I believe that it's inevitable that this winter will result in many "puppy accidents" inside.
Daisy has already made it clear she hates the cold winter, and that she cannot hold her bladder for the duration of the night.
The hormones have helped. There have been significantly fewer accidents.
A puppy pad has been placed out and she has taken to it.
But, the downside is that I HATE PUPPY PADS.
I bought the eco friendy ones. They SUCK.
I don't want to buy them, or throw them out.
Like femine hygiene bads and diapers, they probably don't decompose in the landfill very well.
So! I've decided to make my own!
There aren't many tutorials. So I kinda winged it.
I used what I know about making my feminine hygiene pads to make them.
Because it uses PUL fabric it was slightly expensive.
Diaper Flannel (twice as much)
Flannel. (I found cute puppy dog fabrics)
PUL Fabric (waterproof stuff)
I bought 1.4 metres of flannel and pul and made 6 training pads!
I choose dimensions that were half the width of the fabric, and then into thirds. Turned out to be 19inches by 22 inches. This was super rough. And I trimmed a lot more down.
Then the pattern fabric was fused to two layers of diaper flannel.
when I say fused. i mean I stitched lopsided squares into it. I didn't really make a lot of effort to be super precise. I figured it was just a pee pad.
Then with right sides together, I matched the flannels with the pul fabric.
After trimming up some edges they were stitched together
That's right, turn it inside out, and iron!
I like to leave a gap in the middle of one side (instead of a corner.
I iron it all together and then do a top stitch around the whole thing.
Put it down in the puppy pee area (this area needs to be changed)
So far, nobody has used them.
Then again nobody has gone inside.
I hope to find some of that puppy urine spray, or wait for an accident to happen and rub it all over it so they know that this is where to go.
Hubby is worried that they'll want to take naps on it.