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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Why does my cat poop (but not pee) on the floor?

I have 2 cats, and they seem to hate each other. They have been for a long time and they just don't get along. But one of them (the female) always uses the litterbox. The male never uses the litterbox....
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Can desert/beach sand work as an alternative for litter?

So here's my story: I find myself traveling out of the city once each month. and I'll have to leave my cat home alone for a day to three days. I live in an area where it's hard to buy litter due to ...
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How to stop my puppy from eating his stool?

I have a 4 months old puppy who is healthy and playful. For the past one week he started eating his own stool. There is a place reserved for his #1 and #2, and he does those activities there only. I ...
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Can a DOG learn to cover it's feces?

I'm wondering what other ways can we teach a dog to deal with it's feces. Can dogs learn to cover their feces? Is it even natural for them? And why don't usual dogs cover their feces? Is it a ...
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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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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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House training 1 year old German Shepherd

Looking to seek advice on how to re-establish confidence for my German Shepherd pup. She is 1 year old, not spayed. I'm currently working on potty training her but recently found out that my mother in ...
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How to stop kitten leaving toys in the litter box?

I have just purchased a Turkish Van kitten from a breeder. He is about 4 months old, and I have only had him for a little over a week. There are 2 issues that I am dealing with about this sweet little ...
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Cat poops on the floor by the catflap overnight

We have 2 cats and they're pretty well behaved, toilet-wise. They are allowed out during the day, but we keep them in overnight as they're black cats so would be hard to see if any cars go past. For ...
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How to potty train a 2.5 months old puppy?

I have a 2.5 months old Golden retriever and I have been house training him for the past 1.5 weeks. Once every 2 hours I take him to his designated area to pee and he does it. But if I miss, he doesn'...
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How often should a litter box be cleaned?

I have 2 cats, and 2 litter boxes. We do them when they seem full but I'm wondering, should we do them more often than that? At what intervals, if I have 1 litter box per cat, should I clean their ...
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Not fully understanding how to properly potty train 9week old dachshund

First off I want to give a little background information on my situation. I haven't picked my dachshund up yet and I am doing all my research before hand. My husband and I both work full time but ...
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7 month old puppy peeing in house after recently peeing outside

I've been searching for some answers for this one, but haven't found exactly what I'm looking for (or it hasn't been quite the same situation). Our 7 month old dog who is pretty regularly scheduled ...
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Five years old and still pees and poops in house and gets into garbage

I have two five-year-old Jack Russels, from the same litter. One is well behaved, but the other is very poorly behaved. He will pee and poop in the house while I am gone, so I have started crating him ...
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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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Can a 7 year cocker spaniel be house trained easy

I'm thinking of adopting a 7 year old cocker spaniel. Can he be easily house trained
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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 house-train a dog with separation anxiety?

I recently got a 7 to 8 month old rescue, who I believe was previously abused / abandoned. He is loving towards people, but is extremely anxious when left alone. I am trying to crate train him, ...
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Why kitten always go to litter box but no pee or stools?

It has been 2 days since my cat started going to the litter box but leaving no waste inside the box. Every time, he sits inside for a long time and acts like he's defecating or peeing, but as I said, ...
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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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Help! Adopted stray cat peeing on my bed all of a sudden

My female spayed cat Togepi was a stray cat until earlier this year (round about March) when we decided to take her in. As a stray cat she spent most of her time outside and refused to use a litter ...
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Cat specifically puts litter outside of box

I have a kitten whom we found as a stray and have since taken her in. She has lived with us for a little over a month now and has always been excellent about using her box. Within the last few weeks, ...
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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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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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Cat won't use litter box [duplicate]

My 6 year old cat has stopped using her litter box after my other cat died. She is going on the floor or in her food dish. When I took her down to the litter box to try and reintroduce her to it she ...
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My dog won't tell me he has to go out at night

During the day, my 3 year old boxer/Corso will bug me to let me know he needs out. At night he just goes on the carpet without letting us know. (I'm a light sleeper so I'd wake up if he bugged) How do ...
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Puppy has gotten demonstrably worse at housetraining?

