Many people use an indoor potty for their dogs for some period of time. Testament to this is the fact that the pet products market is now flush with many varieties of indoor dog potties to choose from. To name just a few: Simple Solution Jump Start Pads, Patio Park, Porch Potty, Penthouse Dog Potty, PetaPotty, WizDog, Pet Zoom Pet Park, Ugo Dog, Potty Patch, Pup Head, Pee Wee Portable Potty, and Pet Loo.
Some of these products are developed for people who want a dog who is permanently taught to eliminate in a designated spot indoors. But, the vast majority of people use an indoor potty for just a couple of months or so, until a young pup has developed the requisite bladder and bowel muscle control to ‘hold it’ for periods of time in between walks. Before that, a long term confinement area, such as a bathroom that is gated off or an exercise pen can be used when you need to leave your pup for longer than you know he or she can ‘hold it’ in their crate. In this enclosure the pup has access to an indoor potty area.
Most people faced with the task of transitioning from indoor to outdoor potty training are those with puppies. In this case, the goal is usually to have the pup go from using the temporary indoor potty spot to eliminating exclusively outside. However, we certainly do hear from people who are faced with a more daunting challenge; Teaching …Transitioning From Indoor to Outdoor Potty Training Read More