1. Let your kitten get acquainted with the litter box.
The first time you bring the cat home, set your new friend in the litter box and allow the
cat to explore it sniff it and overall familiarize herself with it.
What’s more it’s extremely important not to change
the position of the litter box after you’ve introduced your cat to it this might confuse your kitty .
2. Set your cat in the litter box after every meal.
After your cat is just eaten, place him in the litter box so that he understands that this is the place where he has to urinate.
On top of that if you notice that your kitten looks like he has to go or is looking for a place to pee pick him up and place him in the litter box immediately.
3. Reward your kitten every time he uses the litter box.
Every time your cat uses the litter box on his own, give him a treat this will make your new feline friend understand that he’s doing something right and will continue doing so.
Using such positive reinforcement will help your kitty associate using the litter box with good behavior and will make your cat use it more frequently
4. Don’t punish your kitty for mistakes.
Everybody makes mistakes especially small kittens. If your cat doesn’t make it to the litter
box or pees somewhere else, don’t scold him or hit him. This will scare your kitten and might make him rebel.
In addition to that your cat might see the litter box as the reason behind you shouting at him making it even more difficult to teach him indoor cat behavior
5. Make sure the litter box is always clean.
Another important thing is to make sure that your cat’s litter box is always clean. Ensure that you remove everything after each visit your cat made. Since cats are very clean animals he may not use the litter box at all if he sees that it smells and isn’t clean enough.
Conversely make sure not to over clean the litter box with strong chemicals it might cause allergies and rashes as well as completely repel your cat from using the litter box.
If you followed these steps closely and pay attention to your cats patterns and
routines you will notice your new kitten using a litter box in no time.
Just make sure not to scold your kitty if he makes a mistake. This won’t help and might even make the learning process harder!