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 can I stop a cat from preventing another cat in the house from using the litter box?

When going to work, two cats are left alone in the house. When coming home at night, there's a big mess on the floor. The only solution so far has been to put the aggressive cat inside a cat carrier ...
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What can I do to stop my cat urinating indoors?

My cat is normally very well behaved - he is used to going outside and always uses his litter box. However he has recently had surgery on his foot and must stay indoors and wear a cone on his head ...
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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 to handle potty/pee training in apartment setting on 16th floor

I live in a apartment on 16th floor, I just got a labrador puppy, I am not sure how to potty/pee train him, right now he poops in the balcony and pees on pad, I hope to transition pad to bathroom, and ...
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Toy Poodle Pees Everywhere

I have a Toy poodle who just turned 2 on October 5th. I will admit that, as pet owners, we have been relatively just spoiling him and not giving him anything for a while. In the past couple of months, ...
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Kitten stopped using litter tray after having had diarrhea

TL;DR at bottom. I've bought a new kitten 2 weeks ago. I had her confined to a room the first few days, with litter box and food/water. After a few days, I've let her roam the whole apartment, and ...
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My dog is destroying things and peeing inside when I am at work. How can I get him to stop?

I have a 7.5 year old pit bull and he likes to destroy things while I am at work (the couch, anything kind of box left out, anything left on the table - edible or not) and he likes to pee inside. He ...
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Why does my dog urinate when I call her?

We have two Labradors, a male and female from the same litter, that we got when they were two months. They are now 5 months old. They are both very friendly and loving with the kids, but the female ...
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My cat often leaves the litter box with urine and litter on his rear

I have this top-entry litter box for my cat shown below. I'm not sure if it's this box that's the problem, but he will often leave the litter box with urine on his rear which often also has litter ...
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How can I get my cat to stop pooping on my kid's bed?

Our cat is 5 years old male British shorthair. We had a baby 9 months ago and our cat started to poop on our son's bed. It happened 3 times in last month. Before the baby, he never did such a thing. ...
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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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Cats peeing in potted plants. What to do?

I have several big potted plants, and my cats are peeing on these plants. Needless to say, the plants aren't doing that great. The cat litters are always clean. Is there anything I can do so that the ...
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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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What to do when a cat's behavior suddenly changes?

Last night my 6 year old cat was meowing a lot. He then got on a bed in my spare room and defecated right in front of me. I immediately put him outside, but he came straight back indoors. After that, ...
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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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Activated charcoal filters + fan for covered litter box?

A couple of weeks ago I finally adopted two cats (both 2 years old, from different shelters). One of the two does not cover his poop, probably because he never learned to, and it's too late to teach ...
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My kitten won’t use the litter box [duplicate]

My kittens about 22 weeks old and has never used the litter box. I’ve never have a problem with the mom I would have thought he would have learned from her but no. I’ve tried literally everything from ...
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How can I tell if my dog wants to go outside to the toilet or to play? [duplicate]

We've got a ~5 month old puppy, a Chihuahua/Yorkie crossbreed. She's just about completed toilet training now in the sense that she hasn't had an accident in the house for a while, but there's a ...
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Cat keeps peeing/pooping in the basement

I have a 12 year old cat, who has been peeing/pooping in our basement. She has done this before a while ago, but stopped the habit after changing her litter. Then, this past summer, we took down our ...
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Fixing improper potty training. Please help

Dogs in this post: Spook - male, seven-year-old dachshund Ino - female, four-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel Situation setup (not necessarily important, you can skip this): Recently my mom ...
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8 month old akita separation anxiety soiling on rug when away

I have an 8 month old male akita that has moderate separation anxiety. He is semi-house broken. He only soils inside when I'm away. I've recently been letting him roam my apartment when I'm gone only ...
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How do I retrain a cat to use the litterbox I prefer?

A friend's cat is going to live with me for the next few weeks while my friend is out of town. This cat is used to using the bathroom in showers, which her usual owner simply cleans out regularly. ...
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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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How to get my dog to poop during the day rather than the night?

I have a 10 week old cavapoo puppy and she seems to just poop during the night. She gently wakes me up at 1 Am, 3 Am and 6 Am for poops. She usually starts at 20:00 and has 1-2 poops before sleep at ...
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How to prevent infrequent out-of-litterbox elimination?

We have a cat, adopted approximately one year ago from a shelter as a kitten. He was fostered in a family home - I don't believe he spent any time actually in the shelter. He is currently ...
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How do I stop my rabbit from peeing on my bed? [duplicate]

I have a 2 year old spayed rabbit that reliably uses her litter box, with the exception of occasionally peeing on my bed. It seems to happen when she's looking for attention and I don't give it to her....
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How can I have a cat without a litter box?

