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kjbrasda
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I just got a book on training a cat to use a human toilet. I was wondering if anyone else on the board had tried this and succeeded? Any special tips?
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I can't give you anything from experience, but I did just read a story about it in a book from Stuart McLean based on his show, the Vinyl Cafe on CBC radio. It was quite funny.
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kjbrasda
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goofy training book says "don't even try training an unaltered cat" yet later it gives instructions for pregnant cats and their kittens. O_o

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I haven't tried it, but my exSIL successfully trained a cat to use the toilet. It was a slow process, and if she made the whole in the litter pan that sat on the toilet seat bigger at too fast of a rate, he'd refuse to use it. I think it took several months to get him to use the toilet without the litter pan on it. I can't ask her, since she is one of the few ex-relatives I don't talk to anymore.

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I have a friend who trained hers using a method very much as described Here, so it can be done. As I recall though there were several "relapses" and she finally started using a normal litterbox, at which point the cat gave up on the project entirely. And, I think, a bit smugly.
I tried it briefly with our oldest but moving the litterbox every time we used the toilet ourselves proved to be more of a hassle than scooping the pan.

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I had an old english sheepdog that, the only time she ever had a bad enough bout of diarrhea, that she couldn't hold it until I came home from work and let her out, she went in the bathtub! I kid you not! I was completely taken aback. She'd never gone in the bathtub before, why now? Why would she even consider the bathtub? And yet, handheld shower, full-speed ahead, mess is gone, right down the drain. Good girl, Chloe!

But, can't help you on the cat toilet training. Sorry!

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