I happened to have 7 week old pups who had never seen or used one- so this was a tough test. They immediately went to it after setting it up in a smaller X-Pen, to help them adjust to the new potty (as pictured). Within seconds, they were peeing on it and we had a couple poo accidents beside the potty. Hey- that's an impressive first try for the little tykes. By the second morning, we had all pups successfully using the Bark Potty. Not a single accident, and the puppies adapted effortlessly. At this age, without the typical acclimation that begins at 3 weeks old, I'm thrilled.
As a breeder, keeping pups clean is a constant challenge and the older they get, the messier they are. My typical day is filled with continuous cleaning and washing bedding to prevent accidents and keep things spotless. Pups go potty where they smell waste- so even when they poo in the right spot- if they step in it, roll in it, etc, the bedding gets soiled too. Then they all start going potty on their bedding instead of in the litter box. I was concerned that starting out this late in the game would include some chewing on the cardboard or ripping up the netting. Nope! They sniffed around and explored, tried to chew some bark ( as all pups do at this age- no biggie, once they have a taste they stop. They all do this with the pine pellets as well).
Final opinion? It's a yes! Watch for updates videos to come - all of our puppies will be using the Bark Potty moving forward and we will offer them to our families too. Love it! Thanks Bark Potty !!