How To Litter Train A Kitten
You may be surprised that learning how to litter train a kitten can actually be quite easy with time and the right attitude. Litter training a kitten should be done early to teach your kitten the proper toilet habits. It is also a necessity to avoid problems with your kitten from the very start.
To litter train a kitten, you will need:
- Litter box
- Cat litter
- Litter scooper
- Buy a litter box and cat litter. Before you begin to litter train your kitten, you need to purchase a litter box and some cat litter. Make a trip to the pet store and choose a plastic litter box with sides that are low enough so your kitten will not have trouble getting in and out of it. Choose an unscented clumping cat litter to start with because some kittens are sensitive to scented cat litter and may not like the fragrance.
- Setup the litter box. Choose a quiet place in your home to place the litter box. It is important that the area allows for some privacy if you want to properly litter train your kitten. Don’t place it in a room that is noisy or has any appliances that make loud noises that could frighten your kitten. Setup the litter box by filling it with cat litter.
- Watch your kitten. To begin litter training your kitten, you will need to supervise and watch your kitten closely. If you notice your kitten starts sniffing around, he probably need to relieve himself. Gently pick up your kitten and place him in the litter box. Wait for her to eliminate in the litter box. If you must leave and can not watch your kitten, it’s best to confine her to a “kitten proof” room with her litter box. You will need to continue to watch your kitten for two weeks straight or until your kitten regularly uses his litter box on his own.
- Give praise. After your kitten goes in his litter box, make sure to give him lots of praise. It is an important step to litter train a kitten. Giving lots of praise, petting and even a treat will help encourage your kitten to continue to use her litter box. When mistakes happen while you litter train your kitten do not scold or punish him as it can create more problems
- Clean the litter box. Use a litter scooper to clean the litter box. Remove clumps in the cat litter with the scooper and toss in a trash bag. Always clean the litter box regularly to ensure that your kitten will return to use it.