Q. I'm getting my 9 week puppy today and she's a shorkie. I want to train her to be able to pee on pads when I can't take her out but also outside. Help
A. You will want to set her up with an expen that has a bed, a chew toy and her potty spot. I wouldn't recommend pads alone, you'll want to get a potty patch or a couple chunks of fake grass to put on top of the pads. This way there is less confusion between going inside/outside. When you can't supervise put her in the expen. When you can take her out reward her when she goes outside with a yummy treat. You'll continue to use the expen, gradually allowing her more freedom one room at a time, leaving the pen door open for her to use the potty. Don't rush freedom to fast though.