Is there any household items that I can be used as an attractant to get my dog poop and/or pee on a pad?
The dog just keeps going everywhere except the pad.
- E. H. AmosLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Another poor soul, SCAMMED by the pet stores & media. (Pee pads DO NOT WORK & they cost you an arm & a leg!!!!) All they do is to TEACH the puppy you WANT it to potty indoors. (That is the EXACT OPPOSITE) of any house-breaking efforts. So now, that is EXACTLY what you have going on. The suppo$ed "attractant" is another pricey HOAX.
You must be another dog novice, to fall for this cr@p. A couple of FACTS about dogs:
1) They are 100% UNLIKE cats, & do not like, and are not willing USE a target (pad) or a litter box.
2) Instinct tells them to go AS FAR AWAY from their den or place of eating & sleeping.... as possible.
3) They DO NOT have any instinct to GO in just one location, just the opposite.
4) They DO NOT understand the fine-line DIFFERENCE between a PAD (on the FLOOR) and the plain or carpeted FLOOR. They are NOT attracted to any PAD, under any circumstances.
Buy a clue & stop being BRAINWASHED! Ditch the dam# pads & simply start taking puppy outside EVERY two hours or more often, if you see circling & sniffing.
5) STEAM clean the floors/carpets & get Nature's Miracle enzymatic floor cleaner to get rid of the odors, from PAST ACCIDENTS.
6) Watching puppy carefully, being consistent in getting puppy OUTSIDE to do its business, and simplifying the training, will get 'er done. Do not forget to PRAISE puppy for getting it RIGHT when it "goes" OUTSIDE!
- bluebonnetgrannyLv 72 months ago
Fine example of why pee pads are bad. This always happens. The whole house becomes a big potty pad. When you don't train them to go potty outside, this is the consequence. You will need to barricade the dogs so they don't have full access to the whole house.
- Nekkid Truth!Lv 72 months ago
Hes doing exaxtly what you trained hil to do... Eliminate in the house.
Dogs arent wired to piss in a little 2 ft square area. A dogs instinct is to not pee in the "den", and to use urine and feces outside of the den to mark territory and communicate with other dogs.
Ditch the pads, stop being lazy, and take the dog OUTSIDE to relieve himself.
- Verulam 1Lv 72 months ago
Using pee pads, if you do, is pointless. And it's telling the dog it's fine to mess indoors. Which it's not unless you want your place to stink!!
Start as you should mean to go on - NO PEE PADS. Puppy/adult - OUTSIDE regularly enough that he doesn't need to mess indoors.
Unlike cats, dogs don't usually 'go' in the same place which is why your dog is doing what he's apparently doing. If you have used these wretched pads, you now face 'untraining' him and getting down to doing what should have been doing, from the start!
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- LorraineLv 72 months ago
Please teach the pup to pee / poop outside. When you train to a pad they will often then just use the house as their toilet.
OUTSIDE every hour and really praise when they go.
- Anonymous2 months ago
The pee pads are already scented with a pheromone or an attractant to draw dogs in to useing them.
About the best thing you can try is to mop up a small amount of the dogs urine using the middle of a clean pad, this will leave the dogs scent on the pad and should signal the dog to go ahead and mark there again.
Unless you clean the areas that the dog has used before with a special formula cleaner made to get all the smells out and break down the urine etc the dog will keep pooping in the dame places over and over again.
Try watching YouTube on potty training or house training your dog or pup. They used to have one on training them to use the potty pads but I have not checked for a few years to see if it’s still on.
Teaching the dog to use the inside of your house as a toilet is not a great idea, when you get tired of the potty pads you need to re-housebreak the dog to go outside and empty. Many dogs get confused at that point and will start going wherever they want because they don’t understand the rule changes. Another problem is many dogs will pee on any material instead of the pro pads, beds, furniture, carpeting etc. just a heads up to let you know there can be problems with using the potty pads.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
look on youtube for potty training puppies videos
- Ding DongLv 62 months ago
You're confusing it, dogs don't learn like cats and don't get embarrassed about crapping like cats. How you stop a dog going where you don't want is, you point at the mess and say "what's that?" In a questioning tone, they don't know words but they do know tones, then you point at the dog and yell at it, "NAUGHTY!" it will soon stop, it likes crapping anywhere but doesn't like being yelled at. Pads don't work as you have found out, discipline does work.