Training Your Cat

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Training your cat

Training your cat

Training your cat

Most of us think that a cat is much easier to take care of than a child, well, truth be told it usually is. Training your cat requires your hidden parent to come out; you need to act like the untrained kitten is your own 2 month old baby.

It is best if majority of the cat’s training is done during its early months. A cat during its early months is much more receptive to learning because it hasn’t yet developed its independent nature. As a cat ages, it develops a mind of its own and would not respond to your training or punishments. Usually cats turn aggressive and rebellious if they are punished to be trained in adult years.

Like you would not shout at your own baby for pooping outside or breaking something by mistake, you couldn’t train your cat by yelling too. Try to be soft, and appreciate your cat for every positive step taken towards its training. Award a treat for every time your cat does well. This will encourage your cat to do better in expectation for the especial cat treat.  Punish your cat with a scary voice or spray of water if it continues to make mistakes. One step at a time is the key.

Since cats are less receptive as compared to dogs, training your cat could be a really tough and tedious task. You need to be regular, steady and attentive enough to make this possible. Try taking help from your family members or friends in training your cat since repetition of commands would lead to better learning and your cat will climb that training ladder pretty quick then.

Cats could be really troublesome and moody but that’s one of the most reasons why they are adored so much. However, all this adoration fades away when your beloved cat ends up breaking a very expensive vase or pooping on your couch. At that time all you come up with is yelling which is of no use and you regret not training your cat earlier. A trained cat is definitely much better to have.