I'd love to have a cat but I hate the smell of cat poop and disgusted by the prospect of cleaning a litter box being my daily routine. I live in a quiet lane and my house has a quiet large garden ...
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My 4 week old kittens are weeing around the room and only using the litter to eat. What should I do?

My cat has had a litter of 5 beautiful kittens; however now they are 4 and a half weeks old and a few have started urinating around my room but only using the litter provided to eat... I don't know ...
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How can I get our puppy to learn new house breaking skills?

Our Coton de Tuléar, named Ruby, is 4.5 months old. We thought we did well limiting her space to the kitchen and providing a small area outside her crate (where she sleeps) for elimination. Initially, ...
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How do I teach my kitten to clean feces from itself?

I adopted a kitten, when he was only 1.5 months old (he is now almost 4 months), from his breeder so he didn't know a lot things. So I've had to teach him how to use the litter box and even how to eat ...
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Young kitten first day home, bathroom behavior

Today I just rescued a kitten that was under my porch at the restaurant I work at. One of my coworkers rescued him about two weeks ago, housed and feed him. Because he is feral and has just been re-...
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Trained dog to ring bell to go out, now he rings it all the time

My roommate has an approximately 2 year old, 17-pound mixed breed rescue dog. We have trained the dog to ring a bell to go outside; this part of the training only took a day (the dog was already ...
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My dog drinks water like he never got any and drinks his urine

I have a 16 week old puppy. I don't understand why he drinks water like he never had any. Then, he urinates half a minute after consumption. If he is out of the crate, he will try to get back in to ...
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How can I get my cat to stop pooping on the bed?

3 months ago, we brought a new cat home. She is just over a year old now, and took a couple of weeks before she was comfortable roaming our apartment. During that time, we had the litter box tucked ...
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How do I let my dog know I'm not going to hurt her

I just recently got a puppy, and the training has been going very bad. It has been 3 weeks and she won't potty outside unless I coax her into it. My mom told me to rub her face in pee and spank her ...
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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 (5.9 kg) little doggie named Pearl. She seems to pee on the carpet about 1-2 times per week. My wife and I both work, so Pearl is home alone for 6-8 hours during the day ...
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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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Housebreaking a 1.5 year Labradoodle

I have a 1.5 year female Labradoodle who continues to pee when nobody is home. We work and are not home 9-9.5 hours a day. The dog does not want to hold it and wait until I get home and take her out. ...
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How does one stop a New Zealand rabbit from leaving droppings in the house?

A pet rabbit was found abandoned and was reluctantly re-homed at my house. He's healthy, has not been neutered, and lives in the laundry room. Occasionally, he gets let out into other rooms, but ...
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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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If I have both a cat and a rabbit, can they (or should they) share a litter box?

In the question What should we look for in a kitty companion for our rabbit? we learned that cats and rabbits can make good friends for each other, but it was stated the litter boxes could be a ...
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Suddenly pooping on the bed

All of a sudden, one of my cats, and I can't be for certain which, just started pooping on our bed. I haven't seen which has done it so I can't discipline. We've had our kitten since June, and he has ...
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toilet issues with my cat

I have an 18 month old calico female cat. I have to work during the day so I leave her to roam and don't lock her in any certain rooms. She's an indoor cat who uses a kitty litter, which is cleaned ...
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Are nappies a good idea for a cat with a bad bowel system

As you can see by my last post, my cat has recently suffered a stroke. I was wondering whether cat nappies are a good idea, I have ordered them. She keeps pooping outside the litterbox and we have to ...
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How can stop my adult cat from urinating in inappropriate places?

My 8 year old cat has recently began urinating in inappropriate places. How can I correct this behavior? At first he started urinating on the floor, in a small area in the basement. I moved a litter ...
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My cat princess had a stroke

Is there any way I can recover my cat from a stroke? I tried searching up and it just said stuff like medicines but they don't work. Someone please help me. The cat also poops and pees everywhere ...
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Female dog keeps peeing inside at night

My female dog keeps peeing inside at night, always at the same spot, in the middle of the living room, 2 meters from her own bed. I don't understand why and here are some details of the context: 2 ...
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How do I train my dog to pee outside and stop chewing cords?

We rescued a dog from the streets (a Yorkshire Terrier/Shih Tzu mix is our vet's best guess) who we've struggled with since taking her in. At first we experienced issues with her being protective of ...
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Outdoor training my “too-good” dog

My 9-month old Cava Tzu (a Shih Tzu 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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Can I use an unused bathtub 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 a lot so I was thinking, if I ended up adopting a lot of them (being able to take care of them ...

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