Video:How to Litter Box Train your Catwith Sean Fee
Have you recently welcomed a feline friend into your home? Want to make sure it "goes" in the right place? Follow these simple steps to train your cat to use the litter box. Watch some tried and tested techniques and train your cat today.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Litter Box Train your CatHi, I'm Sean Fee for About.com, and today I'm going to be showing you how to train your cat to use a litter box.
Litter Box SuppliesThere are many different types of cat litter to choose from, you may need to try a few before you find the one that is right for your cat. Besides the litter you will need: At least one cat, one litter box, one litter scoop, some all purpose cleaner and a Terry cloth. Place your cats litter box away from their food in a somewhat hidden spot where they will have some privacy.
Bring Cat to Litter Box After FeedingsAfter each feeding, bring the cat to its litter box and place it in the tray. Gently scratch the cats front paws in the litter to show this is the right place to go.
Reward Successful Litter Box BehaviorAfter your cat has successfully used its litter box, show it how well it has done by playing with it and stroking it. This will reassure them that they are doing the right thing.
Don't Scold After AccidentsIf your cat ever eliminates somewhere it shouldn't; bring it to its mess, without scolding it show it the mess. Then bring it to its box and repeat the process of scratching its front paws in the litter. It is important not to scold a cat before taking it to its litter box, otherwise it could start associating the box with punishment.
Clean the Litter Box RegularlyOnce your cat starts using the box you will need to make sure it is kept clean by removing solid waste every day. Some cats will refuse to use it if you don't. Make sure you empty out the entire box and clean it thoroughly on a weekly basis. Be sure to always wash your hands after handling your cats waste.
There you have it; your furry friend should be happily using its litter box in no time. For more information visit us on the Web at About.com.