Training a Puppy to Use Brilliant Pad

Many veterinarians and animal behaviorists recommend putting your puppy in a small room or a gated area to keep your puppy safe and your floors accident free. Watch this video to learn how to use the confinement method to train puppy to use BrilliantPad



Confinement Training Tips

  • Setup a confined training space with a bed, food, water and BrilliantPad as well as some room for play.
  • Put your puppy in the confinement area whenever you go out, cannot supervise directly or when it is time for bed.
  • Put your puppy on BrilliantPad 10 to 15 minutes after eating, playing, waking up or anytime you notice pacing, circling or sniffing. 
  • If your puppy poops on BrilliantPad, advance the pad to minimize waste tracking through the training area. 
  • If your puppy pees on BrilliantPad, don't advance the pad right away.  Leaving a few pee spots can help"scent-identify" the potty area.


Helpful Tips

  • Give your dog a treat and lots of praise after going potty on BrilliantPad.
  • If your dog has an accident, clean up with up TIDY SHOT Enzymatic Cleaner so the accident spot doesn't become the potty spot. 
  • Be consistent and positive.  Shouting is counter-productive.
  • Sometimes house training is a dance, one step forward, one step back. Be patient and jitterbug your way to success. 


Brilliant Pad Training Videos

 Training Best Practices

 Tips for Nervous Dogs

 Confinement Training for Puppies

 Transition from Regular Pads

 Transition from Grass Patches

 Adult Outdoor Dogs 

 Tips and Troubleshooting