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How to correct cats unwanted behaviour

| February 22, 2011
Scientists emphasize five types of the common problems, which you can meet during you cat upbringing and training.

Scientists emphasize five types of the common problems, which you can meet during you cat upbringing and training.

Domestic animal must know how to adapt itself to live with you together, from one side, preserving it’s originality, and from the other side – don’t be a burden or source of problems for your home. In order to keep this in balance you need to blockade cat’s bad behaviour. And the best thing you can do with this – is preventive measures.

Scientists emphasize five types of the common problems, which you can meet during you cat upbringing and training.

Cat behavioural problem No 1.

Capricious and aggressive cat, which does everything, it wants.

Sources of such behaviour come out from its childhood, when it didn’t know word: “NO!” or “DON’T!”

What to do with this? You need to take your kitten or adult cat to your hands more often. And never kick it! Because this will not help, only will make cat angrier. If cat shows its claws – stop playing and caressing it, and say: “NO!” or “DON’T!” You should remember, that cat’s belligerence very often caused by fear.

Sometimes you may meet spitting cats. You may respond to this cat’s bad behaviour the same way – spitting upon it! If this does not help, take sprayer – this method definitely helps.

Sometimes cats behave very aggressive, scratching your carpets, and it seems they are trying to bury something. It can come from feeling that cat lost control upon situation. In this case – you may propose old rug to your cat. Or wrap cat in warm towel. It works, because warmth reduces fear, as well as love and caress.

The second possible cause of such an aggressive behaviour – cat’s territory protection. It happens more often in places, where live more than one animal. In this case – you need to teach patiently your pets to get accustomed to one another. And in no way lock them up. In the worst case scenario – spray them, using the same perfumes.

Cat behavioural problem No 2.

“Silly” cats, that refuse using litter box, drag off things from the table.

In this case – the first thing is – to think about medical issues with your cat. If everything is fine and cat’s health in a good condition, think it over, whether your cat lives well in your house. Maybe cat, doing all of those things, just trying to catch your attention, because cat angry, lonely or unhappy! In this case the first measures it is love and care! Coming home after work – first thing you need to do is caress your cat and communicate with it! And only after that – socialize with the rest of your family!

Also cats don’t like people, who they are afraid of. And because of this – cats do mark in front of those people. In this case, I advise you to hang up the foil, where you wrapped the fish, over the cat’s favourite place, where cat does marks. This method will distract cat’s attention to do the marks on the floor. Or you may try to feed your cat in that place, where cat urinates.

If you can not find out about motives of such behaviour, glue the sticky tape around that “special” territory, or spray with vinegar around it. And you don’t need to poke your cat’s nose into that mess – it doesn’t work every time! Also consider to set up litter box very comfortable for your cat to use.

Cat behavioural problem No 3.

You have a “whining” cat.

Maybe, the first thing you will want to do is to take cat to your hands and caress it! And the second thing, which comes to your mind after few hours listening to the cat’s howling – is to kill your pet! Of course, if it is not the disease, you need to know – cat is whining, because it feels abandoned. What is the solution to this behavioural problem? You need to provide comfortable place for your cat, according its taste. Make such a place well beforehand cat’s “concert”, and if cat starts whining at night anyway – spray cat with water.

Cat behavioural problem No 4.

You have cat – destroyer.

Representatives of this type trying to tear everything that could be found on their way. In this case you must hold your temper and all your patience! Cat will not understand from the very first time that it is not allowed to tear to pieces everything in your house. You need to have special plank for cat to scratch. Any plants, which cat doesn’t like and always pull out you need to keep in a safe place, not reachable for the cat. It is better to make special garden for your pet only. The most elementary “cat’s garden” – is oats in the pot. You may grow wheat or parsley as well.

How to break of cat’s habit to jump on the furniture.

I may propose the easiest way: tables and chairs with trap, made of pile of books, or tin cans, which fall on the cat with the slightest touch to the forbidden furniture. And don’t worry – it will not make any harm to the cat. All cats have brilliant reaction, so cat will be in the other corner of the room even before that tin can touch the cat or the ground! Also you may place deodorant cans in some “hot spots”. All cats are afraid of being sprayed.

Mastication of wires.

It is deadly habit! You must spray wires with vinegar or get them covered with tobacco paste. But first, you need to investigate, what cat’s response is to those smells.

Cat behavioural problem No 5.

You have cat, who is “prima donna”.

Main symptoms – cat eats with you at the same time, but only the best pieces of meal, you have prepared for yourself! And cat allows you to care about it graciously. Saying that, your cat is a snob. What do you need to keep in mind? Most of the cats can change their diet during just a few days, of course, if you think that it is the best and only choice. Cats can even go without food for few days – nothing terrible will happen!

Measures for changing such a behaviour: don’t feed your cat from your plate; you need to camouflage new cat’s food to its favourite food, increasing the dose. You need to harden your heart, because that time cat will be looking at you with beseeching eyes! Feed your cat strictly by appointed hours. You may even ring the hand bell before feeding time and caress your pet as often as possible.

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About the Author: Tim Mcferline

Tim is professional and enthusiast in training cats and dogs. To learn more about how to train your cat successfully and correct its behaviour please visit Cats training programms where you will find vital resources and answers for many of your questions.

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Category: Feline Behaviour, Feline Health and Care, Feline Resources

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