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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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Cat rubbing face in litter box?

My can often buries his face in the litter before using the box, frequently leaving his forehead covered in dust. He's three years old, and has been doing this since he was a kitten. What can cause a ...
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I locked my 4 kittens in a room to get them used to using a litter box, they have food and water

My cat gave birth to 4 kittens almost 2 months ago. We used to have their litter box near where their mom wanted them to be but after a while the mother too started to pee in that litter box and the ...
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My cats pee/poop outside at certain spots and at certain hours

We have two healthy 3 yr old cats, they’re brothers. They do use the litter boxes normally during most of the day but like to do it outside at a few usual spots in the hallway during night to dawn ...
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Why does my 3 months old dog rub his butt on the floor?

My 3 months old dog sometimes rubs his butt on the floor, but he's not dirty or anything like that, He's just like 'walking' on his butt for some seconds and then continues to play.
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Best location for litter box?

We've had the cat's litter box in the laundry room for as long as I can remember. Recently someone mentioned this is a bad place because of the exposure to all the clean clothes. What is the most ...
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How do I get my cat to poop in a clean litterbox?

Normally my cat uses her litterbox. The only problem I have is when I clean it. She refuses to poop in a clean litterbox. When I had multiple cats and multiple litterboxes this wasn't an issue, ...
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Cannot take puppy out during daily 2-hour rain shower

My German shepherd puppy needs to go out at 3 or 4 pm every day. Where I live during the wet season it rains heavily from 3 to 5 pm every single day. I'm not sure what to do because I'm having to let ...
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My cat had kittens, she taught them to be clean, but now she is not clean at all, why?

I have a fairly young cat, she must be a year old now. About two months ago she had five kittens. I have installed a litter box so that the mother can teach them to be clean and to relieve themselves ...
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New Cat - Meow at night and doesn't use litter box

I just adopted this young cat for 1 day (I know but I am also first time pet owner...) The cat is about 1 or 2 year old and was a feral but really like to be around with human so rescue decided to ...
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Why is my 4 year old pooping inside when Im gone?

My 4 year old german shepherd is pooping and peeing inside, but only when I’m gone! Why?? He has no health issues and doesn’t appear to have separation anxiety (doesn’t chew things up, doesn’t bark, ...
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Rewards worked too well. Dog only goes potty outside if I'm watching

I adopted a 6-year-old Jack Russel that the previous owner let pee on the carpet. At first, he would go inside whenever he felt like it. I've gotten him to the point where he'll hold it until he goes ...
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How can I train my cat to successfully bury her poop

I have a 19 week old ragdoll kitten. I got her at 3 months from the breeder and she was well trained, good with her litter box and knew to use a scratching post. The exception being that when she ...
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Dog doesn't give any signs and refuses to pee outside. What should we do?

My wife and I adopted a former stray, 2yo Golden Retriever mix. Most of the day, he's pretty lazy and not active and we are trying to potty train him. Our problem is that this dog has not given us ...
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my kitten is litter trained but does a poo on his bed and blankets

I recently got my kitten, the owner says he is litter trained, yet he hasn’t used the litter box and has only done a poo on his bed and a blanket. I am using a different ,scented, litter to what he ...
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Cat breeder taught my cat to not clean his butt

Hello fellow cats community, I recently adopted a lovely abissinian cat. I was told by the cat breeder that this cat has been once taught to not clean his butt. I didn't really pay much attention back ...
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Puppies started peeing on litter mat instead of in the litter box

Our 7 puppies were trained, at 3 weeks, to pee and poo in a cat litter box (introduced into their whelping pool.) In week 4, we moved them to a kennel with a small, fenced yard. Outside the kennel, we ...
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Diabetic cat has stopped using litter box after having accidents

My cat has adult-onset diabetes. It first manifested as having urine accidents which took me a while to notice as I lived in a carpeted apartment. At first these were unconscious accidents (i.e., he ...
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Dog refuses to pee outside when we are not home

We have a 14 year old female dog (Carolina breed). For years, she has peed outside. During most of that time, our yard was fenced, so no other dogs' pee. She used to sometimes pee on a walk around ...
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Should I get up in the middle of the night to let my puppy out of the crate to go potty?

