One word of advice here is that if you cut the cats too much slack, the lion in them will start showing off. Remember, according to history, our domestic cats must have started living with human beings about 12,000 years ago when people started settling down to farming in the Middle East.
Researchers say that genetic variance in cats made them want to move in with human beings and “experiment” living with them. Well… it seems to have paid off handsomely, seeing as how your cat has been able to twist you around its little finger… eeh… sorry….paw! Are your sentiments like … I love dogs much more than cats. You see, my dog is faithful, it shows respect, it’s loyal and it knows when I am angry. Dogs guard my property when I am not around, and when I leave Roger in my open car, one snarl and growl from him, and no one can touch my car. What can a cat do except eat food and stretch out on the sofa like a queen? But that is exactly where people miss the point. Their purr is reassuring, and the look on their face when they see a bird on the clothing line… Wow! I would give anything to see that look any time. It is the look of the wild hunter, the look of contemplation, the look that is cut out of granite, emotion-less and the look that seems to say… I haven’t forgotten who I am. I am of the family of aggressive hunters. Although cats are not patient with training, they can learn a few things. But first, you have to devise smart ways of showing them who is boss! How will you go about training a stubborn ball of fluffy fur to obey you? It is possible, believe me and anyway, it need not be too hard, but you will do some work!
How to Identify bad behaviours that you would like to stop in your cat
If you have a feline friend or a few of them, you will agree that they can be the most interesting friends to hang around with. Those lovely purrs can relax and send you to sleep, and the most comforting feeling is that caress of the soft, rich fur on your ankles. However, just as human friends, cats do have a few bad behaviours that you need to nip in the bud.
This is very annoying. You don’t want your kitty to do this anywhere around. You want it to take care of its business in the right place. Root Cause: If you adjust or change your cat’s litter box, you cat might leave uncovered poop as a sign of rebellion of discontentment of the new litter box or the new position. How to stop it: Try to scatter pine pellets evenly and try to adjust the new litter box in the position of the old one. Alternatively, you might try to remove the hood on the litter box, which could be acting as a hindrance.
Your cat can get into your nerves especially when it sprawls itself all over the room in the name of sitting. And they do seem to pick the best sofa, or your rocking chair!Root Causes: In some instances, your cat will sit in unladylike position as a symbol of contentment and trust. In other instances, it is a sign of rebellion like, ‘I couldn’t care less about the universe right now.’ The other reason why your cat may pull this stunt is a desperate move to seek attention, especially when it wants you to rub its furry belly. How to stop it: This should be addressed right away the minute your cat reveals such behaviour. You can do this by ignoring its desperate attempts to catch your attention every time your cat sprawls itself all over the sofa.
Scratching and biting
Cats are generally peaceful pets. However, they are also apt to show their spite for you by biting or scratching you. Sometimes, they will do this as defence, when they feel threatened or when playing with you. However, there is nothing playful about a scratch from a needle-sharp nail. If the cat scratches the puppy’s nose, you need to stop that too. However, first, consider what could have caused that. If you could remove the cause, the cat would be more polite. If it does it out of spite, you need to show your displeasure.
Why do most people believe that cats cannot be trained?
we said that a genetic variance made cats to opt to experiment living with human beings, maybe to satisfy their curiosity about this strange creature who stood on two legs, chirped constantly and generally didn’t seem interested in killing the cat. You can exploit that same curiosity and train the cat to do new things. In any case, they just said that old dogs cannot learn new tricks, they didn’t say old cats! However, nothing could be further from the truth. The secret is… make the cat curious! Curiosity killed the cat. Here, it will not, it will make him a better cat.
Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you when training your feline friend: Firstly rule of thumb never punish your cat. They don’t know forgiveness and anyway, you will just cow her out of responding. Secondly If you think that training a cat is an overnight miracle kind of thing, walk on. Cats will test your patience, and you had better have a lot of it. Unlike dogs, cats do not like to be commanded around anyhow. This is not pride. It is just who the cat is. That a cat doesn’t show a compliance to obey commands is its nature, not pride or inflexibility.
Tips for training the cat to obey commands
1. Do it sparingly so that your feline friend does not feel under intense pressure
2. Remember that cats just like individuals are different and they adapt to commands differently.
3. The secret is to teach them when they are younger and they will stick to these commands even as they grow older. Even the good book says… “Train your children the way you would like them to go when they grow up…”
4. Be consistent with your set of commands If you lose your cool and start to yell, your cat might leave the room or take forever to adopt your commands as a sign of rebellion and spite. Once learned, commands ensure that you will have a cooperative companion who cooperates with the rules of that home. Training: just like human beings, cats work well with a little motivation and if your feline understands that the training is meant for its own good, it is likely to adopt the commands. What are your cat’s favourite bites? Get them by all means and once it responds well to a command, give him a bite so that he can learn to associate good deeds with rewards.
Cats are more demanding as compared to their canine friends and it is therefore advisable to ensure that while you do not give in to the demands, you can turn them around to your advantage. The beauty about training cats is that it engages their mind and this means that at the end of the day, you will have a calm and intelligent feline friend. Bell ringing: How can you use a bell effectively to signal meal times? It is easy. Cats are most likely to feel hungry punctually, that is, if you feed your cat after 10 hours, it will feel hungry at the same time. Before feeding, always ring the bell. Thus, the cat learns to associate the bell with food.