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I am at my wit's end trying to teach my Maltese puppy to use a pee pad. She uses it in her playpen, but not downstairs
I've tried rewards and praise. She knows where she is supposed to go because sometimes she gets on the pad and stays for a couple of minutes hoping for a reward, without doing anything.
When she starts to go on the carpet, if I see her and stand up, she will run to the pad. I don't know what to do.
She was born June 5, and I have had her since she was eight weeks old. I put her on the pad about every two hours, but sometimes she will walk right off and go on the carpet. The pad is in a crate downstairs.
Can you please offer any suggestions? This is making me crazy. Thanks for any help you can offer.
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