When training your new pup with puppy potty pads, patience is the name of the game. Start by choosing a location for the pads—such as the laundry room or bathroom. You might put down several puppy pads on the floor as well as toys and a dog bed in the corner.
It can sometimes help to change the dog pads often but place a small piece of the soiled pad on the clean pads. Dogs can often learn a lot by scent and begin associating the pee pads with their restroom area. Spend time with your puppy in the room with the pads and reward them with pets, treats and praise when they use the dog potty pads.
Once your puppy begins peeing in the same general area, start removing the outer potty pads. Do this slowly until your puppy is doing their business on a single potty pad.
Some puppies will learn more quickly than others. If your puppy begins to regress, simply add a few more potty pads back to the room. Don’t criticize or punish your puppy for accidents. Instead, use positive reinforcement and accept that it will take your puppy time to learn this important skill. Learn more about how to potty train a puppy.