My partner and I recently got a border collie puppy (8 weeks when we got her, 11 weeks now) and since we got her she has been having fairly regular accidents inside (as young puppies do). We have been ...
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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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Dog pees inside if back door shut with no sign

My 9 month old dog is we behaved and goes outside if we leave the back door open. But if it gets a bit cold and we shut it. She wont hold it at all and just go without her approaching us for a sign or ...
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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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Shiba Inu/Poodle being crate Trained - Can I leave him in the bathroom

My wife and I have a 3 month old Shiba Inu/Poodle mix. The crate training is rather hit and miss, and that could be because my wife his home with him during the day and he is likely peeing without us ...
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How can I get my cat to use her litterbox again

My four year old cat has been avoiding her litter box, because my mom's pug uses it. She's been going outside. I'm scared whenever she goes outside because I heard awful stories about one of my ...
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Cat stopped burying poop in litterbox

My 15 year old cat, who has arthritis, has stopped burying her poop in the litterbox. Shes had arthritis for a few years and she's always buried her poop but has stopped doing so for a couple of ...
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Should I change litter weekly even if it is hardly used?

In line with the n + 1 rule I planned to buy a third litter box. I inspect/scoop both my current boxes 1-2 times a day, and I hardly see any use of second one. It seems that it is a bit of waste to ...
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Is flushing or landfilling cat litter more environmental friendly?

I've tried to google that one - is it more environment friendly to flush cat litter (assuming it is flushable) or landfill it? I can see that flushing has disadvantage of polluting water while we ...
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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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How do cats learn to use the litter box so quickly?

I've only been around to see three kittens acclimate, but I've always been surprised at how quickly all of them start using a litter box, especially compared to the toilet training time for puppies. ...
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Is it okay for a dog to hold their pee during the day until you come home to walk it?

I was talking to a dog owner today and they said that it is normal for a dog to be able to withhold from peeing for 8 hours or so. I used to live in NY City and there are lots of people with ...
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Neutered male Maine Coon with me for 8 years has begun peeing on my bed [duplicate]

There have been changes in our household in the last year, my granddaughter moved in with me September 2015, and I've rescued 2 kittens since August 2015. Tiggy began this negative behavior about 4 ...
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Litter Box for One

My cat used the litter box fine until we got a second cat. The second cat is wonderful but has the stinkiest poo I've ever smelled and the first cat refuses to use the same little box. We put a second ...
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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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How can I help a arthritic cat who is peeing outside of the box?

My 14 year old cat was diagnosed with arthritis last August over the pelvic area and spine. Unfortunately for the past month he has been peeing all over the place. I have tried all sorts of things to ...
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Help in crate training my German shepherd correctly?

My 8 week old German shepherd is being crate trained with us right now. We have had her almost a week and I think things are going well. My expectations are not too high as she is still very young. ...
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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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How to undo the mistakes I have done in potty training?

I Have a Cocker Spaniel puppy (3 months now) and the past 2 months I realized after research that I have done a terrible mistake in potty & crate training. I built him a big crate and placed the ...
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Kitten stopped using litterbox, how should I correct him?

I have a male, 5 month old kitten. I received him at 2 months old from a friend. When I brought him home he didn't use the litter box, but I realized that he didn't like the litter. Since then, I ...
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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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Why does our dog pee/poop when we aren't home? [duplicate]

Our dog is almost 9 years old. She never pees or poops in the house while we're present, she only does it when we're gone. We recently had a similar problem that we were able to solve. Our dog used ...
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How to make puppy defecate and urinate in the same place?

I have a 2 month old Cocker Spaniel puppy and he urinates in designated spot correctly but when it comes to stool he always misses it and makes a mess and keeps stepping in it. How can I train him to ...
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How to stop cat from pooping on carpet?

We have owned a cat for about 9 years, who has always used his litter box. We recently had a bunny for a short time and when we let it out, the bunny pooped in our living room in some of the corners. ...