How to Litter Train a Cat

Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from Dorits and more videos in the General Cats category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Mother cats often train their kittens to use a litter box, so a new cat may already be housebroken. If not, don’t worry—cats are quick studies. To complete this How-To you will need: A cat to train A litter box Cat litter Some dishwashing detergent Some water And some soap Step 1: Choose litter box Make sure you choose a litter box that’s right for your cat. Kittens and older cats prefer boxes with lower sides. Larger cats will need—you guessed it—larger boxes. Step 2: Set up litter box Set up the litter box in an area separate from where your cat eats and sleeps. Step 3: Place litter box Try to keep the litter box in an easily accessible but semi-hidden place so the cat has privacy. Step 4: After feeding, place cat After each feeding, place the cat in the litter box. Step 5: Scratch cat’s paws Gently scratch the cat’s front paws in the litter to show that this is his own personal bathroom. Step 6: Praise cat Once the cat has used the litter box, praise and play with him to reinforce the behavior. Step 7: Clean litter box Make sure the litter box is clean. You should remove solid waste every day and clean the entire litter box with

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