Lucy Miles is collecting her new puppy soon and asks; are puppy pads a good idea for house training puppies?
In short, yes they are a useful training tool, but shouldn’t be used too much or for too long.
Puppy pads are specially scented pads designed to encourage dogs to relieve themselves on the pad rather than the floor. And being highly absorbent, they keep mess and odours to a minimum. Good news in the first days of a puppy’s life in their new home!
However, while it’s important to teach your puppy to use the pad in the house, it’s more important and natural for them to learn to go outside. This should always be your long-term aim.