By All The Best People Are Crazy~ - 04/11/2016 03:49 - Canada - Oakville
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Baby steps, OP! Just use discipline and then of course positive reinforcement when your cat uses each object correctly.
Never ever use discipline /punishment on a cat (or any animal) especially regarding bathroom issues. You'll only teach it to fear you and fear the act of going to the bathroom. You'll create a much worse problem. The only discipline should be on the owner to clean the litter box more often or check for constipation/urinary tract infection/kidney stone. Did you change litter brand or type, get new boxes or another pet or guests? If he knew better for months something has changed in his environment to cause his behavior to change. Or he just had an accident. Good luck figuring out the why OP and getting things back on track. Clean that bed throughly then do it again two or three times all over again. Try putting a piece of cloth like old blanket ,towel or one of your old t shirts with your scent on his usual sleeping spot, after a week or more move it to the new bed. If all else fails give him a cardboard box with a warm cozy blanket and call it done. (if you just can't stand the looks cover the outside in pretty paper or fabric. )