|Barked: Mon Mar 10, '08 11:46pm PST |
|I used pee pads for Monty for the first 7 or 8 months I had him. It was an absolute disaster--the house house reeked all the time, he pissed the pad often, and he didn't consistently poop on it, since he likes to wander while he's pooping, so there was always poop on the carpet, too.
After I moved into a house with a yard and stopped using pee pads, I had to retrain him from scratch. It took a couple of months, since he was used to it being okay to potty in the house, but it was WAY easier than dealing with the pads, and after I did I was so relieved. No accidents, no gross smell!
I think a lot of people underestimate how long their pups can hold it. When I first got Monty (at 10 weeks/2lbs) I was working and going to school, both full time. I was away for 16 hours a day (with a 30 minute break in the middle to walk and play with him) and he would usually have one accident a day, and judging from the nanny cam it was always at about the same time--7 hours after I left.
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