The pros for potty pads are obvious:
- They’re comfortable for dogs
- They make cleanup easy
- They’re convenient for potty training
- They’re good options for dogs who can’t go outside for health reasons
What about the cons? The most-cited problem with using potty pads is that dogs can get used to them. In other words, they might think it’s okay to go in the house, and they’re less likely to fully potty train.
The key to combatting this potty pad dependence is to wean your dog off their use. While potty pads are a helpful tool to jumpstart potty training, especially for pet parents who can’t be home all day, they’re not a long-term solution. Read on for more tips on how to approach potty pad training plus suggestions on essential supplies.