Unless you live in an apartment and cant take your dog outside to pee then this is useless. I consistenly took my puppy out every 2 hours out at first and an hour after eating/drinking water to go pee, then when he got older i lengthened the time interval to 3-4 hours and now he can hold it in for a good while. I may have used about 3 or 4 of these and when he was really small he may have peed on it once only and even then i think he peed on the pad out of sheer luck. The other pads i had used were torn to bits by him. I occasionally use them as a substitute for paper towels which they are pretty good for.