Training kittens to use a litter tray and why cats and kittens might not use a litter tray.
If you can understand WHY your cat is scratching your beloved sofa or bed, you're half way to solving the problem.
Not be confused with urinating, spraying is normal, natural behaviour for marking territory. Find out how to stop it in the house.
Why cats bite, the difference between play and anger, how to spot the warning signs and what to do to stop it happening.
Does it seem like your cat has been possessed, tearing around the room and at the furniture? Find out why and how you can help.
Cats may not be vocal, but you can learn to watch and understand their body language to figure out how your cat is feeling.
It is estimated that cats have roughly 100 vocal sounds and that they reserve all of them for communication with their owners.
Books & Resources
A hand-picked selection of cat training resources, including books, toys and other cat related products to keep your puss happy.
OK, so you're never going to get a cat to play dead, or to rollover on command, but what you can do is teach them to do the simple things, like use the litter tray, or stop scratching the settee.
The important thing to remember when trying to train a cat, is that they are not humans, they do not understand English (or any other language for that matter!), they do however learn by repetition and experience. Feeding a meowing cat will only teach them that to get food, they simply have to meow. To teach a cat to not constantly meow, we need to show them that meowing does not achieve positive results.
The Basics of Cat Training
As much as you love your kitty, to teach them to behave in a manner you find acceptable, you will have to show them that alternative behaviour is not acceptable, this could take the form of spraying the cat in the face with a little water or shaking a tub of paperclips for example, to make a loud noise - I appreciate this may seem a little cruel to start with, but no harm will come to your cat and your cat will soon learn not to behave in a manner which causes these results.
Perhaps just as important as making a noise or spraying water in a cats face to teach a cat what not to do, we must also encourage the cat when it is behaving in a way we want it to.
The links on the right hand side of the page will take you to various different scenarios and habits, hopefully you will be able to find out how to train your cat the way in which you like.
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