My puppy is 4 months old and mistakes other things as pee pads.. what do I do??

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    caitlinjusticeposted 2 years ago

    My puppy is 4 months old and mistakes other things as pee pads.. what do I do??

    We have a 4 month old golden retriever, we have potty trained her pretty well but when we leave for work we let her have the living room and kitchen area to roam around, and leave a pee pad out for her to relieve herself (which she always uses). The problem when we are home, we do take her out every two hours or so but we can't figure out when she has to go out (she doesn't really have a way of telling us) and she tends to use any towels, clothes, and even her bed as a pee pad instead. We've had to throw out her bed because of this. What might help ???

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    Shirl Urso-Farmerposted 2 years ago

    I have a lab/shepard mix that's almost 5 months old.. I found that they'll consistently go in a place where they've gone before, so any pee spots in the house have to be cleaned up with vinegar or a pet solution made specifically for that. It's also easier to potty-train when they're on a feeding schedule, because at this age, they tend to need to urinate/defecate about 20 minutes after they've drank or ate. Keeping a close eye on your pup is the key, I think. Keep a watch out for sniffing around after she's ate and drank, but about 20 minutes after she's done either, start directing her to the pee pad, and every time she goes on it, give her a treat with praise. Make it so that she looks forward to going to the bathroom on the pad in order to get treats and praise. Also, if you feed and 'water' her 3 times a day, it's much easier to potty train her, because you can just about time it when she needs to go, and she won't be grabbing drinks of water all throughout the day and needing to pee/poop whenever. Definitely get her on a feed, water and potty schedule. Hope this helps smile

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      caitlinjusticeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      the only problem is we only want to put out the pee pads for her when we are out of the house for longer than 4 hours, otherwise we want her to go outside and eventually she'll be able to hold it. plus she always seems to go on clothes, towels, etc

    2. Shirl Urso-Farmer profile image86
      Shirl Urso-Farmerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I understand.. it's my thought that having pee pads in the house get puppies confused because you're trying to train them to go outside. I got a crate for our puppy, and it's working pretty good. smile


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