How to Train a Cat to Use the Litter Box Outside (With Pictures)


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This article was co-authored by Jessica Char. Jessica Char is a cat and dog trainer, behavioral consultant, and founder of Feline Engineering and Canine Engineering. She specializes in modifying challenging pet behavior problems, such as fear and aggression, using positive reinforcement training protocols. Jessica is a Certified Fear Free Trainer, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, and Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer. She is also a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. Jessica received her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis. This article has been viewed 71,118 times.

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To train an outdoor cat to use the litter box, start by setting up the litter box in a quiet, low-traffic area. Then, gently introduce your cat to the litter box by placing it in it. If your cat uses it, give it a treat to reinforce the behavior. If he doesn’t use it and instead goes elsewhere, take some of his waste to the litter box so your cat will be more likely to go there the next time. You can also try moving the litter box where your cat usually goes to the bathroom inside. Read on for tips on choosing the right litter box and litter for your cat!

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