1. Begin by placing the pad, blue plastic side down, in a confined area. 2. Place the dog or puppy on the pad a few times to smell the pad and get used to it. 3. If the dog or puppy relieves itself somewhere else, bring it back to the pad immediately. 4. Continue bringing the dog or puppy back to the pad to reinforce that this is the place to soil. 5. Once the dog or puppy has learned to relieve itself in the proper place indoors, begin moving the pads gradually closer to the door and finally outdoors to complete the training process. 6. Dispose of soiled pads and place a new one it its place as needed. Hartz Maximum Protection Training Pads are perfect for dogs and puppies that must stay indoors for long periods of time. Simply follow these housebreaking directions, skipping step 5.