Also Diva and Cowboy are not spayed/neutered yet. Diva goes in to be spayed tomorrow and Cowboy will be going in soon.
We do put out a pee pad when the are out but they won't use it. Even if you catch them in the act and try to move them onto it they will do everything they can to get off it before finishing.Can you put a potty pad somewhere in your house that they can use while out playing?
I never thought about using the washable hospital bed pads if they are shredding the paper ones. That's a great idea and one I wish I had thought of when Charlie was younger. He shredded paper like crazy. Where'd you get your hospital pads?My girls know how to potty outside but they are inside pad trained. To avoid the issue of shredded pads, I switched to washable hospital bed and chair pads. They go on them with no problem and I just grab them and throw them in the washer (well, poo is picked up and flushed). I have not purchased paper pads in months. I still have a giant bag of 100. I keep thinking I will save them for travel.
So they don't have any trouble telling the difference between the pads they are supposed to use and the carpet or rugs? I'm seriously thinking about getting some of these and giving them a try. Also I might try giving treats to Taz - she's very food motivated.I first got them on ebay. Then once I discovered ebay sellers, I go directly to their own sites. That way I get 10% off codes and such that I would not have known about through ebay.
For the big girls, they go on chair pads that are smaller like 23" x 17". The new, little one gets larger pads (I think like 23" x 34" give or take) for training. The larger pads are also what I leave in their room when we are at work.
The first 2 were pad trained in 2 weeks. They were weeks old puppies. Eden was 8 months when we got her and it took her 6 weeks to be trained. I do pad train with treats (I know not everyone believes in this) because I love my nice carpet and rugs and for us it works beautifully!
I have had more success with doing things at the same time while training at least. I think once they are trained the timing is then not as important. If there is a schedule for what goes in, you can better predict when it's coming out. You could try having specific times for meals and potty breaks. It can't hurt and it might help. Also I have an exercise pen fully lined with pads so I can just pop them in the pen, close the door and wait for them to go. That way they can't go off the pad. I leave the door to the pen open the rest of the time.jesuschick thanks for the idea! and I too am wondering if they are able to tell the difference between the washable pads and other stuff. My kids and husband are constantly leaving dirty laundry in the floor
MiniGrace- they don't have specific times for every thing but we do have a routine like the same order of wake up, potty, feed, potty time, out to play, etc. everyday. We are homeschoolers and my husband works from home with varied hours so none of us are great about exact times
Do you think exact times rather than a routine would help?