Originally Posted by Sweet72947
I have a few suggestions:
1. Constantly monitor the cat box and make sure there's no poo.
2. Put bitter apple or something like it on the poo and let him try it. The icky taste might make him stay away. (normally I think cat poo tastes sweet to dogs).
3. Teach him a "leave it" command and tell him to leave it when he goes near the cat box.
I know how gross it is though, my little terrier benji when and picked up some poo from the cat box and brought it over and set it over on the floor! He was just about to start eating it when I rushed over with a tissue and picked it up before he could get it. Dogs can be so disgusting.
Thankyou for the suggestions
/ Here's some of the delimas though- it is impossible for me to constantly monitor the litter pan as i work a lot and also have foster kittens. I do however make sure it's cleaned out every day so i guess that would help
/ About the bitter apple- the little weirdo LIKES it!
I mean he will eat just about anything (haha obviously
). He also knows the sit/stay command and usually does it VERY well- but i guess the poo was too exciting for him
As soon as i said something to him he chomped it down as quick as he could before i could do anything
EWW! it was sooo nasty! I would move the litter pan behind a baby gate (what my sister does for her two dogs to keep them out) but he is an australian shepherd and has easily cleared a 5' fence- so that wouldn't be a problem for him to clear a baby gate. I'm not sure what to do
I was thinking about asking colin to add a piece of wood to the front of the desk with a hinge that opens so that i can clean it and a small opening just big enough for the kitties- not the dogs to get into- i think that might work
What do you think?