Products to Help Potty Train Your Puppy
Potty training your dog can be a real headache, not to mention messy! Many vets and pet training experts suggest trying belly bands and diapers or panties to help make the process a little bit easier. Doggie Design carries some great options that really work (and they're fashionable, too).
The premise is simple: belly bands comfortably wrap around your dog's belly, and you place a sanitary absorbent pad in the bottom of the band. When your dog attempts to lift his leg to mark or pee in the house, the urine is absorbed by the pad. The idea is that, if your dog cannot mark anything in the house, there will be no soiled areas that would attract them to re-mark in the future (which is a common cause for accidents and messes in the house). Your house will smell fresh and clean, and your dog will not be tempted to mark and re-mark and re-mark...
They specifically come in handy when you are not able to give your dog undivided attention (which, let's face it, is pretty frequent). Puppies and dogs that are not housebroken often mark and pee within those few seconds that your back is turned. If they smell a place they've marked before (or a place where another dog has marked), they won't hesitate to lift up that leg. That's why the belly band is a necessary tool to jump-start a successful housebreaking.
Much like belly bands, panties are the more feminine alternative to preventing marking. While it is more common for males to mark, females still can have issues with peeing and marking in the house. The panties are a fashionable way to keep your female pup from making a mess in your house. You place a sanitary absorbent pad in the panties, and it absorbs the urine. The panties are also great for females who are in heat. They are machine-washable and make of 50% cotton and 50% polyester, and each has a cute ruffled design!