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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Immaculately clean litter box versus leaving a tiny amount: any rigid science?

I have read several questions here regarding cats and toilet-training as well as the ASPCA and others. I have found that most agree that a cat who is making mistakes in this area should have the box ...
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Dog pees outside but doesn't know not to pee inside

In January my fiancée and I adopted a 1 year old beagle who was rescued from a lab. We have been attempting to potty train him since then, to limited success. We used the "umbilical cord method", ...
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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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Will putting my dog's poo outside encourage it to take a dump in the garden?

My puppy (10 weeks, Pembrokeshire Corgi) has been having a little trouble with toilet training. He's only managed to poo once in the garden and all other instances have been indoors. He's very good ...
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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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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 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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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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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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How do I stop my pig from pooping on the concrete?

I have an 11 month old julienne/pot belly mix (Ham Solo). He weighs about 21 pounds, and is probably fully grown. He gets along well with my 4 year old beagle/bulldog mix (General Grievous - see the ...
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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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How does toilet training a puppy regress?

We have a 4 month old puppy who has done very well in her toilet training. She know's to go outside for a pee and a poo now and we barely have any accidents anywhere else in the house. We have ...
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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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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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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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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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How to fix kitten's messy toileting

My 10 week old kitten Fluffy has problems going to the toilet. She is very messy and hard to clean up after. Is this normal? How can I minimise the mess? Should I get a self cleaning litter tray?
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How to stop submissive urination?

My 6-month old puppy pees when we scold him... I read that you're not supposed to yell at the dog when they mess up, but just now he ran out of the door even though he knows he's not supposed to and ...
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How do I stop my puppy from licking her pee from training pads?

My 3 month old shih tzu is licking her pee after she goes on the training pads. How do I stop her from doing this? She has plenty of water and food. Help
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3 year old Minpin struggling to become fully potty trained

I have had my 3 year old Minpin for about 4-5 months now and I'm struggling to fully potty train him. He was supposedly a neglected/abused dog prior, and while I have him mostly potty trained, he has ...
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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 do I correct my dog peeing inside and drinking her urine?

My healthy, 3 year old rescue (Doberman Pinscher) has always had issues holding her pee. We’ve had her for 8 months and sometimes even if we take her out to pee right before bed, she’ll pee her bed ...