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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Get rid of stray dog's urination

I am venkat, from Chennai,India, staying in a Apartment. We are facing a problem with our neighbhour pet dog which urniates in our car&bike parking area. I have requested the owner of the don in ...
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How can I get my semi-feral cat to toilet outside?

Until last summer my cat was feral, at which time he adopted us and moved into my shop. When snow became deep, I provided him with a litter box in the covered lean-to where I store firewood and some ...
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How do I stop previously trained dog from peeing in house

Reese is 8 years old. She has no medical issues. She pees in house, sometimes poops when I'm not home. This started about a year ago. I tried to lock her in my bathroom when I left, but after a month, ...
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Why did my cat poop in my bag?

I just got an 8 month old cat at the shelter about a week ago. Right from the beginning he has always used the litter box without fail. BUT tonight he decided to go into my duffle bag that was on the ...
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German Shepherd Puppy doesn't like treats, so difficult to reward good toilet habits

I've an 8 week old German Shepherd. We've had him nearly 2 weeks. We're feeding him a mixture of raw meat/organs and dried large breed puppy food. He's very friendly and gentle, and is gaining size/...
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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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Is my cat pooping on my bed to get attention? How do I get it to stop?

Ok I think my cat is taunting me.... He has a very annoying habit of doing poops on my bed and I can't figure out why. Initially it was when he was new and related to any changes in the home or us ...
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Toilet Trained Cat… Almost

So my wife and I set ourselves to training our cat to use the toilet. Over the course of several months, we performed the following steps and were met with great success. We moved the covered litter ...
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House training a pound puppy

Not an exact duplicate because of my puppy's background. So, I have an almost one year old puppy, some sort of Chihuahua+Terrier mix (8 lbs). I adopted her when she was 8 months old, and was advised ...
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Cat wetting in house

My cats and I have moved twice in the last 6 months due to a death in the family my Bengal has started wetting everywhere in the house she will not go out at all, I have put cat litter in a box for ...
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Cat does not like to poop into toilet [duplicate]

I want to teach my cat to use a human toilet. Currently he uses the toilet to urinate without any problem, but he does not like to poop there. I do not understand why. He sniffs, goes around several ...
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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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Do dogs seek revenge on their owners?

Let's say a pet owner leave his dog inside for a whole day because of a trip. The owner returns to find that the dog has peed on the furniture. Is the dog seeking revenge?
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Resolving Jack Russell dog problems

The problem is that my Jack Russell female dog is not normal. We adopted it two years ago and we still have behavior problems with it. We live in an apartment two floors high. We tried to teach it not ...
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bought a siamese kitten who was using her litter boxes,but when i changed my bedding she started peeing and pooping on my bed

I don't think she likes the smell of my clean bedding and is marking her territory,does anyone have any suggestions to stop this
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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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Dog house training in apartment after 2nd vaccination

We just got a 15 week old welsh terrier. He just got his second round of vaccinations at 15 weeks(which seems a little late, but was out of our control). We live in a 3rd floor walkup in nyc on a ...
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My 7-month-old puppy is peeing in the home constantly

I have a 7 month old puppy. He is a cross Mastiff and his weight is about 27kg. I took him when he was 1.5 months old. Then I trained him to pee on some newspapers I let laying on the floor of the ...
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How can I reduce litter/waste odor?

I have seen several questions about cats not covering their litter properly but my question is just about the smell. I have three cats, two of which are perfectly toilet trained but the third almost ...
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Rehomed dog potty training habits keep regressing

I'm new here. I searched for rehomed dog questions, but didn't come up with much. So here goes... We adopted a ~15 month old male basset hound from a family a few months ago. The owner claimed ...
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Keeping tools clean with clumping cat litter

We use clumping cat litter for our cat toilets. The problem is that that stuff clumps so well that it will also stick to the scoop and the edges of the litter tray, and is really hard to remove. Is ...
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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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Cat pooping outside of litterbox, but not always

I got my cat about 2 years ago, rescued from the PETA equivalent (SPA in France). He was around 3 at that time, based on his teeth length. He was quickly adapted to the apartment and the litterbox. ...
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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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How can I stop my cats from urinating in the pet carrier?

We have two British Shorthairs, George and Martha, 4 years old. Last year, George peed himself in the pet carrier on the way to the vet. Looking back, part of the problem probably was timing, as I had ...
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Is it possible to train a dog to use a litterbox?

