How to Toilet Train Your Cat
We know you don't need to hear the benefits of toilet training your
cat - it's obvious isn't it? All the information you need to get your
cat to use the toilet is on this site so look no further.
Toilet training your cat is not hard to do. It just requires time and
patience and the right tools. During the toilet training process you
will be molding your cats behavior and slowly transitioning them to using the
Training consists of placing a training seat on your toilet filled with
a small amount of litter. After your cat has adapted you will cut a small
hole in the center of the training seat and gradually make the hole larger
and larger until it's completely open to the toilet. When this is complete
your cat will have completely adapted to using the toilet and you will
no longer need the training seat.
To begin the training you need to get a few things in stock.
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1 - Transition from Litterbox
Skip ahead to 'Step 2 - Begin the Training' if you are training a kitten
or you are bringing a new cat home for the first time.
- Move your cats litter box into bathroom (beside the toilet is ideal).
If your cats litter box is currently located far from the bathroom
you may want to do this in stages by moving your cats litter box closer
to the bathroom every few days.
- Once the litter box is beside the toilet raise the height of the
litter box every few days - 2 inches at a time is good. You can do
this by placing magazines, newspapers or boxes beneath the litter box
(make sure it's sturdy). Raise the litter box as slowly or as quickly
as your cat(s) can adapt to the change.
2 - Begin the Training
- Put the CitiKitty Training Seat on
your toilet and fill with flushable litter. Remove your old litter
box from your cats environment. Leave the training seat on the toilet
for a few days to allow your cat to adapt.
- Once your cat is comfortable remove the first ring in the training seat. Some cats will be unfazed by the hole while
others may take some time to adapt. Give your cat a few days to see how they are doing. If they fine with the transition move on to the next step. If they need to back-up or go slower in the training use the CitiKitty Training Insert to do so.
- After your cat has used the training seat with the first ring removed for one week
remove Ring Two.
3 - Continuing the Training
- Continue removing one ring a week until your cat has adapted to the final ring.
- If at any point your cat needs to back-up in the training put the CitiKitty Training Insert on the toilet to do so.
- If you ever feel your cat needs a slower transition then CitiKitty's predefined steps then remove just a portion (1/4 - 1/2) of a ring at a time. This is one of the good features of CitiKitty - the training process is adaptable rather then set.
- Once all the rings are removed from the training seat give your cat a few days to adapt and
then remove CitiKitty Training Seat from the toilet. Keep the remaining CitiKitty
Training Seat if you intend on having your cat use another toilet in
the near future.
4 - Congrats!
- Congratulations on toilet training your cat. Keep giving your cat plenty
of treats and praise for using the toilet now and in the future.
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