4 Effective Ways to Litter Box Train a New Kitten

Litter box training doesn’t have to be hit or miss when these tips are put into action.

The sooner you litter box train a new kitten, the easier life becomes. You’ll have fewer messes to clean up, and your cat will adjust to his or her new lifestyle easier. The trick to getting your pet to go in the litter box is to make it readily available to them. By leading your kitty to the place he or she is to potty and placing them in the box, they eventually learn that it’s where they’re supposed to go to do their business.

There are several ways to litter box train a new kitten which are mentioned below.

Training Tip #1: Choose the right litter box.

It should have higher sides as well as a place for the cat to enter and exit it easily. A box made of hard plastic is ideal as it is durable and lasts a long time. Although a covered, litter box is better for some households, it proves to be problematic for some cats who feel trapped when inside it. Remove the lid if it’s a problem for your kitty so they’ll be encouraged to use the litter box on their own.

Training Tip #2: Keep a spare in the home.

If your kitten is your only pet, there should be two litter boxes in the home. That gives them plenty of options for doing their business. Keep the cat’s litter boxes in places he or she can get to easily. They should be in a quiet area of the home that is free from a lot of traffic. A laundry room or utility room is often a good place to keep litter boxes.

Training Tip #3: Scoop it regularly.

Cats are finicky. They do not want to go to the bathroom in a dirty litter box. Make sure to scoop out the litter regularly and replace it with fresh litter. Neutralize odors with Corigem Pet Litter Spray. You won’t have offensive pet smells lingering in your home that way. Your cat doesn’t want to smell those odors either, so it’s a win-win.

Training Tip #4: Do not punish your pet for accidents.

Instead, praise him or her when they do their duty in the box. Your pet will eventually make the connection and need no prompting. Until they’ve mastered a routine, keep a litter box mat under the litter box to prevent pieces of litter from getting tracked through your home. It makes clean-up a breeze because all you have to do is pick up the mat and shake it into the garbage.

Learning how to effectively litter box train a new kitten saves you time and the frustration of cleaning up messes until your pet gets older. Be sure to leave the box uncovered so the cat doesn’t feel fearful using it. You can always graduate to a covered box by slowly introducing your kitten to it as they become litter box trained.

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