For weeks we used the puppy pads that you can get in a national supermarket but they just didn’t seem absorbent enough so decided to cut our losses and order in bulk on Amazon instead, trying our hand with the My Pet Puppy Training Pads instead. These are superb. They don’t leak as much as the others and at £22.95 for 100 pads, they are loads cheaper too. However, for the last few days all Little Pea has done is pick them up, took them to another room away from us and shredded them up. So I decided to buy the Simple Solution Training Pad Holder to stop his picking them up. But as luck should have it, he’s not been using it and has in fact been alerting us by tapping the door that he wants to go out into the garden to go to the toilet.
I squealed with delight when he first did it, as we’ve been trying hard to get him to go out in the garden for a while and have been moving the training pads nearer and nearer yet now if he’s asking to go out the he’s already learnt (it took a little while longer to teach him that, than it did to teach him to sit, give paw and lay down) but he’s still super intelligent and learning quickly.
The only thing he can’t seem to get out of (although to be honest, I’m not expecting it any time soon) is to stop biting. I can handle the mouthing and having him grab my finger to “take me” to Andy but the biting is a bit much, even when I yelp like another puppy he doesn’t seem to stop, and just gets a little rougher, hurting me by clamping down harder. However I have bought some Pet Corrector (it’s like a can of compressed air) and so when Pea bites me, I will spray the air away from him so he can’t see it, just so he hears it and hopefully this will break the bad behaviour. It’s just like the collar we used for stopping his demand barking. He only had it on for an hour, it sprayed under his chin twice and ever since then he’s ceased the barking, so it was a total success. Shame that they charge so much for them though but as it saved our ears and those of our neighbours then I guess it was worth it.
Anyway, he’s 13 weeks old now, doubled in size (originally he was 4.1kg and now he’s 8.1kg) so he’s becoming a big boy who’s quite vocal too (I’m loving that) and so, take a look at him waking up this week. It’s something to make your midweek a little more bearable. Enjoy!