Teaching your kittens to use the toilet training seat is not hard. If your kittens are young, it is easy to get them to sit on the seat without any fuss. They may look at you with a little quizzical look as if to say, ‘what?’ But after a few attempts, you will have to decide if your kittens can use the toilet seat on their own. Teaching them to do this takes a little patience, but rewards the process with a contented cat that has already learned that the seat is for toileting only.
Providing clean litter box access for your kitten at all times is essential to their success. If your cats are young, you may need to take an older kitten outside often to accomplish this. Kittens will begin to whine when they do not have access to the litter box, and this incessant whining can become a long term habit which can be very annoying. If you do not wish to have to train a kitten, ensure that you do it correct in the beginning. The longer you wait the less likely it is that your kittens will want to use the litter box.
When teaching your kittens, you may need to pick up different litters of litter from the litter box. Once your kitten has become accustomed to using the box they should go back to using the standard litter and then some. They will refuse to use the special litters of litter, but they will keep trying until you make it clear to them that they can use the regular litter only. If your kitten does not have access to a special litter, there are many different brands of commercial cat litters available at the pet store. These litters are made for kittens and adult cats and most cats enjoy using them.
Kittens will need scratching posts, catnip toys, and other things designed to help them keep their paws high and their claws on. The scratching posts you buy for your kitten will be able to be replaced as they get older, so be sure to keep yours around for them when they are older. The catnip toys will also be useful for scratching, but make sure that you get one that your kitten finds appealing. This will help keep their minds off the scratching post.
There are a couple of training devices that you can try to train your kitten with. The clicker and the positive reinforcement training method are the most popular among people. Clicker training works by giving your kitten a treat whenever they use the litter box the right way. Every time they click in response to using the litter box the treat is given. Positive reinforcement training is something that you will need to teach yourself, but it is a great method for teaching your cat simple behaviors like sitting and laying down.
Training a kitten is actually pretty fun. You will find that it motivates them to do certain things. You should also make sure that you are prepared to give them lots of love. Training them early on will make it much easier when they are older, because they will be more eager to please you. When you are ready to train a kitten the best thing you can do is make sure that you start with basic commands like sit, come, and so forth.