Life Hack: ALWAYS Have Puppy Pads, Here's Why | Pupford
May 10th, 2023
Filed under New Puppies, Training
Some things in life are never fun. Like, cleaning up dog vomit.
But, by using a simple item like puppy pads, you can make that clean-up about 37x easier. Actually, you can make that clean-up almost non-existent.
Let me tell you why, where, and how puppy pads are just about the most underrated life hack known to dog parents!
In this article, we’ll cover the following:
- Why I always have puppy pads
- Where I keep puppy pads
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WHY I ALWAYS HAVE PUPPY PADS - EVEN WHEN NOT POTTY TRAINING
A few weeks ago as my wife and I lay in bed, probably watching Ozark, I heard the noise that no pup parent ever wants to hear…
The regurgitating-are-you-about-to-cough-or-throw-up noise that only dogs can make.
It’s the type of noise that will get your attention no matter what. Even if you’re in a deep sleep!
I quickly pulled a puppy pad out from my nightstand drawer, tossed it to my wife, and she placed it under my dog Scout’s mouth.
Scout proceeded to throw up…
RIGHT ON THE PUPPY PAD! 🙌
It was a moment that typically would have been dreadful but was actually slightly blissful. And that was only because I had a puppy pad handy and ready!
Moments like this happen WAY more frequently than you might think, especially when you have a puppy.
Having puppy pads readily available can protect your carpets, couches, and comforters from nasty messes!
But those aren’t the only places… ⬇️
Related Reading: Guide to Potty Pads for Dogs
WHERE I KEEP PUPPY PADS
Now that we’ve established that puppy pads are an absolute life-saver, where should you keep them?!
There are everyday places like near a crate, dog bed, or puppy play area but there are some unique spots that’ll save you some cleaning time, too!
Here are spots I love to keep puppy pads at all times:
- Car, usually in the glove box, middle compartment, or another convenient area
- Dog bag, whatever you take when you go to the park or on a walk with your pup
- Purse/backpack, the space a potty pad takes up will be well worth the benefits of having it on you when you least expect the need for it
- On a bedside table/nightstand, see the story above 😜
- In your main living room area, essentially wherever you spend the most time in your home… It’s almost certain your pup will vomit, poop, or throw up in that area at some point
Hopefully, you get the point! Having puppy pads readily available in common areas of your home, car or bag will save you in the long run.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON PUPPY PADS FOR MESS CLEAN UP
Puppy pads are first and foremost for potty training a puppy, but they can serve as a quick clean-up tool too!
I highly highly recommend you snag some puppy pads here (up to 15% off)! Or, don’t… and risk all kinds of nasty messes ending up on places you don’t want them 😉
Have a funny (or not-so-funny) dog cleanup story? Tell us in the comments!