On the surface, toilet training sounds like a great idea for Ragdoll cat owners: no more smell, no more constant scooping and cleaning – what could be the downside? When I first got Charlie and Trigg, I requested a few of the cat toilet training kits that were on the market and decided to try and toilet train them. It was a painful experience for me to watch - very un-cat like. I couldn't follow through with it. I do know that some readers have their kitties toilet trained - and understand that there are always exceptions to the rule. However, in general, if a reader contacts me asking about toilet training, I will tell them I am opposed to it. I am opposed to it mainly because you can't really keep an eye on their urine output if it is going into a bowl of water. You really don't have a concept of how much they are peeing. Actually, there are quite a few downsides, not the least of which is that toilet training doesn’t necessarily even get rid of odor problems. Here are a few reasons to steer clear of toilet training your kitty.