When it comes to house training a brand new puppy, there are various schools of thought you might want to consider. Puppies are impressionable just like children so it is very important to teach them right from wrong early on in their development. It may take several months of focused attention on teaching your puppy how to go to the bathroom on their designated spot, not bite, and obey your commands. Simplistically, the easiest and most effective solution is to offer a treat or reward when they do the right thing. Your training style should be consistent and firm and your tone should be gentle. Praise them for a job well done. This will encourage them to continue with the good behavior.
The easiest way to stop this behavior is to prevent it by making the cat litter box inaccessible to your dog. Or, and I know this sounds crazy, but some people sprinkle cayenne pepper or Tabasco sauce in the litter box and supposedly this works really well if you remember to do it consistently after the cat goes to the bathroom. You could also purchase products like a pet gate or a covered litter box. However, some cats may not like to be confined to a covered litter box and a pet gate can certainly be inconvenient for the pet owner who may need to access the room with the litter box frequently.
That is why we created Door Buddy as the easier, more convenient and affordable solution. Door Buddy is an adjustable door strap that mounts to the door and door frame. It is by far the easiest way to eliminate this problem because dogs (if larger than cats) simply cannot fit through the door when Door Buddy is installed and therefore the cat litter box, food bowl, and water bowl are out of reach for them. The cat can still enter and exit as they want and the simple door latch system allows you to easily and conveniently enter the room without the hassle of dealing with a pet gate. Door Buddy is specifically designed to make your life easier while still being an effective solution for keeping your puppy or dog out of the cat litter box. Learn more about how Door Buddy can help you today.