How To Litter Box Train A Dog
Wondering how to litter box train a dog, or if it is even possible? Litter training a dog takes time, reinforcement and patience. Do not expect a dog to learn to use a littler box as quickly as a cat. Also, do not be surprised if your dog is messy, as a dog is never as graceful as a cat. Training a dog to use a litter box is possible, yes. For a dog, using a litter box is a learnable trait. The litter box, however, is better reserved for smaller dogs, such as toy breeds. Larger dogs are simply too big for a litter box and are apt to knock it over more often than they use it properly. Note that this routine is much easier with a puppy.
To train a dog to use a litter box, you will need:
- A small dog
- A large litter box
- Dust-free litter
- Dog treats
- To train a dog to use a litter box, you must be diligent. Shortly after each meal or drink, take your dog to the litter box. Allow the dog to step into it or assist if needed. Talk nicely and tell it to go “potty.”
- When the dog uses the litter box, give it praise and a treat. Each time your dog has an accident, scold it gently and take it to the litter box. Tell the dog to potty in the litter box.
- You must be consistent. Take the dog to the litter box whenever you would take it outside to go to the bathroom. Every time the dog uses it, give it praise and a treat. When the dog starts going on its own you can reduce the treats but maintain the praise.