I've never used pee pads, and I’m not a fan of them because I've heard they can be confusing for a dog/puppy. They are used indoors, which means the puppy is going in the house. I'd suggest taking a puppy outside every few hours and giving them a LOT of praise when they do their business out there. The scheduled potty times have always worked for me. Also, I’d ditch the pee pads unless you absolutely have no choice.