If you’re out at work during the daytime, leaving your dog home alone, there’s an obvious problem. At some point during the day, your dog will need to relieve himself, especially during warm weather when he’s drinking more.
Puppies and senior dogs often can’t hold it for long, leading to accidents in the home.
It’s not always affordable or practical to pay for someone to come and take your dog out during the day, so what can you do to make your pet’s life more comfortable?
Fake Dog Grass Potty Training
Fake grass potty training pads can be an excellent solution to the problem of providing your pet with a loo that he can use when you’re not around to let him outside or take him for a walk.
Artificial grass looks just like the real thing but is actually made from a kind of astroturf. Any mess that your pet leaves on the grass won’t leak through to damage the flooring beneath, and cleanup is quick and easy. All you have to do is wash the pad in warm water and clean it with pet-safe antibacterial detergent.
How To Train Your Puppy To Use Artificial Grass Potty Pads
First of all, you need to teach your puppy that it’s acceptable for him to relieve himself in your home, provided that he only does so on the artificial grass.
Of course, if you already trained your pup that the only place where he should go potty is outside in the garden, it can be difficult for your pet to understand that he can also go in the house when he needs to.
Before you begin to coach your dog, there are a few important things to remember:
- Choose one location for the artificial grass and don’t move it.
- Pick a quiet place where your pup won’t be distracted.
- If possible, pick a spot that’s on a hard floor, not a carpeted area. That way, if the urine soaks through the pad, it won’t damage your carpet.
- Choose a spot that’s enclosed on three sides. That prevents your puppy from wandering off the pad and going where he shouldn’t.
- Try to find a place to put the pad that’s close to a sink, drain, or trash can for easy cleanup.
- Allow plenty of time for training sessions so that you don’t need to rush.
- Be patient. It can take your puppy a few weeks to understand the new potty regimen.
- Make sure that the pad is large enough to accommodate your puppy. He should have enough space to turn around comfortably when using the pad.