Houston’s Cat Potty Training and House Soiling

Training Philosophy

As Houston’s premier cat trainers, we make cat potty training easy.

Does your cat refuse to use the litter box? With years of experience and data from training hundreds of cats, we’ve honed our approach to simplify this complex behavior into an easy-to-follow, effective training plan. Cats stop using the litter box for a variety of reasons including underlying medical issues, marking due to other cats in the home, or being afraid to eliminate due to a startling event that interrupted elimination. Our Houston cat behavior experts will help eliminate the stress associated with potty training by determining the root cause of the house soiling. We offer scientifically-backed techniques grounded in the latest feline behavior research.

We prioritize stress-free solutions for both cats and owners. By utilizing positive reinforcement, environmental management, and behavior modification strategies, we empower owners to confidently guide cats toward successful litter box habits. Our goal is to provide Houston pet owners with simple yet effective training plans tailored to their cat’s unique needs, fostering harmonious living environments. After completing our Indirect Assessment of Feline Behavior, our pre-training team will create a training program personalized to your cat’s needs. Then, one of our cat behavior experts will come to your home to help you implement the training plan to get your cat using the litter box again as fast as possible! At Beyond the Dog, we aim to resolve house soiling issues and create a hygienic, happy home for both you and your feline companion.

Training Programs

Cat Potty Training and House Soiling One-Hour Consultations (In-Person or Virtual)

Our one-hour training sessions will help you get to the bottom of why your cat is experiencing issues using the litter box and exactly what you need to do to eliminate the issue.

Our goal is to eliminate all cat house soiling. In our cat training consultations, we will:

  • Implement personalized behavior modification plans tailored to each cat’s unique needs to eliminate house soiling
  • Offer hands-on guidance and practical demonstrations to help owners effectively communicate with their cats and reinforce desired litter box behaviors
  • Provide ongoing support and troubleshooting to address any challenges or setbacks, ensuring sustained progress and successful resolution of house soiling issues

Our cat training programs for house soiling are grounded in extensive research that supports our evidence-based approach. After training hundreds of cats to successfully use the litter box, we have cat potty training down to a science. Our unique treatment of cat problem behavior draws upon years of hands-on experience and is supported by the latest research on feline behavior such as the study by Buffington et al. (2017). This research underscores the importance of considering various factors, including medical, environmental, and behavioral influences, when addressing litter box issues. By incorporating findings from reputable sources like this study, we ensure that our training programs are comprehensive and effective in resolving house soiling problems for cats and their owners. According to Dr. Echterling-Savage, “Cats can be very sensitive to their environment which can make litter box training a complicated process. My job is to make a complicated process easy for pet parents by creating a fuss-free approach to a frustrating problem.”

Embark on a transformative journey with our one-hour cat training sessions, available both virtually and in person in Houston. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Echterling-Savage, our training programs are meticulously crafted to address the root causes of house-soiling behaviors. Prior to training, our pre-training team conducts a comprehensive examination using our proprietary Indirect Assessment of Feline Behavior, ensuring a tailored approach that considers your cat’s individual needs. Once our program is created, one of our experienced behavior consultants will implement this plan, providing personalized guidance and support either virtually or in person. Through a combination of proven techniques and personalized strategies, we empower cat owners to effectively communicate with their pets and cultivate positive litter box behaviors, fostering a harmonious and hygienic living environment for both cats and their families. Virtual consultations with Dr. Echterling-Savage are priced at $375 for an hour, while sessions with one of our Houston trainers, under her supervision, are available for $150 per hour virtually and $160 per hour in person.