Becoming a Dog Parent? [Guide to Caring Your Pups with Puppy Pads]

Becoming a Dog Parent? [Guide to Caring Your Pups with Puppy Pads]

Congratulations on being a dog parent!

Bringing a paw friend to your home is exciting and rewarding, and it can fill your life with love and companionship.

Kid with puppy

However, having a puppy is a huge responsibility and challenge as well. As you not only have to train the pup to use a wee wee pad, but also give the little guy a quality life.

In this complete guide, we'll explore everything you need to know to become a loving and responsible dog parent.

First Things First: Prepare the environment

Before your new puppy arrives, it's important to ensure that your home is safe and free from potential hazards. Puppies are naturally curious and love to explore, so make sure to puppy-proof your home by removing any potential hazards such as cleaning supplies, electrical cords, or anything they could potentially swallow.

Think about certain areas if you want to restrict the puppy’s access since they can be very curious about everything. Keep the puppy in an area where you can watch it using a baby gate or locked doors.

Establish potty spot

I will discuss about this in more details later but establishing a potty spot is very important, as you don’t want the puppy to wee anywhere in the home.

Therefore, put a highly absorbent puppy pad in a corner or anywhere you think will the puppy feel safe, then you can wait until the new star arrives.

Go slowly

I understand that the entire family must be happy and delighted to welcome a new family member home. But you might not want to overwhelm the little thing with too much excitement or noise on the first day. Allow the new puppy to adjust to its surroundings and get some downtime amid all the hoopla.

Just help your paw friend to accommodate slowly over time. This is much preferable to overwhelming them with boisterous games, hugs, and contact as they attempt to discover their hind legs.

When your paw friend is ready, start introducing each family member one person at a time if possible. Let the pups know each of you slowly. Keep young children under your care the first time they meet the puppy. Explain to them what’s going on, and don't let them pick up the puppy until it is used to children.

Second: Get Your Pups’ Essential Supplies

Why is getting your pup’s essential supplies important? Because each puppy is unique and they have specific needs that are different adult dogs, and it’s also important to make sure everything you have to keep them healthy, happy, and comfortable.

Food and Water Bowls

First of all, you’ll need to get your paw friend’s food and water bowls. These should be made of safe and durable materials, such as stainless steel or ceramic. Make sure the bowls are the appropriate size for your puppy's breed and age, and consider purchasing a raised feeder to prevent your puppy from having to strain their neck and back while eating.

High-quality Foods

Food is another essential thing to prepare before bringing the new puppy home. Choose high-quality dog foods that meet the pups’ nutritional needs. Don’t give them human food yet as they can be extremely harmful to puppies. Make sure your little paw friend always has access to clean and fresh water.

Puppy Toys

Puppies are very playful, so you'll need to get them some toys to keep them entertained. You can choose the toys that are designed for puppies, like soft plush toys or chew toys that can be safe for them to grow teeth.

Keep in mind, it's important to avoid toys that are small enough for your puppy to swallow, as this can pose a choking hazard.

Super Absorbent Puppy Pads

Use a puppy training pad to start potty training paw friends right away.
When it comes to purchasing puppy pads, here are a few things to consider:
  • Super absorbent
  • 100% leak protection
  • Odour control
  • Built-in attractant
  • Human-grade

Asahi Paws Puppy Pads

And this is where Asahi Paws puppy pads shine. The charcoal puppy training pads are essential for your paw friend’s potty training.
  • To entice your paw friends to approach and use the pad, Asahi Paws Charcoal Potty Training Pads have built-in attractants.
  • To give you an odour-free home, our charcoal puppy pads are also designed to effectively control odours by absorbing your paw friends' urine, neutralising them faster than regular pads.
  • With 6 layers of charcoal and a super-absorbent polymer combination, it gives you unbeatable leakage protection, making potty training for your paw friend an effortless task.

Brush or Comb

Grooming is also an essential part of caring for your puppy. You'll need to get a brush or comb to keep their fur clean and tangle-free. Depending on your puppy's breed, you may also need to get a special shampoo and conditioner. It's also important to get nail clippers to keep your puppy's nails trimmed.

Puppy Tag

After giving your paw friend a special name, you might want to get them a tag with their name and contact information. In case your puppy ever gets lost, you can also get your puppy microchipped for added protection.

Third: Start Potty Training Your Pups

Potty training is a long process that requires patience and consistency, but with the right approach, your paw friend will be fully potty trained in no time.

Choose the right puppy training pads

As I mentioned before, choosing the right puppy training pads is the first step but also very important. It will save you a ton of time. Keep in mind:
  • Super absorbent
  • 100% leak protection
  • Odour control
  • Built-in attractant
  • Human-grade

Establish a potty training routine

Puppies thrive on routine, so try to take your pup out to potty at the same times every day. This includes first thing in the morning, after meals, after naps, and before bedtime. As your puppy gets older, they'll be able to hold their bladder for longer periods of time.

Be patient and consistent

Patience and consistency are key to potty training your paw friends.

Potty training can take several weeks or even months, so don't get discouraged if your puppy has accidents. Remember to praise and reward your puppy when they go potty outside and never punish them for accidents indoors.

Learn more: 7 Steps to Train Puppy to Wee on Pad


As a fellow dog parent, I know that it’s an exciting moment to welcome your paw friend to their new home. Hence, this article covered 3 important things to consider:
  • Prepare for the environment
  • Get your pup’s essential supplies
  • Start potty training your paw friend

No matter which step you are at, choosing the right puppy training pads is the must do for your pups, because it will make everything easier and smoother for both you and your new paw friend.

Asahi Paws offers Charcoal and Regular types of puppy pads for you to consider:

  • To better train your puppy, both puppy pads have built-in attractant.
  • To give you an ordour-free home, both have superb ordour control.
  • To offer extra leak protection, the Charcoal pads have 6-layers whereas the regular ones have 5.
  • To keep your home organized even with a “crazy” puppy at home, Asahi Paws puppy training pads all have 4 adhesive sticky tapes to give you easy.

Start potty training your pups today!


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