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Other Important Tips
When you first start this process, it’s important to keep an eye on your dog. If you have to leave for a while, confine him to a small room, like a kitchen, with a baby gate. Dogs will not eliminate in close quarters if they can’t hold it anymore. When you get home, give your dog plenty of praise and take him outside before he has a chance to have an accident. Do not leave your dog unattended when you are home. If it’s difficult, keep your dog on a leash. All dogs need to leave within 30 minutes of eating. There are some tell-tale signs that your dog may have to go through.
It will pay off if you are consistent and patient. If you focus on praising your pup when he does what you want, you can catch him in the act and correct him. Set the stage for a lifetime of trust and respect by bonding with your new family member.
Housebreaking a new puppy
A new puppy is the most popular use for pee pads.
Puppies can’t hold their pee in for long because of their small bladders. A 1 month old puppy can only hold their pee for an hour.
You will not be getting up to let your puppy outside. If you want your puppy to pee outside when he’s older, you should train him to go on a pee pad.
A pee pad allows your dog to do his business away from his sleep and play areas.
Spaying and neutering can cause incontinence. 
It is not uncommon for your dog to leak urine after surgery.
This can lead to your home being covered in pee.
The pee pads are to the rescue. To save your floor from a flood of urine, place a pee pad underneath your dog and in his favorite resting places.
You can cover your dog’s rump in a diaper to make sure he doesn’t leak.
Icy Temperatures and bad weather
The winters in upstate New York are very cold. You might not be able to go outside if you live further north.
Your dog is trained to do his business outside.
Many owners train their dogs to do their business on a pee pad. You don’t have to expose yourself or your dog to horrible weather.
If you are stuck inside due to a storm, it doesn’t matter. Regardless of the weather, your dog can go potty on a pee pad.
It takes a fair amount of effort to take your dog out to pee on the 15th floor.
My friend was in this situation. She has to walk down the hall, wait for the elevator, wait again as it stops at each floor, walk her way through the foyer and finally out the front of the building.
After her pup has done his job, she goes back. Each trip takes about 10 minutes. Multiple potty trips eat up a lot of time in your day.
This is the reality for many dog owners in the city.
It is for this reason that many people in apartments choose to use pee pads instead.
We don’t recommend any products that we wouldn’t use on our pups.
We test, compare and review each pee pad you see in this guide.
We had to decide which pee pads to review.
We interviewed dog owners, trainers, daycare centers and pet shop employees who had experience with pee pads to narrow down the selection.
We were surprised to learn that there are hundreds of different brands of pee pads.
We eliminated the generic rebrands and variations of the same product. Things were starting to look a lot more manageable.
We had over 50 different pee pads to review. We thought about cutting this number down again.
We decided to do our biggest review yet after considering these pee pads individually. It took a lot of people and a lot of testing, but we think it was worth it.
We bought each pee pad. We pay the same price as you. pee pads are expensive for what they are, especially the premium brand names. This was our most expensive review to date.
It was time to find the best pee pads. We set about testing them.
We used to separate the winners from thelosers.
The test was repeated with 10 pee pads from different positions.