Product Type: Trixie dog accessories
Newest Review: ... it seemed a bit much but bought them anyway! Silly man! Well, it was these Trixie Disposable Floor Mats he came home with. The packag... more
Perfect for puppy messes!
Trixie Disposable Floor Mat
Member Name: MikeBorry
Trixie Disposable Floor Mat
Advantages: Keeps puppy messes off the floor.
Disadvantages: Way too expensive for my liking!!!!
~ Trixie Disposable Floor Mat ~
At the beginning of the summer holidays we decided to get a puppy and after seeing her and deciding that she was indeed going to be coming home with us, I went to town to get all the things required. I bought a collar and lead, feeding bowls, puppy food, toys, a bed, a blanket and puppy pads. I initially bought the disposable floor pads from Poundland where a pack of five mats cost yep, £1. At the time I only bought one pack as I didn't know if Mookie would even use them but she seemed to get along fine with them and of course we soon ran out. It was then I made the mistake of telling my hubby to get some puppy pads on his way home. He knew I had bought them from Poundland but for some reason beyond me, he decided he would get some from a pet shop, not just any pet shop either, but the only local independent pet shop we have where shall we say the prices are a little steep, no scrap that the prices are extortionate! We have a bearded dragon Drako, and we have to buy his live food from there begrudgingly as we don't have a Pets at Home local to us, my brother or father will sometimes pick us up some Locusts from a Pets at Home where they charge £6 for three boxes, in this local independent pet shop they charge £3.40 a box! So you can imagine the prices on other things, anyway my hubby paid £10.60 for a pack of seven puppy pads ... £10.60! Madness, and the worst thing about it is, he thought it seemed a bit much but bought them anyway! Silly man!
Well, it was these Trixie Disposable Floor Mats he came home with. The packaging wasn't even anything special just a plastic bag that needs to be tore open, on the front of the pack is a little dog with a mat. All the relevant information is held on the packet too.
I should have framed this pack not used it but I needed a puppy mat for Mookie so I ripped the bag open and removed one of the mats. I can honestly say there is no difference between these mats and the ones I had from Poundland.
The bag cannot be resealed once open and the pads are simply folded up in the pack, they are easy enough to remove.
The back of the mat is a pale blue plastic and the top part is a white diamond patterned padded area. You place these with the blue part facing the floor and the white bit facing upwards. They are a way of protecting your floor from doggy accidents and as Mookie was just a pup she was often having 'wee' accidents around the house, she managed the poo part brilliantly and would bark to be left out to the garden but the weeing is taking it's time, anyway she sort of got the hang of it and would go over to the puppy mat to have a wee and they do a great job of absorbing the liquid. I change the mats on a daily basis, more often if needed. I haven't noticed that they cause any nasty smells at all but I think if they were left down longer they may start to smell!
After using the Trixie pack I went back to the Poundland ones as I saw no difference at all.
I do think they are a great way to train a puppy and they do protect my floor. As I have said I saw no difference between the cheaper ones and these ones so I won't go out of my way to buy more expensive ones at any point in the near future.
The pads measure 60cm x 40cm so they cover a nice area which is plenty big enough for the dog to 'go' on.
To dispose of I simply fold it into a carrier bag and pop it in my wheelie bin.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: My puppy likes to pee on the mats!