Disadvantages to Toilet Training a Cat
Mingus writes, “It took me about three or four weeks to toilet train my cat, Nightlife.” He also admits that aspiring trainers may need to modify the program somewhat, “in case your cat is not as smart as Nightlife was.” One can imagine less gifted cats struggling with this unusual method. One can also imagine more ornery, less cooperative breeds simply refusing to play along. Like Mingus himself, cats have a well-deserved reputation for doing their own thing. Should you be intrepid enough to attempt the Mingus method with your own feline companion, all I can say to you is what Mingus says at the end of his instructions—Good Luck.
While my attempt to toilet-train my cat failed, other New Orleanians have found success. They begin by plac-ing a litterbox gradually closer to the toilet until it's on the seat. Then they make a hole in the bottom of the box, gradually enlarging it until the cats learn to perch with their bottom over a box-free bowl.
Many cat owners were successfully able to train their cats to use the same toilet they use. Indeed, you can find in Amazon customer reviews many accounts of success stories related to the products to be presented here.There are many good reasons why you should toilet train your cats. The most important of all is that each time your cats step on the litter, their paws may get soiled, and when they are done with their business, they may carry some of the germ filled dirty litter all over your home. By training your cats to use the toilet, you create a healthy environment in your home. Note that this becomes critical if someone in your household has a low immune system or is pregnant.Many people treat their pets like furry children. But within that demographic is a small minority of cat owners who have taken pet humanization to the next level by eschewing litter in favor of sharing the toilet with their animals. Toilet-training cats is surprisingly possible, evangelists say, and the benefits are great: No litterbox smell. No gravelly grains underfoot. No scooping. (Just flushing, because thumb-less felines are no good at that.)"We are an elite group, those of us who train our cats" to use a toilet, said Brooks, 56, who is now working on a book about cat-walking and meditation. "Most people say, 'My cat can't do that.' And I'm here to say all cats can do it."With toilet trained cats, you don't have to worry about the hassles of changing and disposing of the contents regularly, and you will no more have a smelly home! Also, litter is messy, and specially in small homes or apartments, it takes up precious space that can be used for something else.Toilet training cats is something that many homeowners have tried unsuccessfully in the past. While it may seem difficult, it is definitely possible to teach your cat how to go to the bathroom in the toilet. Here are a few tips for toilet training your cat.Toilet training your cat is not hard to do. It just requires time and patience and the right tools. During the toilet training process you will be molding your cats behavior and slowly transitioning them to using the toilet. The methods detailed in both books and kits are all relatively similar and will sound familiar to anyone who has potty-trained a toddler. They involve baby steps, rewards like treats or praise, occasional accidents and no reprimands. In the case of cats, the process also involves placing a litter-filled insert in the toilet bowl, then gradually reducing the litter inside it while widening a hole in the insert that allows the litter and waste to drop into the water below.