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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Cat toilet training with two cats - one gets it, the other doesn't

We have two cats. We bought the City Kitty kit for toilet training. It worked flawlessly for one cat, but only some of the time for the other cat. We made it up to the last ring before she started ...
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Why is the 7 yr old cat pooping all over the house? [duplicate]

This is not a new thing. He has loose stools uses the litter box. There are several times he relieves himself wherever he happens to be when all he has to do is go to the box. He has 2 boxes and ...
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Is it fine if my 2 week kitten hasn’t pooped in 2 days?

I got a 2 week orphan kitty 2 days ago and we’ve been feeding him every 5 hours and stimulating him after, but he only pees, no poop. Now i’m starting to be concerned because it’s been 2 full days ...
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How do cats decide which litter box to use?

I have two cats and three litter boxes. It seems that some days they will both go mostly in box A, with a little bit in boxes B and C, and other days they will go mostly in box B, with a little bit in ...
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Can I get a young female cat to aim properly in the litter box?

I adopted a 4 month old kitten three weeks ago. She was bottle-raised in an animal shelter with siblings, without adult cats. My kitten and the littermates were considered properly litter trained at ...
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Is it possible to keep cat litter on balcony during winter (down to -10°C)

I'm planning to have a cat or even a pair. I really don't like the smell and look (and noises during "producing") of cat in the litter box and what it lefts behind. So I have an idea to put the ...
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How do I stop my puppy from peeing in the house when she doesn’t see me

My 6 month old puppy is the hardest puppy I have ever had to house train nothing seems to work. She will go outside and then pee in the house if she doesn’t see me. If I go up stairs she will pee if I ...
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My puppy pees when she doesn’t see me [duplicate]

My 6 month old puppy will pee in the house when I go up stairs or some where she can’t see me. Even though she just used the bathroom outside.
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How can I get my dog to obey and do his business in the garden instead of inside the house?

N.B.: I'm not living at the same location as my fiancée right now, so I can't take action directly. My fiancée has a Shih Tzu who'll soon be 5 years old. He had a habit of refusing do his business ...
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How can I teach my cat how to properly bury her own poop?

My cat (a 2 year old female Bengal) has a few issues related to the litter box; one of the strangest is that she can't seem to figure out how to properly bury her poop. She'll go to the litter box, do ...
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training middle-aged cat to excrete outside

summary: ~10-year-old female has been venturing outside for several months, after (per unverified claim) having been an indoor-only cat. She will come inside to excrete (urinate, defecate), then go ...
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Dog pee on wrong place but only when I'm awake

I have a 3 months old pug and at first he can roam around the house but noticed he needs to be house trained. Now he's allowed only in my room where I can monitor him and let him go out if I'll go ...
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How can I teach my cat to use the toilet?

Recently I have adopted a cat from a non-profit organization. It's nearly 2 months old and a little shy. How can I train her to use the toilet instead of urinate on the floor. It's frustrating to ...
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How to stop my cat from urinating on the new carpet?

My kitty is 12 years old. He's indoor/outdoor. We moved a couple months ago and now either the door is left open so he can come and go freely, or he's trapped inside. He hasn't tried to get me to open ...
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How clean are pets?

I am troubled and afraid of pets because of hygiene reasons but almost everyone is telling me I should not consider hygiene as a reason to avoid them and be appalled. I am a person that loves hygiene....
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Kitten pees in the litter box but poops outside of it? [duplicate]

one of my 4 month old kittens has a very bad habit of pooping outside the litter box yet peeing in it. I don't know why he does this, i keep the boxes PRISTINE and he's used the litter box(es) several ...
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How to litter train a cat if both my husband and I work away from home all day?

My 8 years old boy loves cats, but I work a full time job and of course my son would be at school at the same time that I work. I would like to get a cat, but am concerned about how to litter train ...
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How do I teach my dog to go potty on command?

I have run across several articles detailing how to teach a dog to potty on command, and I would like to teach this to my lab mix. Months ago, I chose the cue word "empty" and said it nearly every ...
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What to do when my nearly 4 month old kitten only sometimes uses the litter box?

So a little under a month ago I bought 2 kittens. Rambo & Simba, they're brothers. Rambo has no problem using the litter box(es) (I have 3) and he's what you'd expect from a kitten: playful, ...
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Should I adopt a stray kitten even if it's too much responsibility?

I have been feeding a group of stray cats for a while, particularly an orphan kitten because she is very skinny. I don't have the heart to part with her. She does not come forward to eat along with ...
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Adult Golden Doodle needs to stay home alone for 10 hours on weekdays, having trouble with accidents

I recently moved an hour away from my job, my 5 year old male Golden Doodle is house trained, he never has accidents when I'm home nor did he while I was at work before I moved, but now that I'm gone ...
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In a multiple cat home, how many litter boxes should you have?

I have seen a few suggestions in answers to other questions about it. But when I look I can never find it. If I have multiple cats in my home, how many litter boxes should I have?
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How do I stop my cat from peeing in her crate?

I have a 3 year old female cat whom I have to put in a crate (a large dog crate) at night or when I leave the house, because otherwise she'll tear up cords and get on the counters inside the house. ...
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Why does only one of my cats use the 'Litter Robot'?

I have two cats and I recently got a new litter robot. Per the websites suggestions I put the litter robot next to the old litter box and stopped cleaning it to entice my cats to use the robot instead....
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Dogsitting: 2-year-old dog refuses to pee outside, then deliberately pees inside

I dogsit sometimes and just took on a new client yesterday. She's a mostly sweet two-year-old poodle, except for the peeing (and sometimes pooping) inside thing. I've now walked her three times: ...
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2 male cats only one uses litter boxes

I have 2 neutered male cats one is Leo he's 1 & 1/2 and smokey is 9 years he was a outdoor cat until recently (2 weeks ago) when his brother got injured. I have 3 cat boxes and Leo has sprayed ...
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Bunny pees on bed

I live in a small two rooms apartment (living room + bedroom) with my girlfriend. We adopted a two-years-old rabbit in September and, after the first two weeks, he is a very easy-going rabbit: he ...
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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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Outdoor cat comes in and pees on my bed

The cat in question is a female. She is probably 5 or 6 years old, maybe older, outdoor farm cat. She has always lived outside but is super friendly and loves to be petted. When I let her in I put ...
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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 in 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 personal issue (same spot every time, 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 ...