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Old 08-23-2007, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I want a automatic litter box ...due to puppy poop snooping.
which ones are the best? there are a few out there.


Thanks
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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If the pup is interested in the cat box, make certain you are not using a clumping litter as can turn into a concrete type substance in the dogs stomach and/or GI tract.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:49 PM
 
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If you are using the automatic boxes you have to use the premium clumping litter for them to work. IT needs to clump so it can be raked out. Otherwise a mess is created.

So dog +auto litter box + clumping litter dont mix.

How about a little training?
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Old 08-24-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Florida
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the dog is trained ...he's trained more then most dogs!!!
he does agility,herding, knows 25 tricks,he's sweet to all people, stays when he's told and can be off leash if I wanted ....we've tried training w/ the cat littler ....no bueno! My boy came from the pound and he's accomplished all of this after being abused and starved, I can try and work around him w/ this one flaw.
He doesn't touch the litter when we are around. He's sneaky about it ....can't correct him unless I catch him in the act.

my thought w/ the automatic box is that the poop would be automatically stored, so he wouldn't be interested.
I don't use clumping litter at the moment, because I prefer the other kind.
I'm not buying one ...it's to expensive. I can't justify spending 100-200$ on a poop holder. plus, add in the fliters and all ...to much.

thanks anyways
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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What about putting the little box in a closet with a cat door (too small for the dog) to get in and out? We have always kept our little box in a "cat closet" with a cutaway in the door for the cat to go in and out. My friend does the same thing for her cat and it keeps her rottie out of the box. But, if your dog is small, it might not work.
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Old 08-24-2007, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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dog is 20 pounds, the cat is 17.
I tired putting it in a closet and he's still getting to it, when im not looking.

I moved it to another room and see what happens.

mmmm. puppies are so silly!
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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dog is 20 pounds, the cat is 17.
I guess my idea won't work. LOL Short of something like this. (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=10286&s_kwcid=cat%20door|9 14612961&cm_mmc=PPC-_-Google-_-Cat-_-cat%20door&ref=3930&subref=AA&N=2002+113875 - broken link) But I can't get my cats to go through cat doors. Holes are fine, but put the flap on at it might as well be a solid door

Good luck!
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Florida
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thanks!
my cat is tricky like that as well.
We considered putting in a cat window and putting the box on the porch, but we figure he won't go through it. =)
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