger than the pads as its on carpet and never had any problems at all
I have carpet and use pee pads sometimes. I took a plastic shower curtain, cut it to size, stuck it to the carpet with double sided tape and put it under the pads. The pads are absorbent, but Toby sometimes pees on the edge or pees a lot and I worry it would soak through. The plastic protects the carpet.
Speaking as a member of the male gender, both dogs and humans can have 'aiming' problems. I have kept Simcha as 100% outdoor trained, but may change approach some time in the future. I am concerned that when he lifts his leg, he often shoots way off to the side, and I do mean way off. I will spare you all my wife's opinion of my aim.