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Pet Training Pads, Litter & Cleaning Supplies
Ask any pet owner and they’ll tell you that pet training pads, litter, and cleaning supplies are essential items to have on hand at all times. When bringing home a new puppy or kitten, or if you have a senior pet in the home, having plenty of pet training pads, litter, and cleaning supplies on hand means you can handle the inevitable accident that will occur.
Are training pads good for dogs?
Training pads — sometimes also known as pee pads — are a handy tool for dogs of all ages, but especially puppies and seniors. If your pet needs to be quarantined (such as after surgery) they provide a space for them to easily do their business. Training pads will help to save your floors from stains, smells, and damage caused by urine and feces.
Pet training pads are easy to set up and clean up, and can help prevent pain for your pooch if they need to hold it in all day. Pet training pads are useful as both an emergency bathroom area, and for when the weather outside is too inclement to take your pup out to do their business. They are also handy for toilet training small breed dogs, as well as for those living in high rise apartment buildings, where making it outdoors in time is never a guarantee.
How to get a dog to use a training pad
Getting a dog to use a training pad requires patience and persistence. First, keep the dog contained to a small area with a pad available. When you see your pet’s cues that they are about to go, give whatever command you plan to use for bathroom and place them on the pad while heavily praising them.
If your pet has an accident, don’t punish or scold them; simply take them to the training pad to finish. Use a cleaner to remove any mess.
Some pet parents find that keeping their pet on a feeding and watering schedule can help make bathroom breaks more predictable, and accidents less likely to occur. Taking your pet to the training pad regularly — about every 2-3 hours, as well as after sleeping or eating — can help your pet get the hang of using the pad. You should have regular success in about two weeks if you’re consistent.
Why do cats need a litter box?
A cat’s use of a litter box is an instinctive habit, as out in the wild they bury their waste in order to hide their scent to avoid being tracked by predators. Just like their humans, cats don’t like the smell of their waste, and prefer to contain it in one place rather than going throughout the house. In this way, training a cat to use a litter box is often a relatively easy task.
There are many options when it comes to litter boxes for cats, including those that clean themselves. Litter box furniture can help to hide your cat’s litter box, while providing a stylish and functional appearance.
There are many different types of litter for boxes, including clay, recycled corn or coconut, and washable, reusable granules. Be sure to scoop the litter box daily, and replace any litter every week or two.
Cleaning supplies for pets
Even the best-trained pets will have accidents from time to time, and when they do, having the right supplies on hand will ensure that cleanup is a breeze. Cleaning supplies are also useful for the inevitable hair or fur that accumulates throughout the home when you own a pet.
Having a good pet vacuum and carpet cleaner in your arsenal is helpful for day-to-day cleaning and accidents. Robot vacuums can ensure hairballs don’t build up around the home.
Products such as urine odor removers can help get rid of the smell of cat pee, as well as dog pee in carpet and on hard surfaces. A litter box deodorizer can help cut down on litter box smell, and a lint roller can remove errant fur from furniture and clothing.
With the right waste and cleaning supplies on hand, you can make potty training your pet a more pleasant experience.
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