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Tips On Different Cat Training

Felines are known to always please their owners. Training is always dependent on the owner’s preferences.

It being a part of their hygiene, cats may end up scratching and marking your furniture. This may bring more work and stress to you.

In order to live along side with a pet cat, proper training is required. Training cats is not a walk in the park but it can be done.

Patience, time and care are the ingredients to a properly trained cat. Here are a few Cat training tips that you can use at home.

Litter training Cats.

The first cat training tip that will help you to restore the peace and order in your home is to teach the cat to use a litter box.

Start training your cats early on as kittens.

Your bathroom is the best location for your cat’s litter box.

Take the cat to the litter box after meals, after play time and after nap time. Watch over them until they finish doing their business. Be ready and quick to give a reward to your cat.

Remember to praise them when they use the litter box. Give time for them to be familiar with the use of the box.

Keep encouraging your cat to visit the litter box. Positive reinforcement usually works well for cats.

Cat Scratching Training.

If your cat scratches furniture, people or anything that gets in the way, then the next cat training tip for you is on cat scratching post training.

I’m sure you would hate seeing your furniture get ruined by scratches from your cat. A Cat that scratches people is a sure signs of cat misbehavior. To avoid cat misbehavior, observe and act on it fast.

Provide a scratching post for your cat and position it near the favorite object the cat scratches.

Wait until your cat is about to scratch that object and then carefully place its claws on the new and real scratching post.

Reward the cat if it starts using the scratching post. Never punish your cat by spanking, since this will only keep them away from you.

When you leave the house, you can spray something that has a bad odor for the cats on the furniture. This will also help your cat to be familiar with the right places to scratch and do its business to.

Introduce new toys that can get your cat’s attention for a long period of time.

Cat Clicker Training.

Cat training has often been considered an elusive goal by pet owners who’ve been conditioned to view cats as “untrainable.” Yet many cat owners have found an enjoyable way to train and interact with their pets through the process of clicker training for cats.

So what is cat clicker training? Cat clicker training is an easy and fun way to help shape your cat’s behavior. The scientific term for the method is operant conditioning – simply put, it means you can take advantage of your cat’s natural tendency to repeat an action that has a positive consequence. With clicker training, punishments are not used. You “mark” a desirable behavior with a click, and then reward it with a treat.

The clicker is a small plastic device with a metal strip that makes a clicking sound when it’s pressed. The value of the clicking sound is that it is completely distinct within the cat’s environment. Unlike the sound of your voice, which your cat hears all the time, the sound of the click becomes a clear form of communication. The click is something that he can uniquely associate with the desired behavior. The treat then immediately follows the click, reinforcing the positive consequences of the behavior.

Read More…….Clicker Training for Cats: The Basics.

The best cat clicker training material can be had at Amazon.com. Click on the image below to browse through what they have at present in the form of Books, DVDs, Training Kits and even training accessories.

Cat Clicker Training

Clicker Train Your Cat at Home.

Cats can't be trained? That's a myth! Watch this video and learn how you can teach your cat tricks right at home. For more clicker training tips and information on cat training classes at the Dumb Friends League, visit ddfl.org.

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This post was written by TKB_Editor on February 1, 2013

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