We all know potty training is a non option but which of the potty training methods to use is always going to be a controversial issue. Puppy pads or going out to potty every 2 hours on the hour? Set your alarms y’all!
Some people love the idea of using puppy training pads where you start off with the pad somewhere in the house tell your pup to “go potty” once they are on the pad and then over the course of days or weeks you slowly move the pad closer to the door where your pup will eventually learn to “go potty” outside.
The opposition is all for taking their pup outside to go potty every 2-3 hours or as often as they need to go in order to avoid going inside.
The Potty Training Methods Debate: Puppy Pads vs. Going outside
Neither seem like the easiest of options but you can’t just do nothing.
Don’t get me wrong, I can see the initial hype of using the pads because it would make clean up easier because its already on the pad, so you just wad it up and throw it away. But what if, now I know it’s crazy, but what if when you would tell your dog to “go potty” on the pad you took them outside and told them to “go potty” instead? You would have even less of a mess to clean up am I right?
On top of having nothing to clean up, taking your dog out every 2-3 hours is better because you’re accomplishing your end goal every time your pup goes potty outside. This means you get to be excited for them going potty outside every time!!
If you go with the puppy pad option and your pup goes somewhere in the house besides on the pad you can’t be excited for them because they didn’t go where you wanted them to. That’s just going to lead to frustration for both you and your pup. They won’t know where they can go and where they can’t go or why. Besides why would you want to teach your pup to go potty in the house before going outside? That’s going to prolong the potty training process.
So what’s your decision, which potty training method will you choose?
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Which method did you use to potty train your pup? How’d it work for you?