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Moving the litter box to the likeable spot in the living room, OR Do I try some other method? Jimmy

No, I don't think that would work, or else you'd need about 5 litter trays for each new spot!
My kittens have just been litter trained - they're doing pretty well now - and here's the tactics:
1) make sure their food is not too close to their litter (would **** to eat near where you poop?)
2) in the UK you can get a product called Swifty which is an attractivesmelling fluid to cats - you put two little drops a day in the litter.
3) I use a UK product called Pet Away (I think) which you spray whereyou don't want your cats to go pee pee/poop - use this especially after cleaning up a pee that the cat has just done.

Also, just be vigilant, and if a cat looks like it's about to go, put him/her in the litter. Obviously, you can't be there all the time to catch this, but when you can, it will help...
Remember to remove clumped urine/poop from the litter frequently (I do it almost daily for my two kittens), and every now and then completely change the litter (which I do every few days).
The last word: positive reinforcement works much, much better than negative. In other words, reward kitties for being good, don't punish them for being 'bad' - it's not worth it.
Make sure you act pleased towards them when they do use the litter!

alex
Remember to remove clumped urine/poop from the litter frequently (I do it almost daily for my two kittens)

Almost daily? Try several times a day, even if only for keeping your house a little fresher. Just because it's a litter box doesn't change the fact you have urine and *** just sitting there, and by my standards that is not very pleasant or civilized.
-mhd
Try a Feliway diffuser.
It releases a synthetic felins pherimone that calms cats and also, reportedly, will deter unwanted toileting.
Remember to remove clumped urine/poop from the litter frequently (I do it almost daily for my two kittens)

Almost daily? Try several times a day, even if only for keeping your house a little fresher. Just because it's ... you have urine and *** just sitting there, and by my standards that is not very pleasant or civilized. -mhd

I am coming into this rather late and don't know if this has been said yet. Be sure to have the litter box(s) out of the high traffic areas. A secluded area is best...not somewhere anyone can be coming thru at any time. Just my thoughts.
Shirley
Is this new or has your kitty been doing this all along? You need to rule out any medical problems such as urinary tract infection, etc.

Assuming no medical problems. Use and enzyme cleaner (Nature's Miracle or Petastic to name a few) and leave a small bowl of treats for a few days. If it¹s on carpet then really let it soak in to the pad bellow. You can usually rent or borrow a ³black light² to help find any spots you may not know about
Try different litters, there is one called Dr Elseys (www.petstop1.com or some of the big ones) which guarantees results. And keep the litter box very clean. If all this fails try ³Feliway² either the spray or the plug in. Expensive but it works.
But(t) first things first, rule out any medical problems.
Nice idea, but cats don't think like humans. To them, bodily functions are a normal part of life, not to be hidden, or ashamed of.

To shape a cat, you need to think like a cat...
Almost daily? Try several times a day, even if only ... my standards that is not very pleasant or civilized. -mhd

I am coming into this rather late and don't know if this has been saidyet. Be sure to have the litter box(s) out of the high traffic areas. Asecluded area is best...not somewhere anyone can be coming thru at any time. Justmy thoughts. Shirley
> Almost daily? Try several times a day, even if only for keeping your
house a little fresher. Just because it's a litter box doesn't change >>

We like our toilets flushed...cats like theirs clean too
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