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How To Train A Cat

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Most cats do not require too many instructions and guidance. Yes, cat health and cat care is important and you cannot escape this responsibility. Some behaviors are good to teach since they are good for cat health and safety. Training a kitten at any time is easy because only 10 to 20 percent of cats need a more intensive approach.

Most of the people who have cat pets know that kitty is a savvy trainer himself.

Cardinal rules of training a kitten:

Incentives work better when you train than deterrents. Use your pets' natural preferences to induce him to reach the desired goal. Do not restrict but accommodate.

The primary factor is the relationship of trust that you have with your cat. Do not let it be impaired. Training sessions ideally make the human feline relation stronger.

Consult your veterinarian to know the causes of any behavioral problem.

Toilet training for cat:

Start by moving the cat's present litter box from wherever it is to the toilet. Make sure he knows where it is put. Heighten the litter box by putting a stack of newspaper or cardboard box. Get the level of the litter box to the height of the toilet seat. Your cat will step into the box and then begin to jump until he jumps on to the toilet seat. Keep the lid up and the seat down. So your cat is comfortable to tromp on the open toilet.

Using a Cat Flaps or Cat Door:

It is not a very good idea for your cat to roam around in the neighborhood. You can use a cat flap or a door to restrict your cat from moving in the neighborhood.

Cat walking on a lead:

Train your cat to walk with a leash. The leash should be light weight and comfortable. Leave the leash near the kitty's sleeping place to let him get accustomed to its appearance. Wait till the lunch time and put the harness around. Immediately praise him and feed him with his favorite food. Let him wear the harness for a while. If it bothers him, distract him by playing with his favorite toy. When he gets accustomed to the harness remove it. Every time you feed him repeat this activity. Next, attach the leash to the harness. Let your cat move around the house with it. Praise him for being a good cat, and repeat this till he accepts the leash. Now pick the end of the leash and make him habituated to you holding it. Do not pull the leash, talk to him and guide him. This should appear to be a pleasurable activity, not a forced e one.

Teach the cat to learn its name by calling out its name when you play with him. Cajole him or treat him with his favorite food when he responds to you. Get to know your cat and use its name regularly and then he will respond when you call his name and wait for the treat.

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