Transition to Washable Potty Pads

Making the commitment to try washable puppy pads was a big decision in my house, and the primary reason I wanted to try them was driven by guilt. If you have used disposable pads for a while, then you understand the guilt that comes from wadding up a disposable pad and dumping it in the trash…day in and day out.

My husband was not thrilled with the idea of washing pee pads in the same washing machine as our other laundry, I assured him that it was like washing cloth diapers and his laundry would not be affected. I’m so happy, he reluctantly agreed to the idea of washable potty pads!

After several months using the washable potty pads, I have learned a few things I would like to pass on to you about getting started with washable potty pads.

  1. Buy 6-8 washable pads ($75-100)
  2. Buy a drying rack like the one pictured ($20)
  3. Use a mild detergent with little to no smell (I use a mild, baby laundry detergent)
  4. Wash in warm water, short wash cycle
  5. Do not use bleach or add softeners
  6. Hang dry for 20-30 minutes
  7. Run a quick rinse cycle without laundry after you are done washing the pads
  8. As pads become dirty, have a separate bin or spot to put them until you have another load (6-8 pads)

If you need a complete indoor training potty station, The Potty Rink is a perfect choice. It comes with one washable pad and attractant solution to get your puppy started. Since dogs have sensitive noses, he or she will not need attractant solution past the first or second washing, as there should be enough scent on the pads to attract them. Now that my dog is trained with The Potty Rink, I can put my washable potty pads in the Rink and help save the planet. No scent is needed because she is familiar with the walls and overall look of the Potty Rink.

I would love to hear about your puppy potty training experience with washable potty pads, feel free to comment below or reach out to us on our social networks.

– Diane Rock

diane@thepottyrink.com

 

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