Your puppy looks to you as his leader. Therefore you must lead your puppy to the Training Place™ and place him on it while giving him a relief command such as "Go Potty" or "Potty". Repeat this every time he is first removed from his crate and just after eating or drinking. If your puppy walks off the Training Place™ without "going", simply put him back on it and gently repeat your command. If your pet still doesn't "go", let him go under a watchful eye. When he starts sniffing or pacing around it is time to bring him back to the Training Place™ and repeat training steps. Reward your puppy with treats and praises when he learns the meaning of your command.
Continue training to reinforce Training Place™ usage until your pet learns and recognizes that this is the appropriate place to relieve himself routinely and without prompting. Remove solid pet waste from the grass frequently and change pad in the basin at least once per week. A clean Training Place™ will encourage continued use.
Training can happen as fast as one week, but can take longer as dogs learn at their own pace. Please be patient with your puppy. Your persistence, continuous repetition, time and attention will deliver rewarding results.
For Indoor dogs (past the puppy stage):
Same as Puppy, but dogs past puppy stages have often learned commands and have an easier time learning new commands.
For Outdoor dogs transitioning inside:
Dogs past puppy stages have often learned commands and have an easier time learning new commands. We don't believe old dogs can't learn new tricks! This aspect of training is about leading your dog and praising him for positive results.
Select an outdoor area about 3 square feet. Give your dog a relief command such as "Go Potty" or "Potty". Praise your dog for "going" in this area as commanded. Once trained to use this area, position Training Place into this area and lead your dog to the Training Place™. Encourage use with the relief command. If necessary, and further incentive is required, you can give your dog a better idea of your command by placing a piece of his poo on the Training Place™. Enthusiastically praise and give your dog treats for every successful "go".
After your dog is reliably using Training Place™, slowly move it closer and closer to your house and finally into your house. Remember to move slowly and gradually with this transition. It is not uncommon for this training to take up to a month.
The spotty Training Place is 32" by 21", perfect for dogs up to 46lbs.
All of our Spotty™ training products are currently available at WalMart.