How To Train Your Cat To Use A Toilet

April 19, 2009

in Cats

Cat training is becoming more and more popular all the time. One of the most common things people want to do is teach their cats how to use a toilet. Make no mistake here. I’m not referring to the task of teaching your cat how to use a litter box. I’m talking about training a cat how to use an actual toilet.

This is a very difficult task though. Learning how to pee in a litter box is pretty easy for most cats. Aquiring the abilty to use a proper toilet, however, is a different matter. If this is something you think your cat can do, there are a few methods you should consider.

The most popular method involves an apparatus that is specifically designed to help cats urinate into toilets. These kits are available online and at some pet stores. It’s recommended that you only use these kits with kittens though. A full grown cat may be too heavy for this product. Read the instructions carefully.

The other method that you might want to consider is a bit different. It’s cheaper and doesn’t require any aftermarket items. There is only really one criteria if you want to give this method a go. Your cat needs to be extremely comfortable with the idea of using a litter box.

The first thing you want to do is place the litter box near the toilet. Let your cat get used to the idea of doing his business close to the toilet. Don’t overlook this step! It’s very important to get your cat associating his litter box with the toilet.

The next step is to raise the litter box to the height of the toilet bowl. Show your cat the box’s new location. Let her sniff around and maybe give it a test run. Leave the box at this height for a couple weeks.

The next part seems kind of silly but don’t overlook this. You need to place the litter box on the toilet bowl. When your cat eventually gets used to this, remove the litter box. Now watch in amazement as your cat gets himself up on to the toilet and does his business.

Remember this one thing though. Whether you choose to use a toilet training kit or not, this is going to take some serious time. Stick with it, however, and you’ll be nicely rewarded with a toilet trained cat.

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