Normally this isn't an issue since dogs do their business while going on walks. Recently however, my dog seem to need to do her business more often than I take her on walks. My normal schedule is to ...
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Horrible Dog that I Love

Charlie is an American Pit Bull Terrier. We found him in Charles town, WV in 2011. He is what some call a West Virginia trunk dog. He was in very poor condition when we found him and needed immediate ...
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My (previously pad trained) dog pees and poops in the house when I am at work

I have a 10 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix. He is trained to go on his pee pad which he uses while I am at the house, or he lets me know when he needs to go outside. Just recently he ...
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I'm getting frustrated [older dog breaking housetraining]

My 12 1/2 yr old dog has started having bowel movements on her crate AND in the house on occasion. In her defense her sibling, who was euthanized due to multiple medical issues (1 month ago), had been ...
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Why does my dog poop on 'higher ground'?

I have a mini micro toy poodle and each and everytime he has to poop he does so on grass that is taller than the rest or against a tree. When he does it against a tree he puts his 2 back legs as high ...
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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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How can I train my 12 week old puppy to pee less frequently?

I have a 12 week old Doberman pup I take him out every 30 minutes we even set a timer. He goes everytime he's outside but he will still pee in the house. I don't let him wonder off alone either and he ...
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How can I train my cat to resume outside toileting?

I have a 5yr old cat that has never had toileting issues, no litter boxes ever required as she has always gone to the toilet outside. We have had to unfortunately put our dear old dog down (whom she ...
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Why does my dog keeps pooping in the flat when he knows, perfectly, that it is not right?

As the title says, my dog keeps pooping and peeing in the flat. He knows it is not right because he has been taught and shown several times that he shouldn't, besides his behavior after it: He goes to ...
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Cat throwing litter out of box! [duplicate]

My cat throws her litter way out of her box. I've used mats, newspaper, and AstroTurf, but she manages to fling it way beyond even that. She won't use a covered box either. It doesn't matter if the ...
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How can I stop my Alaskan Malemute's scrape behaviour after peeing?

How can I stop my Alaskan Malemute's scrape behaviour after peeing? It causes so much damage to our lawn/grass.
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Getting a puppy to toilet outside?

Ok so I read over... this question and there were some really good tips here, however... My 3 month old Shetland Sheepdog just won't go outside in the first place... He is paper trained for inside, ...
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How do I stop my 2 year old Siamese from soiling my bed and my nan's bed (on occasion, the dog's bed)?

I got Sunny from a breeder almost 2 years ago. He was approximately 14 weeks old. For the first week or so he continued to soil on the bed, and refused to go in the litter box. After some swapping ...
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How can I switch my 1 1/2 year yorkie from toileting on a pad to going outside?

My yorkie was pad trained when I got her at 3 months. She did good for 2 months without poop and peeing around house, then out of no where she starting pooping right in front of us. If she pee on pad, ...
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What height of ex-pen for grass training a puppy?

A rough-coated collie puppy will be joining our family soon. Our plan for outdoor elimination is to place the puppy (only when elimination is imminent) in an ex-pen to keep the young pup contained ...
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Why is my dog peeing in the house when I am home?

Why is my dog peeing in the house when I am home, but does not pee for 10 hours when he is confined to one room? He is a 7 lb chihuahua mixed rescue, who lived with 70 other dogs, well, 69, and I have ...
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Puppy will not use dog door at night

we have a 9 month old puppy. She is great about using her dog door all day and even at night while we are still up. After we go to bed she will do her business right next to the dog door inside. We ...
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Kitten is regressing with use of litter box?

Our kitten was successfully potty-trained by week 8. He is 5 months old now and we always have 2 litter boxes going for him, I change both of them, completely, daily. I noticed about a month ago he ...
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Can a hamster be litter box trained?

I know that it is not just dogs and cats that can be litter box trained. Some other pets like rabbits are pretty easy to train so can you litter box train a hamster? If so how?
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How can I train my kitten to use the self cleaning litterbox?

I bought an expensive self cleaning litterbox because if the normal one gets even slightly dirty after, say, 1 day, she will use the carpet instead. It's been happening for weeks. I can't keep coming ...
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My 6 month old puppy is resistant to house training, how can I correct the situation?

I have a male 6 month old Siberian Husky puppy. I am in the navy and work from 5-1500 or so. When I first got him he would pee and poop in his kennel and have no issue frolicking in it. After a few ...
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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 pees whilst we eat

I got a rescue dog from Spain in Aug.. he's great and is toilet trained but he likes to beg and watch us whilst we're eating so I started putting him out in the hall. Problem is he pees in 3/4 ...
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How to correct my dog's behavior: he only poops when I'm not watching

I live in an apartment and my dog is able to pee on the potty pad almost consistently. However, when it comes to pooping, he only does it when I'm not watching. I think this is a byproduct of me ...
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Elderly cat with cancer no longer using litterbox to defecate - options

My senior cat is 20.5 years old and has cancer. She's getting depo shots every 2 weeks to slow the cancer growth and on a prescription diet to help her gain weight. She's become unsteady on her feet ...