"Philip Meech" > wrote in message
>I have a calico about ten years old who would rather pee on the oriental
>rug than use his multicat litter box. He poops near but not in the box. He
>used to use it perfectly. How do I retrain him to use it again?
You should have a box for each cat, and you should keep them very clean.
Now that the damage is done, the only thing you can do is confine him to a
utility room or bathroom with his box, food, water, maybe a bed and some
toys, and get him back in the habit of going in the box. Cats are creatures
Keep him in there for 5-7 days, go visit him and praise him when you clean
box. Let him out after a week and monitor the spot closely, as well as the
rug. If he reverts, show him the spot, tell him "NO!" and confine him again
a couple of days. Repeat as needed. (This works for me, with a tuxedo cat
is doing the same thing.)