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Issues related to housebreaking, training a pet to use certain areas and problems encountered with toileting issues, such as marking.

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How to stop one cat from using another cats box

I have 4 cats and 4 boxes. They're all good animals but one has anxiety and temperment. 3 cats will use any box, don't care , she will only use her box and once another cat uses it she will no longer ...
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How can I make my dog guest show that she needs the toilet rather than that she wants to go home?

My parents have a female border collie of 5 or 6 years old. I have lived with my parents (and the border collie) up until recently. I have my own place now. She’s visiting while my parents are on ...
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Cat: Sanitary Issues and Peeing Outside The Box

I have a two year old Bengal who, since she was a kitten: Doesn't cover her pee or poop in the litter box after she is done. Meaning, if she comes back to a littler box with uncovered pee/poop, she'...
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Adult “house trained” Dog Using Bathroom While In Crate

Our dog uses the bathroom while in the crate. Sunday it was pretty bad, as he was walked around 8 AM, and then was taken out to go to the bathroom at 10 AM. He was then put in the crate. We arrived ...
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My dog when left alone in a room while poop and eat it. Even after walk (with #2)

Hello I have a a 7/8 month old puppy who does not like to be left alone at all, which for the most part she never is. We've trained her to be calm while we are at work but the real challenge is when ...
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My kitten keeps peeing on a specific place outside of his litter box

Note : There are a lot of questions about can and toilet issues but I didn't find any matching my personnal issue (same spot everytime, cat still uses the litter box). Here are some questions that I ...
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Do cats prefer transparent or opaque litter boxes?

I've put together a ventilation system for a custom litter box that constantly flushes its internal atmosphere with outside air using a fan system: /| +--------------+...
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How to teach my 2 year old dog to use a potty patch?

My wife and I adopted a 2-year old rescue Daschsund/Jack Russel mix a week ago. She's settling in quite well but we're having trouble potty-training her. We bought a little fake grass potty patch ...
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10 week Havachon menace, tantrum crying/howling in crate and playpen constantly, compounded by biting

We have several problems. Main Problem: Howling/crying bloody murder What happens: Howls, barks angrily, jumping up at the door of crate/barrier Sometimes bites/gnaws on barrier/crate Compounds ...
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What options can I give my dog to stop her peeing in the house?

I have a 6 year old 13 lb little doggie named Pearl. She seems to pee on the carpet about 1-2 times per week. My wife and I both work and so Pearl is home alone for 6-8 hours during the day without ...
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Puppy sleeping on a different room

I'm currently in the process of raising my first puppy (a Dachshund). She's 6 weeks old and about to get her first vaccine. I've had a few dogs before and even litters from my previous pets, but ...
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How to litterbox train an adult dog, that has not be previously housebroken?

I would like to train my small adult dog to use a litter box (or puppy pads). Currently he is not housebroken and messes all over the house. I am not sure if I should use a litterbox (like for a ...
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Puppy potty training, should we keep using pad or crate dog to reinforce only outside potty [duplicate]

My 9 week old puppy knows to use a pad inside but she goes frequently (she wont wait till we go outside again to pee), i know she can hold it as she has held it through the night (6 hours) , but when ...
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What size should a dog toilet area with weekly cleanup be?

We want buy a bearded collie {40–60 lbs (18–27 kg)} and want to have a designated dog toilet in the garden. What size should it be if we plan to scoop poop once per week? Anything else we should ...
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Is it really necessary to have a litter box for every cat? If so, why? [duplicate]

I've always been told that I should have as many litter boxes as I do cats. I'm wondering if this is medically-based or is it personal pet preference (as I've heard that some cats merely won't share ...
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My 7 Months of Golden Retriever Pees inside when he's alone [duplicate]

I have a 7 months of male golden retriever. First we were using pee pads but once he was 4-5 months old, we started outside training. He is totally fine when we are at home, he can keep his pee for 4-...
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Puppy does not seem to understand that she is not suposed to pee inside [duplicate]

I have a puppy - Presa Canario 3.5 months female. She does get walks every 3.5 hours. Sleeps in the crate during the night. She does not seem to understand that she is not supposed to pee inside - I ...
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3 month large breed puppy thinks it's ok to pee in the house

My 3 month 30lb large breed Poopy(not real name) can hold her pee. We spent one weekend constantly monitoring her pee situation, and she didn't have an accident once in the house. Then during the week,...
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How to make my dog pee inside our apartment

One year ago we adopted a small female dog that we named Lola. At that time she was 1 and half years old, so now she is 2 and a half. Lola was abandoned with her puppies before being rescued. She ...
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How to minimize litter being tracked out of a custom litter box?

tl;dr- I'm making a litter box and I want to design it in a way that prevents cats from tracking much litter out of it. How could this be done? I'm designing a do-it-yourself litter box because ...
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How To House Break a Stubborn Rescue

TL;DR Everything that has worked for me in the past is failing miserably. When I let her out, she knows to go but she's terrible at alerting me1 especially if I'm asleep; nor does she seem to have ...
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Covered cat litter box with space?

I have a regular covered litter box that my cats use. But I've noticed that they always poop where the entrance is, and that makes sense. Who wants to walk on poopy sand? Are there any covered litter ...
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Are there any good, inexpensive methods to reduce the amount of litter I'm exposing myself to?

