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Questions tagged [toilet-training]

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 do I litter train my rabbit, Oreo? [duplicate]

I had recently adopted a rabbit, and the previous owner had informed me that he had trouble being litter trained, with no further information. How do I get him to use the litter tray?
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Outdoor training my “too-good” dog

My 9-month old cavatzu (a shitzu mix) is perfectly pad trained. As a baby, she learned to go on a pad in our kitchen. When we moved apartments, she nicely adapted to going in our new laundry room. ...
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We have an 18 yr old male cat who has ALWAYS done his business OUTSIDE. We have recently moved house and he will now not pee or poop outside

We have recently moved house (first time in his life). He is going into other quiet rooms in the house to do his business. Although he is an older cat he is still very astute and understands ...
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Got an 11-week male lab puppy. We live in NY city apartments and I am not sure if he has received any shots. I have a few questions

My wife and I got a new male lab puppy, who is living with us in our apartment. I have a few questions, I would really appreciate if you could me out here. Issue: Not sure if the puppy has received ...
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Retraining elderly cat to use litter box

I have an elderly cat who has a history of digestion issues. A couple months ago he started having severe constipation, which he alerted me to by pooping on the floor in front of the litter box ...
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How can I teach my 5 months old blind kitten to use the litter box properly?

My 5 months old blind kitten is a normal cat in most aspects but has a few blind-cat quirks. He instinctively knows how to use a litter box. More or less. Sometimes he does his business next to the ...
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House breaking a 3 month old daschound that has never been in a house before now

I have a daschound puppy that we bought from a family friend that breeds them it was the last puppy there and has been outside since day one. When we got her she used the bathroom in the house and we ...
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Boyfriend's dog peed on me

So my boyfriend has an almost ten-year-old pom/Yorkie dog. Before moving in with him he did tell me that she didn’t really like females but she seemed to like me. Well, when he lived with another ...
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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 ...