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5.There are also indoor dog containment systems available that activate a citronella collar whenever your dog approaches the system’s movable base, and you could place this base near the litter box. Dustin recently realized how deep his love for dogs was when he caught himself whistling while picking up dog poop in the back yard. The study did survey degrees of literacy skills starting from Level 1 to Level 5, with Level 5 being probably the most difficult or even the highest skill level. One easy fix is to have a covered litter box and turn it so it faces the wall with just enough space for the cat to enter (because the cat is more agile) but where the dog can't.
When we had our cats, we put the covered box at the base of a stairwell and set up a barrier to keep the dog off the stairs. After awhile, the dogs learned they couldn't go down the stairs and we removed the barrier. You may choose to be a victim of advertising, I am just trying to save the OP from dealing with a sick cat, (or anyone else reading this thread with the same problem) on top of everything else. The cats spend many happy hours on this, I love it when all three are on it together, each at a level. If you’re handy, build a raised study platform with plenty of room for your cat’s litter box. Most pet owners find setting up a baby gate with a tiny access door built into the side of a gate provides cats easy access to their litter box while keeping the dog out.
Removing fecal matter right after it happens is the best way to keep your dog from eating cat poop. For some reason, we feel that enclosing a cat’s litter box will keep our dogs from eating cat poop, but it’s just not true. This is usually the first step most pet owners are given once they’ve discovered their dog eats cat feces. Dog Training Nation strives to provide you the best dog training and other dog-related tips in the industry. Place the litter box(es) in a room that you can gate off in some way so that your cat has access but your dog does not.


Use a taste deterrent on your cat’s feces, such as finely ground black pepper, crushed hot pepper, Tabasco® sauce, or Grannick’s Bitter Apple® spray or gel. We also set the opening to the wall, so the agile cats could slink inside, but the less agile pups -- if they got through the barrier, could not. We can speculate that the cat’s high protein and fat diet is appealing to dogs, but we really don’t know for sure.
Add an easy-to-clean surface and additional square footage, so your cat can walk, turn around the litter box and exit either side of the box. Just make sure your barrier is super sturdy and your cat can easily access his litter box when needed.
I’ve witnessed numerous dogs carefully reach their heads inside the flapping door and eat their hearts out.
Punishment will only teach your dog to quietly eat cat poop or only raid the litter box when you’re not around.
You can use a cat door or a baby gate that the cat can climb over or under but your dog can’t. Empty soda cans positioned above the box so that your dog knocks them over, a motion-activated alarm and Snappy Trainers all work well. You must apply the deterrent consistently to the feces for a significant period of time so that he comes to expect that all cat feces taste horrible. Hitting him with a newspaper or spanking him probably won’t stop him from eating feces, and it might cause more serious problems, such as fear or aggression. Frankie (dog) and Dizzy (cat) get along great but Frankie wants to eat Dizzy's food and poop. I know it’s beyond disgusting and, unfortunately, I’ve never met a dog that could resist it. What I do know is allowing your dog complete access to the litter box will only make it worse. I would probably discourage placing the litter box on top of these machines, as cats can be very finicky about their potty areas.


If you work away from home, I highly recommend having a raised litter box or placing the litter box behind a barrier.
Stool deterrents are added to your cat’s meal with the hope they’ll provide a nasty taste to cat feces. If your dog is found eating cat poop, pledge to do better by moving the litter box away from your dog’s reach. We cover a range of topics, from socializing puppies to dealing with aggressive dog behavior to selecting the best dog products.
You can use an accordion-style gate that has openings large enough for your cat but not your dog. Be aware that you can only implement this procedure for specific periods of time when your dog has access but your cat is confined away from the box. Your dog will get used to wearing the collar, and this will minimize the likelihood that he’ll associate the punishment with wearing it.) Position yourself where you can observe your dog from a distance or without being seen.
For this treatment to be most effective, you will need to restrict your dog’s access to water for 10 to 20 minutes after he has tasted the deterrent. I thought about getting a gate that only the cat could get through to use the bathroom but the cat is just as big as the dog so Frankie would be able to get through as easy as Dizzy. The instant you see your dog place his head in the litter box, blast the air horn or activate the collar. Please help me figure something out because when I got home from work today, Frankie's stomach seemed a little upset and I think it's because of the litter box. Do NOT use any type of verbal warning or else your dog will learn that the cat litter box is fair game unless you’re watching him.
You’ll need to apply this deterrent every time your dog attempts to eat cat feces and persist until he shows clear avoidance of the box for several weeks.




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