Sometimes when you are potty training your puppy, getting outside on time is not an option. If you have a disability or live in an apartment where getting to the outside takes some time, you may opt to train your puppy to use a pee pad indoors. Other scenarios where pee pads may be a good option are when you are going to have to leave your puppy for extended periods of time without being able to take him outside, such as when you are at work. It should be remembered though, that puppies need attention other than just a bathroom break, and leaving a puppy for extended periods of time without care is not a good option. Sometimes extenuating circumstances occur.
If pee pads are the way you are planning on training your puppy, there are a variety of commercially available options of absorbent pads, some are even scented to encourage your puppy to eliminate. Remember, however, that once you have trained your puppy to use a pee pad indoors, it may be more difficult to teach him to eliminate outdoors. Pee pads are a good solution in many circumstances though, when getting your puppy outside to pee is not viable.