So continue using the puppy pads and just hope he's understands the pattern I'm trying to set? Sent from Petguide.com Free App
I know this is probably going against what others have said but personally, if you are going to be around to train your little guy, I would not use the training pads at all if possible.
The best way to house train a puppy in my experience, is to take them outside as soon as they wake from sleeping, after playing, eating etc. Other than that, every 20 - 30 minutes throughout the day.
Using training pads only teaches the puppy that it is ok to potty inside the house. Even during the night, you will need to get up maybe twice at this age to take puppy outside to potty. You can extend the times as pup gets older. Our last puppy was completley clean and dry at night by around 14 weeks.
As for eating their "no no's" if you show disgust or anger at this action, it will only serve to make the pup more anxious and continue to eat it. If you distract immediately, ignore the fact that the pup has gone where you don't want it to, and clean it up away from pup's view.
When pup performs outside, where you want him to go, be prepared with a very tasty treat, and praise, praise, praise!!!
Your puppy isn't being naughty by pottying in the wrong place, he is a baby who needs to learn. Remember also, like a baby, they can't hold it for long, this comes with age and practice.
If you set yourself up for success, use positive methods not ones which cause fear and anxiousness, you will have a happy household with very few accidents.
Our last litter was incredibly easy to housetrain, as I had them in a routine. This was with a litter of 7, so once you get the hang of it with 1 it should be easy.