Litter training a young animal can be pretty stressful for pet owners. However, with little patience you can easily manage to teach your kitten or puppy when to use the litter box. Litter training ensures that your pet will not soil the house even when you can’t take the pet outside for potty.
Litter training dogs
You can’t force your pet to use the litter box. Litter training should be done gradually. It is easier to litter train small breeds. Unless you are willing to bring home a large litter box, it is of no use training a large breed dog to use a litter box. The litter box should have enough space to allow the dog to encircle it before it moves ahead with its business. Take the puppy to the litter box as soon as you see signs that it is about to relive itself. Praise the pup every time is uses the litter box. Make sure that the litter box is kept clean all the time. A puppy prefers to use a clean spot for relieving itself. Gradually your pet will realize the importance of using the litter box.
Litter training cats
It is easier to litter train cats. In fact, cats hardly need any litter training. They usually learn to use the litter box on their own. To ensure that your cat only uses the litter box for reliving itself, immediately clean the litter box every time your pet soils it. Cats always prefer clean spots for discharging bowels. Keep the litter box away from the area where your cat eats and sleeps. Take you pet to the litter box when it wakes up from sleep, after meals and after playing with it. Encourage your cat to use the litter box and praise your pet every time it defecates in it.
Litter training rabbits
Unlike litter training pups and kittens, you cannot litter train a baby or young rabbit. Older rabbits are more suitable for litter training. To help your pet use the litter box you can consider neutering or spraying the animal. Watch your pet closely for signs that it is about to urinate or defecate and take it to the litter box.