With regards to potty-training, I’ve read that a puppy can only hold their bladder for one hour per one month old- so if I plan to crate-train my dog, who will basically be two months old at eight-...
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Remedy an adult dog that was trained that it's okay to go to the bathroom inside

I adopted an adult, 4-year-old Jack Russel/Italian Greyhound mix a year ago. The previous owner would leave him locked in a small room all day at work, and the owner before that kept him outside all ...
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Dog having potty training accidents on rugs

We are having a 15 weeks old goldendoodle and he is trained to go outside to do his business on a pad on the balcony. However, our floor is tile and when we were adding back our rugs, we noticed he ...
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System to tell if a dog needs to go outside

We have two dogs, one who looks at you and barks if you don’t notice within a few minutes. And one puppy who runs off to the door and if you don’t notice, she will just pee in front of the door. So we ...
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How to get my dog to poop where I want?

My 9 year old dachshund has no problem with "going" outside, but he's very particular about where he poops. We've just moved into a new house with a fenced yard and soon will be able to just ...
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Guard dog poops overnight on the garage/driveway

I live in a ranch (very small farm) in a tropical region, here there is 1000 m2 (10 700 ft2) of grass for my guard dogs to poop, however they insist in pooping in front of the cars (or the rest of the ...
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How can I get my 15 month old Dachshund to quit licking my other dog's pee?

My older female Dachshund goes out to pee and the male Dachshund, whose name is Buster, licks her per and he's constantly in there faces; the two don't like it and I am at wits' end about it.
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How to teach young cat to groom after using the litter box?

I recently (~14 days ago) adopted a young cat from a non-profit organization. He's a domestic short hair, about 8-9 months old, neutered and knows how to use the litter box - he found it right away ...
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Cat urinates on his back paws; what should I do?

I have two cats, the bigger-sized of whom often (once every two days) pees on his back paws. Upon inspection, this doesn't seem to be his fault -- he's using the litter and litter box properly, but ...
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How hard is it to train a dog to use a human toilet?

I'm growing exhausted. My Beka is a year old and she knows to go outside. She knows it so well, for the first few days her only accidents were right by the back door where she was clearly waiting for ...
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How to deal with newborn kitten bodily waste?

We have a cat that just had kittens. The mother and seven kittens are in a big plastic enclosure and at this point the kittens can only wriggle and nurse. I don't think they can leave the container at ...
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My bunny will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box, what do I do?

I got bunny and she is an inside bunny. Well, she will not stop kicking her litter out of her litter box. I would like for her to stay an inside bunny, but my dad said if I do not get her to stop, she ...
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How do I potty train a puppy who just cries when I take him outside?

We brought home our 9 week old miniature dachshund yesterday. Having read lots of puppy training information, we decided to crate train. He has taken to the crate very well and sleeps in there happily....
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My dog will not stop going potty in the house and will not rest at night

For background, I have a 2 year old Siberian Husky and she is the love of my life, we hike a lot and have another dog she plays with throughout the day PLUS daily walks and play time in our backyard. ...
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My Bengal cat doesn't cover his feces and pees over the edge of the litter box

We have two male Bengal cats, one of the cats we've had for 5 years (Esxi) and we got our second cat about a year and a half ago (Echo). We have a problem with Echo since the start, he doesn't seem to ...
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Cat peeing on couch learned behavior [duplicate]

I have two cats about 10 months old. I changed litterbox and litter around Christmas and within 2 weeks it became evident that they did not like the new litterbox situation, as they had pooped on the ...
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Potty training troubles

I have a 4 month old Rottweiler puppy, and she’s outside quite often as she’s very energetic and loves to run around and play. The problem I’m having though is that even though she is outside for ...
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How to get my cat to stop pooping and peeing on my stuff only

I'm so tired of cleaning my cat's poop and having to wash clean clothes because he pees on them. How do I train him? He has a litter box and he’s allowed to go outside. I love him to bits but I got so ...
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Can an orphaned kitten (about 4 weeks old) learn to clean itself?

I found a baby cat who was about 1 month old I think. I can't bring her in our house because we are not in ground floor and some other reasons. I keep her in the parking and she can go out and back in ...
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How to stop my cat peeing in the hallway [duplicate]

My cat (7 year old female) has started peeing in the hallway, we have had to take up the floor because of a leak, and now there is exposed concrete, and a small dug out channel where the pipes run (...
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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 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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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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Fixing improper potty training. Please help [duplicate]

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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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 get our puppy to learn new house breaking skills? [duplicate]

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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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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