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Training Your Cat

By Pug Puppy Breeder New Hampshire

Training your cat may sometimes be avoided by owners because of the nature of cats.  However, training your cat is not only possible, but also is becoming more popular in order to make the cat and your household easier to live in.  Because of the behaviors of cats, there are several techniques that can be used to train your cat without becoming frustrated and without punishing your cat.   

The best way to train a cat is to understand their behavior and instinct.  Most cats are intelligent creatures that react strongly to their environment.  Some of this is naturally done by their instincts and survival methods that have been used.  The behaviors of cats are also best to use when training a cat.  They are highly sensitive to things such as environment, sound and smell.  These behavioral reactions can be used to your benefit when training a cat.   

One of the things that most cat owners want to learn is how to train a cat to use a litter box.  The first step in making sure that they will be trained in this is by building an environment that they will be attracted to.  This means an area that is private, easy to get to as well as clean.  Kitty litter is the best thing to use, because cats are naturally attracted to raking things as a survival instinct so that they leave no scent behind.  By knowing their behaviors, as well as making the right environment for them, it will be easier to train them.  The next thing to do is introduce the cat to the litter box.  This will get them used to the idea of using it.  If they don’t use it at first, don’t punish them.  Simply take the waste and put it in the litter box.  This will give the cat the idea that this is the territory that they should use.  This makes it easy to train your cat. 

Another thing that you can train your cat to not do is scratch in certain places.  Cats are generally responsive to different smells in areas, which is what causes them to scratch.  By changing the smell, it will move them away from the area that they are scratching.  Scents such as citrus and bitter apple are two different sprays that you can put which will cause your cat to naturally move away from the area and stop scratching because they don’t like the scent. 

One of the major problems that cats may cause is jumping on counters and places where they don’t belong.  This is fairly easy to solve.  You can place an object on the counter that will cause a loud bang, such as pop cans.  The sound will scare the cat, causing them to move off of the counter.  It will also train the cat to not jump onto the area anymore.  By doing this, you are letting the cat know that this certain area is not their territory.  They will quickly back off of the area, not moving onto it anymore. 

One of the ways which is becoming more popular for the training of cats is known as clicker training.  By using positive reinforcement and a click, you can train your cat to do more than the normal cats are used to doing, as well as move beyond the preventative measures that you are taking for your cat.  You can allow your cat to do things such as sit, do tricks, jump, fetch, etc. by making a certain sound.  After they do this, you give them a kitty treat, making the clicker training a game for both you and the cat.  This can also be used for the destructive behaviors that cats sometimes do as part of their nature. 

Knowing cats’ behaviors and what they naturally and instinctively do in their environment is the first step to take in training a cat.  By doing this, you will avoid several problems that some cats’ cause in their environment.  Beyond this, you can train a cat by methods that have been used successfully with cat and animal owners.  Through this, you will be able to train your cat without causing problems or frustration.  Cats are known as highly intelligent animals that are easy to train.  When you know the right methods, this training becomes much easier.    

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