Training a Puppy to Use Brilliant Pad

This video is for house-training a puppy to use BrilliantPad. 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.



Key Points

 Put a bed, food, water and BriliantPad inside a confined training space, and ensure there is some room for play too.

 A dog's natural instinct is to keep sleeping and eating areas clean, so BrilliantPad becomes the only legitimate potty spot.

 Put your puppy on BrilliantPad 10-15 minutes after eating, playing, sleeping or if you notice pacing, circling or sniffing. 

 Give your dog a treat and lots of praise when he goes potty on BrilliantPad.

 If your puppy poops on BrilliantPad, advance the pad manually to minimize the likelihood of tracking poo through the training area.

 If your puppy pees on BrilliantPad, don't advance the paper right away.  Leaving a few pee spots will help the dog "scent-identify" the potty target.

 Put your dog in the confinement area whenever you cannot directly supervise, when you go out or when it is time for sleep.

 To reinforce training, place your puppy on BrilliantPad every 2 hours, after your dog wakes up, and 10-15 minutes after eating.

 If an accident happens, avoid punishment and clean up the mess with an enzymatic cleaner such as BrilliantPad Tidy Shot.

 Be consistent in your training, shower your puppy with praise and affection, and reward him after successfully using BrilliantPad.

Have additional training questions?  Try these other training articles or contact us via the BrilliantPad App or email our Training Support Team.

Training Best Practices 

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