5 Litter Box Training Tips

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The most important thing to keep in mind when training a cat to use the litter box is not to punish or scold him while he is in the litter box, since, as the Humane Society of the United States advises, this will almost certainly create a negative association with the box itself. If your pet makes mistakes, pick him up and place him the litter box. He'll make the connection soon enough. It also helps to praise him when he uses the box successfully.

The bottom line is that the vast majority of cats will successfully learn to use a litter box. According to the American Veterinary Medicine Association, cats that don't are likely avoiding it because of litter preference, litter box dirtiness or some sort of stress in their environment. Whatever the cause, litter box problems are usually fixable with a bit of time, attention and TLC.

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