I clean out numerous cat litter boxes either every day or every other day. I do what I can to avoid breathing in the dust from the litter by using cheap/flimsy masks, covering my mouth and nostrils ...
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My dog poops in the house to let me know she's mad

No picture needed. :) I have a 6-year old Weimaraner who gets anxious every time we leave the house. Crating her is not an option. We practice the normal routine of down playing leaving & arriving....
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Help with house breaking a Malamute puppy

We recently brought a malamute puppy into our home. He is almost 12 weeks old and very well behaved generally. Also he is a fantastic fun to have. However we're having trouble house breaking him. I'...
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Dynamic location for crate potty training

I am considering getting my first dog which will be a German Shepherd or Border Collie puppy. The thing I am most worried about is effectively potty training the puppy. After doing some research, I ...
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Kitten going potty next to litter box

My kitten had been pooping in a corner, so I put a litter box in that corner. It's a large box for his size with low walls and is kept clean. He walks into the box, scratches around, and then exits ...
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Kitten pooping in same spot

My kitten is 7 weeks old and I have had him for a week. He has been using his litter box just fine until yesterday. He disappeared in a corner and I find a pile of poopies. I picked it up and put it ...
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Should kitten be isolated to one room?

My kitten is still in the process of potty training. I have only had him for a week so he is still learning the layout of the house. He has only had one accident during this time. Should I lock him up ...
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Kitten eating clumping litter

I just got a new kitten, 7 weeks old. He has been in the house for about 2-3 days and has gone pee multiple times and pooped once. He is litter trained, but he has been chewing on litter. I am unsure ...
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My Puppy started peeing in the crate, what should I do to make sure she doesn't pick up the habit? [duplicate]

We've had the puppy 5 days, which makes her 9 weeks old. She has slept in the crate every night with very little whining. Today was the first time she has peed in the crate and it was in the middle ...
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How best to discipline a kitten?

We have a 3 month old kitten, he's lovely but his biggest problem is peeing on our bed. He slept in the kids room when we first got him, to keep him seperate from our dog but they're now getting along ...
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Dog peeing in house when gone

I have an almost 3 year old beagle mix, I have had him since he was just a bit under a year old. He is house trained and used to never pee or poop in the floor. Now he's gotten to the point where he ...
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Why does my dog poop in the house when he's alone?

My dog is a three year old Shiba Inu/Yorkie mix. No matter how frequent his potty breaks are, he only poops when nobody is home (never longer than 2 hours). He was alone for an hour and 30 minutes ...
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Why does my cat immediately use the litter box when I'm in the same room?

So our litter box is in a corner in the living room in our apartment. Aside from obsessively weird behaviours (scratching and burying for 10+ minutes after using the litter box, or pawing at the water ...
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What types of kitty litter are there and what else can be used as kitty litter?

What types of kitty litter are there? What type of materials can be used as kitty litter? Answering the following question got me searching for some resources on here. Kitten always gets dirty ...
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Kitten always gets dirty from stool

I have approx 3 month old kitten. After poo it usually put hands on the stool and hands get dirty. It is really annoying because then it roams around and smell is everywhere, is it due to the size of ...
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Why is my kitten pooping downstairs? [duplicate]

We got a kitten a while ago. She was about 8 weeks. We had her litter box downstairs but eventually moved it upstairs because she figured out how to go upstairs and was spending all her time up there. ...
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Will playing near undesirable pee location dissuade future soiling?

My cat has peed on the sofa. Will playing with her at/near the sofa reinforce or prevent her from choosing that location again for peeing? My intuition is that if she develops a happy association with ...
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Train grown outdoor cat using the litter box

I have a grown outdoor cat. We will move in a few months and then we want the cat to stay in the house for the first days in the new home. So in those days my cat has to use the litter box. How to ...
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My cat is peeing around the litter box

So my cat reacted once we had our first child. My cat is 16 years old and was very cuddly so I'm fairly sure this is part of the problem. We had noticed she had started peeing around her litter box, ...
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Why do my two cats use one litter box for pooping and the other for peeing?

I had two cats, and I was wondering as to why they use one litterbox for only pooping while use the other for only peeing? They used to poop in the litterbox A (both) and pee in litterbox B (also ...
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Why is my 4 year old feral rescue pooping on the living room area rug every night? [duplicate]

My feral cat that is is now 4 yrs old (I rescued him when he was around 1 year old!)started pooping on my living room area rug. He never did that before. He seems perfectly healthy with no signs of ...
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My cat keeps peeing on my stairs! [duplicate]

Please respond to this question My cat keeps peeing on the bottom of our staircase. I think I've figured out what started it: we brought home another cat, after one of our cats ran away, and he ...
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How do I get my dog to stop peeing in the house when he has a doggie door?

I have recently had to go back to work leaving my 9 year old Schnoodle all alone for 9-10 hours a day. Every day when I come home he is excited to see me then lays in his bed once I come in the house. ...
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Why does my chihuahua still pee in house after I take him out?

I take my dogs out 10+ times a day because they are small dogs with small bladders. My male chihuahua (he's 5) is potty trained but it seems like when he's done doing his business outside he will ...
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Cat sometimes use the litter, others use the kitchen floor

Even though I bought every brand out there, I can't find a way to make my cat use the litter-box consistently. She usually uses my kitchen floor more often. I clean the box daily, so I don't think it ...
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Can I use an unused bath as a litter box?

I have an extra bathroom which no one in the house uses, we put our cat's litter box in it. I love cats alot so I was thinking if I ended up adopting alot of them (being able to take care of them all ...
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Why does my cat suddenly poop and pee where she is not supposed to? [duplicate]

My five year old female cat suddenly started pooping under my bed and in front of my shower in the corner and peeing right down the front of her box and just in front of it. And her pee is really ...
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Why does my cat poop (but not pee) on the floor?

I have 2 cats, and they seem to hate each other. They have been for a long time and they just don't get along. But one of them (the female) always uses the litterbox. The male never uses the litterbox....