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    Old July 17th 2011, 08:00 PM
    Kimura Kimura is offline
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    Talking Official thread - we're done!

    Well, despite a bumpy start (got one cat to the end of training, then adopted another so had to start over), we're finally finished. Completely. Utterly.

    What makes me say that at this point and want to post here now, and not earlier, is that my parents have been staying over for the past few days. They've left stuff littered around the house, left the bedroom door open a couple of times by mistake and just generally given our two cats a lot of chances to go elsewhere. But they haven't. Even with my Dad not being particularly well trained, and leaving the toilet seat up, and occasionally shutting the bathroom door, both have done brilliantly. They've come meowing to me in complaint at his obvious lack of domestication, and have then used the toilet without issue, even with all the new smells and people. Additionally, even before my parents showed up, both have had free reign of the house at night for a few weeks now, and we regularly wake up to pee and poo in the toilet. Always a bit weird to feel happy to see it, but we are!

    Gender of cats: A boy and a girl.
    Breed: Ragdoll.
    Length of time: Under two months initially for the boy (one of the rare '8 weeks' cats), although never 'fully' completed it. He was using the toilet seat, but only for about a week before we got Cinnamon. So, we started in November 2010, and JUST now (in July 2011) consider ourselves 'safe'.
    Age of cats: The boy was 13 weeks old and the girl was a year and a half.
    Our blog: http://www.litterkwitter.com/forums/...ead.php?t=2314



    Just wanted to make this post to encourage people and show that it CAN be done. It just takes a lot of patience, treats, time and love. Not EVERY cat can be trained in my opinion, but the vast majority can. Most of it's down to the owner not giving up!

    You can do it!

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    Old July 17th 2011, 08:43 PM
    Norwegiangirl85 Norwegiangirl85 is offline
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    I knew your cats would make it, they are so great!!! And what a cute picture

    It is so nice to hear that you don't need to worry about bedroom doors beeing open and stuff like that, I hope my cats will behave that good in the end...I was thinking to myself that I also wanted to post that I'm finished training since I have removed the LK alltogether and they have been using it for a week with no accidents...But I feel like I have to wait until I can completely trust them like you (Or at least almost).

    I think that 99% of cats can be trained, but it all depends on the owner and their situation at home. Doing this training and working is much harder and takes more time. I have worked so it is possible, but I have used a lot of my vacation time, weekends and general free time to do this so it takes a lot of commitment on our part. It can be done, but you need to be stubborn I think

    Anyway, good luck all!!!
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