Litter box in cat training does not have to be a stressful and tedious affair. With the proper motivation the cat will more than willingly use it as their designated toilet. However, in order to achieve some level of success, we would have to adopt some rather innovative ideas to create the ideal setting that will encourage the cat to use the litter box consistently.
The following are some recommendations on how to go about house training the kitten to use the litter box:
Most kittens will instinctively use the litter box, simply due to the fact that the contents of the box closely resemble the material of what they would be wired to recognize as a suitable place to ease themselves. However, for others it may require a little prompting or training. Firstly, the owner would have to observe the kitten’s various toilet times. Then by gently placing the kitten in the litter box at the anticipated time, the kitten will be encouraged to make use of it. This should be done repeatedly until the kitten identifies with the litter box and instinctively looks for it when its toilet time.
The owner will have to ensure that the ideal height of the litter box is taken into account to ensure the kitten will be able to easily climb in and out. Also, placing the litter box in an isolated and quiet area will give the kitten the privacy and the quietness it requires to do its business. Avoid placing the litter box in areas where there are high possibilities of distractions and noise. This will startle the kitten and cause it to avoid the litter box altogether.
Keeping the litter box clean is also very important as cats are very particular about the cleanliness of their surroundings and will rarely use a little box that they consider to be dirty.