Potty training a puppy is the primary step to take after purchasing one so that they do not dirty random areas of the house and furniture. Puppy training pads have proven to be an effective remedy for this and are therefore highly demanded in the market. Even though several owners prefer this method, it’s not always quite convenient for the puppy as they’re known for ripping up their pads regularly due to the absence of a playmate or a proper teething device to sooth their jaws.
- Reasons behind the puppy’s ripping off pads behaviour
It is essential to acknowledge the reason behind such behaviour before implementing a solution for it. Usually puppies require playtime and an object to exercise their jaws on. Ripping up their training pads can be a cause for needing a proper teething product due to the puppy wanting to sooth its jaws and unfortunately, a handful of puppy training pads incorporate a soothing texture which enacts like a playing companion for the puppy.
Methods Of Preventions
- Get the puppy a playmate to play with
Invest in several soft toys that are more appealing to the puppy than its puppy training pads. Wave the toy around every time the puppy wants to play and remove the potty pad from sight as soon as their attention is lured in; this will eventually distract it from wanting to rip off its pad.
- Cover the potty pad surface and leave the borders
It’s a brilliant idea to cover the potty pad edges with duct tape in order to prevent the puppy from teething on it and ripping it off. However, the blue border should remain untouched as dogs cannot comprehend the colour red and green but can see blue and yellow.