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Potty Training                        

This page explains how puppies are potty trained and why most of them are either trained or have a good start in the potty training process by the time they leave for their new homes.                                                

Whelping bed is made up in four layers, first layer is a foam rubber bed topper that's placed at the bottom of a kiddy pool for softness and cushion. Second layer is an adult water resistant washable bed pad that's placed over the bed topper to keep it dry. Third layer is a sheet that's placed over the bed pad. The fourth layer is a fleece blanket that is placed over the sheet for added warmth & softness. The bedding in the whelping bed gets changed several times a day, this begins the potty training process. 

Puppies are placed on the doggy potty as soon as they open their eyes during bedding changes. This get's the puppies familiar with the use of the doggy potty. 

When puppies reach three weeks of age they begin to discriminate where they relieve themselves (puppies will crawl away from their sleeping area when they have to potty). Once this starts, puppies are moved from the whelping bed to a lower bed in the corner. I use the same type foam rubber bed topper that was in the whelping bed for the lower bed and it's covered with a water resistant bed pad, sheet, and a fleece blanket. Puppies sleeping closer to the floor makes it easier for them to crawl off to relieve themselves. I then place Pish pads at both ends of the bed and directly in front to make it easier for puppies crawl off the bed onto the pish pad to potty. Depending how brave and active the puppies are I will cover the entire room with pish pads when I set up the lower bed. I continue putting puppies on the doggy potty during bedding changes, after meals & after naps to keep the training going with the doggy potty. At four weeks old the puppies want to see what's going on outside their room so they will start to hang out and fall a sleep by the door. Once this starts, I remove the bed in the far corner and place a lower bed closer to the door and bring in a second doggy potty. I continue placing puppies on the doggie potty's during bedding changes, after meals and after naps to keep puppies familiar with the doggy potty. At around five weeks of age puppies will use the doggy potty all the time.

After their first immunization and the time of year. At around six weeks of age puppies are taken out side at least three times a day. This gets them familiar with going outside to potty. 

Since puppy are familiar with the pish pads and doggy potty. It is VERY important to continue using these training products once you get your puppy home to continue with the potty training process. To continue the training at home you will need to start by placing the pish pad where puppy first potty's on the floor (this is where the attraction training aid spray that comes with the doggy potty might come in handy). Once puppy becomes familiar to where the pish pad is and starts going on the pish pad regularly, you will want to gradually move the pish pad closer to the door. Once the pish pad is to the door and puppy goes to the pish pad to potty, you will want to quickly pick puppy up and take outside before he/she to potty's on the pish pad. You will need to do this every time you see puppy going towards the pish pad by the door. Eventually puppy will know he/she needs to go to the door to be let outside to potty. Pish pads are also real nice to use in crates if you crate train or to put down when going away. 

The doggy potty is great for dogs of all ages, I have a doggy potty set up in my home for my dogs when they can't get outside. The doggy potty gives you peace of mind in knowing that your dog can go potty and not have to hold it while your at work or gone for several hours at a time. The doggy potty is also great for apartment living especially those that live on a second or third floor. 

If you purchase a doggy potty when you get your puppy, he/she will start using the potty as soon as you set it up. You will want to place the doggy potty in a permanent place in your home, familiarize the puppy to it's location and that's it!! If you move the doggy potty after puppy becomes familiar with it's location it may confuse the puppy and puppy may continue to potty in the doggy potty's old location. Therefore it is very important that the doggy potty is kept in a area where it can stay and not be moved.

I switched from using disposable pee pee pads to the pish pads because of the expense, the mess and the biggest and most important reason was the concerns. Puppies loved to drag the disposable pee pee pads all over the room. I had to keep them in a pee pee pad holder to keep them in place and then it didn't stop the puppies from tearing them up into little tiny pieces. I learned very quickly that the only thing the pee pee pad holders were good for was keeping them in place. When puppies pottied on the pee pee pads while in the holders they would miss the pee pee  all over the pee pee pad holder. Then if they pooh poohed on the holder of course you had to completely take the pad holder apart to clean it....it was a mess and a hassle. My biggest concern was that the puppies might choke on the plastic & cotton when they ate it. I compared the cost, concerns and the mess of the pee pee pads to the pish pads and there are NO comparisons! Puppies can't tear them up, you only pay the cost one time and there are NO CONCERNS!

Doggy Potty 

I no longer sell doggy potties but you can easily find them on line

Pish Pads

I no longer sell the pish pads because I can no longer get them in rolls only pre cut sheets. The pre cut pish pad are more expensive then what I sold them for & are harder to find so I decided to discontinue selling them. If interested you can purchase them at www.pishpad.com this is the only place I found that sells them.