Category: Cat Training

Getting to Know Your Cat – Learning To Understand

As with any other pet, for cats pet care is important. I’m sure that most cat owners understand that cats can be quite sensitive. Cats might not always use a meow or some kind of vocal sound as a form of communication to other cats. It’s important for us as humans to start to look deeper into the actions of your cat to try and understand where it’s coming from and the message it is trying to give. In other words, get to know how to read your cat’s signs.

The more time we spend with our cats the more we will be able to understand the difference between the natural behaviour of the cat and bad habits that the cat picks up. it’s important to make these distinctions because trying to train a cat to do something that doesn’t align with its natural behaviour will be confusing and will cause resistance. It’s a good idea to do a little bit of research online about the behavioural patterns of your cat so that you can understand what is natural and what is not. Cats usually behave by instinct and it’s good to identify how your cats instincts work.

A good for example of how cats natural instincts work is to take a look at the common litter box. Cats really enjoy going through loose textured material especially when they’re looking for a spot to do their business. This is why kitty litter makes such a useful toilet for your cat. Same type of thing is when your cat is playing with your carpet pile or a ball of wool or some socks. All of these things have high level of fascination for your cat and being able to indulge your cat in playing with these things usually brings total joy to cats.

The vocal expressions your cat uses can also be a great help in getting to know what your cat is trying to say. In time you will be able to to get a very good idea of the different sounds your cat makes and what it meaning to tell you.

Have Fun With Cat Training – Learn To Outsmart Your Cat

A fun way to get on top of your kitty discipline is to be resourceful in outsmarting your cat. It should all be enjoyable and in no way stressful.

Ok so we know that usually a cat won’t respond that well when we give it a command except when it suits them. One way to improve your cat’s response is to be resourceful. if we can use something that is unpleasant to the cat’s senses in any way it will probably stop doing that naught thing. For example… if a cat is scratching at your nice furniture you could try applying something that gives the cat an unpleasant sensation on their paws like tin foil.

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The idea is to use a gentle praise approach when the cat is behaving acceptable by giving treats and to be resourceful in using items that are unpleasant when the cat is being naughty.

How To Train A Cat To Use A Litter Box

Training your cat to use a litter box doesn’t need to be stressful so you can rest assured there’s no need to pull your hair out to get your cat to go to the loo. With the right motivation, most cats will enjoy using a litter box for their business. To be successful with litter box training you’ll have to accept some humble ideas that will entice your kitty to use the litter box as their preferred place to go.

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Because the materials of the litter box are much like that of a place where a cat would usually do it’s business, you might find that your cat is naturally drawn to use the litter box as it’s usual place to do it’s business. In the event that your cat needs a little help here’s what you can do. It’s useful to take notice of when your cat likes to go to the toilet. At the time when your kitten would usually go… gently place it in the litter box and that will encourage your kitty to do it’s business at the appropriate time. Do this over and over so that the kitten will eventually find the litter box itself when it’s time to go.

Make sure you have the litter box in a quiet suitable area where there is not allot of things that can startle the kitten or distract it from doing the job. Take a look at the height of the litter box to make sure that kitty can enter and exit with ease.

Cat Training Basics – How To Train Kittens

Understanding that training a cat isn’t like training a dog is a good way to start the journey of training your cat. Unlike dogs, cats won’t usually go out of their way to do things just to please their owners. one might find that generally if a cat doesn’t feel like doing anything you ask it or if there’s nothing in it for them, they may just totally ignore your commands. With this in mind let’s go ahead and take a look at some cat training basics.

When training your cat one proven method that’s known to work really well is the positive reinforcement system.

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That’s know that in the past some Owners like to use methods to start all the cats like loud noises or even spraying the cats with water to show disapproval for certain behavioural traits. Sometimes these methods might work really well and other times these methods can be a source of confusion for the cat because they might not really understand what the owner is not happy about. It can get even more confusing when the cat thinks that the owner is just trying to play rather then implement corrective measures and then it won’t really work at all.

One method that can be used to communicate negative actions to your cat would be to use a student voice that, man your cats attention to show disapproval that cat is doing something naughty or a little undesirable. In many cases this has proven to deter the cat from being a cheeky little thing and removes the cat from that naughty action even if it’s just for a little while. Cat lovers and Training experts like would agree that when using physical exertion to correct cats behaviour such as hitting the cat, would not  be beneficial to the poor little cat but could also cause the cat to be fearful of its owner. Your cat that could cause it to have behavioural changes that would not be positive and not only that, it could also cause patterns of misbehaviour and a lot of stress for the cat.

How To Discipline Your Cat

The trick in being able to discipline your cat really should come with an understanding that it’s not easy to discipline a cat. When a cat owner learns this, they learn to be cool, calm and persistent. Unlike reptiles or birds, cats can be trained just like dogs.

We should recognise that a good place to start is to use methods that the cat will want to respond to. We know that usually a cat won’t respond unless it’s in the cat’s best interests to do so. Of course the best way to get your cat to respond is in a non violent way. What we can use is the check element of surprise. This seems to work quite well in mildly shocking the cat into being compliant.

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Remember that it’s important to use this technique at the time that the cat is being naughty and not after the offence otherwise the disciplinary action won’t be related to the act that the cat has committed. For example, If you has a soft bean bag that you could hurl in the direction of the cat, it would help the cat to realise that you do not approve of it’s actions. Be sure not to hit your cat with the bag. Just use it as an element of surprise.

A good way to have your cat stay away from an area that you don’t want it to be in is to use strong scents and smells that cat’s don’t like. Cats are known not to really like citrus as in lemon, limes and oranges.

Cats That Bite Or Scratch – Controlling Cat Aggression

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It takes some strategy to teach a cat to react appropriately. We know that cats enjoy being stroked but when they feel like they’ve had enough they can sometimes scratch or bite. This is not really an acceptable means and we can try to fix it. When stroking we might try to stroke gently until we feel that kitty is becoming restless of fidgety and then we can relax with the stroking before kitty decides to retaliate with a scratch. We can even try to change it up by stroking a different part of the cat and then changing again. Soon enough we should be able to extend our cat stroking sessions and kitty will eventually accept that the not so comfortable stroking will go hand in hand with the more pleasurable stroking.

Cats are natural preditors so it is natural that a cat will need to bite things. This is why it’s important to supply kitty with toys that they can bite and can relieve their urge to bite.

What If You Don’t Train Your Cat?

There can be some problems that you might not be able to fix if you choose not to train your kitten. When you give a cat free range it’s not able to control and understand what is a bad behavioural pattern. This can turn into long term problems that you might find irreparable.

There are some trainings that should be looked at when your cat is a kitten. litter training is one of these important things to do. It is possibly the easiest of trainings however if you choose not to litter box train your kitten the consequences can be dreadful as cat poo can have quite an undesirable smell to it causing your home to reek and your surroundings to be very unpleasant. As a result this can cause problems with relationships and may be a contributing factor with friends deciding not to visit anymore.Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 2.15.38 am

Although training your cat can take some persistence, the results are having a tame furry friend and companion are spectacular. don’t give up on your cat and you’ll have a buddy that will bring you lots of joy and be a nice companion in those times when you need one the most.