When your dog wants to go outside to go potty, put on his leash and lead him to BrilliantPad and see if he will use the platform. If your dog goes potty on BrilliantPad, praise profusely and give him treats. Thereafter, continue leading him to the machine on a leash whenever it is potty time. After one to two weeks, your dog should feel comfortable going potty on BrilliantPad without being led there.
If your dog is not ready to use BrilliantPad inside right away, then, when you take your dog outside to go potty, take a transition pad or a traditional dog pad outside with you. Put the pad on the ground when your dog shows signs of potty behavior. Then use the leash to lead your dog to the pad. Praise your dog and give him treats if he successfully goes on the pad.
Repeat until your dog is OK going on the pad outside. Bring the pad indoors and put it on BrilliantPad. Then lead your dog by the leash to the machine with a slightly soiled pad on the platform.
Additional BrilliantPad transition pads can be ordered on our website.
To help your dog transition, once your dog is OK using a pad outdoors, place your dog on the BrilliantPad platform center indoors at the following times:
- Every 2-3 hours
- When your dog wakes up
- After playing
- 10-15 minutes after eating
- After noticing pacing, circling or sniffing
Give your dog lots of praise and treats if he stays on the platform even if he does not go potty. After a while, your dog should start going potty on pad surface atop BrilliantPad.
If your dog does not go potty on the pad on the machine, then continue bringing a pad with you when you walk your dog and then try to reintroduce your dog to BrilliantPad after a few days.
It may take a few days or weeks to train your dog to make this transition. Afterall, it’s take
a lot of time to teach an old dog a new trick! Stick with it!