Cat Training, you know that cats don’t understand English or read books. So before you train them, you should look at how they learn. They will learn by experience.
If their learning experience is pleasant, playful, and rewarding, they will love to repeat it. But if their experience is unpleasant, they will never try it in the future. So be careful that their experience should be pleasant and rewarding. Following are some points that will help you to train your cat:
Cat Training: Training a Kitten
For many people, one of the great attractions of cats is their independent nature. However, it must be appreciated that this means that it is less easy to train a cat than a dog. A dog usually wishes to please its owners and to earn their praise, whereas a cat’s main concern is itself.
Fortunately, a cat needs less training than a dog and is usually far more unobtrusive. All that is generally required is some firm and consistent handling from the start, and it is mostly a matter of good common sense. In some cases, an owner may need to be firm for quite a time as a cat may try to assert itself and fail to realize who is supposed to be in charge.
Cats soon learn to respond to the inflections of their owner’s voice, and a cross tone can be an effective deterrent, although it is a mistake to shout as this may simply frighten a kitten. Also, they intensely dislike loud, sharp noises, so clapping the hands or striking the top of a table with a rolled-up newspaper highly effective.
Simple command words like ‘no,’ ‘get down ‘bad,’ ‘out,’ etc., should be used as a part of cat training. Then it is a matter of consistently checking bad and undesirable behavior a soon as, and each time, it appears so that the kitten gradually learns what is acceptable.
For instance, if it uses its claws or teeth when being played with, the owner should say ‘No’ sharply and perhaps tap the kitten’s nose or paw with a finger. The kitten must be told to ‘Get down’ each time it climbs on a chair, if this is not acceptable to its owners, and lifted down onto the floor.
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