Training to potty pads
My 3 month old yorkie female dosen't always potty on her potty pad.
My husband allows her to roam the house and she potties in other places other than the potty pad.
Should i gate her with a potty pad.
Using training pads is always a bit tricky, and it's much better to train a pup to do her business outside from Day 1!
However, whether you decide to use pads, a litter box, or the back yard, crate training is the best way to housebreak a puppy. It's simple and effective.
I would recommend that you check out my Crate Training page as it has lots of tips, advice and information on how to do this.
If you allow the pup to wander around unsupervised, and to then eliminate wherever she feels like it, you will find it VERY difficult to housebreak her. If she doesn't learn now where is okay to pee/poop and where isn't, you're going to have a lot of extra work on your hands down the road.
My Potty Training page explains all about housebreaking and how to do it. I think it will be helpful to you and your husband too.
An adult dog who hasn't learned correct potty habits is very difficult to live with, and many poor dogs are surrendered to pounds and shelters every year because their owners didn't take the time or trouble to housebreak them properly.
If you do some research, and are patient and consistent with your puppy, she will learn what's expected of you and you'll all be much happier :o)
Best of luck!
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