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3-Reasons You Shouldn’t Teach Your Furry Friend to Use a Pee or Wee Pad.

April 28, 2021 2 min read

What’s the difference between pee pads and wee pads!? 

Nothing, actually... they’re both used to describe an absorbent piece of paper that your dog can do their “business” on. Unfortunately, using pee or wee pads for potty training can actually pose issues for you and your pup in the long run. Here are the top 3 reasons to avoid using pee or wee pads.

 

1] Pee Pad or Bath Mat?
Training your pup ‘to-go’ on synthetic material (pee pads or a synthetic grass potty) in the house will surely lead to the use of other synthetic materials within your home.  
 

Shower mats are a common ‘accident’ area for dogs trained with pads because dogs simply don’t understand the difference between the two. It’s not unlikely for pets to start peeing on carpets, floor mats, hardwood floors, and any other synthetic surface within the home, because that is the material you have trained them it’s ‘OK’ to potty on.

 

2] Training w/ Pee-Pads ain't that Easy!
Dogs instinctively want to potty on REAL grass, not a confusing white mat on the floor.  So teaching your dog to potty on a wee-pad can wind up being a difficult process.

 

3] Stinky & Unsightly
Handling and throwing out used pee pads does not rank high on the fun list.  Simply disposing of pee pads in your home’s waste basket will result in unpleasant smells sure to waft throughout the rest of your home.

Can we also talk about your dog’s tendency to tear up their wee pads? Nothing is worse than inviting guests into your home and finding shredded pee pads everywhere. 

Jenna Gomes
Jenna Gomes