How to teach your cat to go to the toilet? Yes, it’s possible! Teaching your cat to go to the bathroom in the house can save you a lot of time and money. No more litter to buy and change, no more nauseating smells … But before you get there, you’ll have to be patient! The ideal is to teach your cat how to take care of the WC from a very young age. But it is also possible to educate an already grown-up cat to this practice. On the other hand, you must never force a reluctant cat. Very common in the United States, this method is still difficult to generalize in France. Why ? Simply because in the collective imagination, a cat is not educated. We will prove you the opposite!
1. Move litter in the toilet
The first thing to do is to get your cat used to his needs in the room where the toilet is located. If you have several toilets in the house, choose the one that will be the most accessible for the little cat and always leave the door open and the lid up so that he can go there in your absence. Place litter next to the bowl. As time goes by, elevate it with books or a stool so that it is gradually at the same height as the toilet.
2. Use a learning kit
The objective of these learning kits (about 75 euros on the internet) is to facilitate the familiarization of the cat with the toilet seat. It is also possible to make your own learning kit, notice to DIY!
The kit contains several glasses of various sizes. The larger scope contains a small hole and is installed first over the toilet seat. In the hole of this telescope is litter so as not to disturb the cat. The goal here is to teach the cat to stand on the bowl without falling. If you observe that your animal can not find its balance naturally, help him by positioning his paws on the telescope. Once the cat is used to this telescope, install the size of the telescope below and then the one below until you leave the telescope of your own toilet. As the glasses shrink, the amount of litter in the hole will decrease until there are no more and only the toilet bowl filled with water remains. All you have to do is flush the hunt!
3. Encourage it!
Like any animal that learns new things, the cat needs to be encouraged. Throughout the learning period (which can last several months, we warn you), congratulate him strongly with each new progress. Whether by caresses, treats or exclamations of cheerful voices, put the package!