Important Tips When Training Cats

Training cats can be easy Training cats is not as difficult, believe it or not, as some people think it is, if you have the right information. Yes, cats are very aloof and independent and they often don't really care if they make their owner happy, but they like rewards and attention from their owners if offered. So you can easily use this to you advantage when training cats to make them start doing the behaviors you want them to do as they associate something pleasant with that task. And if that is possible then there are also some ways to stop the negative behaviors they do by making it unpleasant without actually hurting your relationship with your cat. This is very important when training cats.

For example, sprinkling some chili powder or other strong tasting edible powder on the leaves of your household plants is a recommended measure when training cats to stay away from houseplants. Once the cat chews a leaf, he'll hate the taste and stay away from those plants. But make sure the powder is actually edible; don't poison your cat and don't use baby powder as chewing and swallowing this can physically hurt them. Another example, putting some marbles on the shelf when training cats to stay off certain places, can be a good idea. Once the cat gets up there they can't get a foothold and will typically fall off. And it just takes them once to jump and fall off for them to avoid it.

Another very important factor to keep in mind when training cats is to work with them. If they want to play at night and make noise and keep you awake, then make sure that you're playing with them and spending more time with them during the day. Set aside fifteen to thirty minutes every day to keep them entertained and active so that they're tired enough to sleep at night rather than have energy for fun. If they don't do anything during the day, they'll take a nap, which means they'll be wide awake during the night. A very important part of training cats involves understanding the way they think and how they act, and then training cats is easy since you're working with them. Having a scheduled playtime and wearing them out during the day can also mean that they'll have less energy to jump on shelves and furniture.

But it's very important to keep in mind rewards when training cats because they respond better to rewards than to scolding and punishment. It's very difficult for them to connect your scolding to the act they've committed. Once you reward a cat with special treats or physical petting for the good behavior, he'll typically look forward to do that and have that behavior you want him to do to be a pleasant experience for him. Most owners don't know this when training cats and rely only on scolding something they don't their cats to do rather than rewarding them when they do the right thing. So give them a special treat that they only get when they use the litter box or when they come when called. When training cats to use a harness or leash, offer him yet another special treat that he gets only as you're putting him in the harness. Your cat will start looking forward to that treat and associate it with the harness or whatever else. This will make him be more cooperative about it in the first place.

If you haven’t bought the “Easy Cat Training Home Study Course” yet I suggest you go ahead right now and buy it now, because it provides an easy system for training your cat the right way from start to finish.