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Toilet Training Your Cat –

Two or three weeks is all it takes for cats to learn how to go to the bathroom. Then there will be no more smelly cat litter ever again.

Yes, you can potty train your cat! And it is not some trick or complicated animal trainer process, but just a few simple steps constantly repeated for two or three weeks. And then kitty is potty trained; you can throw away the stinky litter box forever!

Step by Step Instructions for Toilet Training Your Cat

First, move your cat’s litter box right next to the toilet. The next day raises the cat box by 3-6 inches (maybe put a couple of phone books under it). Continue increasing the height of the litter box every day until it is even with the toilet bowl. By this time, your cat will have been jumping up on the toilet bowl for days as he has been getting into the litter box, which is good as the whole idea is to get the cat used to walking around on the toilet. Then after a day or two, at the same height as the toilet bowl, move the litter box directly to the toilet seat.

Next, after leaving the litter box on the toilet seat for several days, remove it and replace it with a large metal mixing bowl filled with cat litter that fits in the toilet bowl (measure the toilet bowl to make sure you get the suitable size bowl). So now you have a removable metal litter box in your toilet so your cat can take care of his business there, and you take it out and put it back when you need to use the bathroom.

Teaching your cat the right way to squat is the most difficult part of the whole process. Three out of four cats will use the litter bowl in the toilet by putting their front paws up on the toilet seat and having their back legs in the litter. If so, that is half the battle, as you only have to train your cat to put his back legs up on the toilet seat in a four-legged squat. Encourage your cat every time he goes to the bathroom and continue putting his legs in the correct position each time. But do not interrupt the actual act of going to the toilet if the legs slip back while he is going.

This last phase might take days or weeks, and sometimes you must return to the bowl in the toilet litter box again if your cat is too scared to use the toilet with no bowl the first time. Patience and encouragement are your best tools in potty training, and your reward is no more smelly litter box!


Potty train your cat as young as possible. Younger cats and even kittens (as young as 6-8 weeks) are often easier to train than older cats.