November 29, 2016

5 Tips For Quickly House Training Your Cat

Many new cat owners really struggle with their cat house training and if they don’t go about it in the right way from the beginning, this can be very frustrating.

The first step in training should be trying to understand how your cat thinks, why she does the things she does, what motivates her.

This is to say that you have to make sure what you want your cat to do is exceedingly rewarding and pleasurable and vice versa.  

So below we have outlined 5 tips for quickly house training your cat!

Tip # 1: Keep Your Training Sessions Short

Cats are known for their short attention spans, so your sessions should be fairly brief, ideally no longer than 10 minutes.

And because their attention does tend to wander, make sure your sessions are held somewhere where there are as few distractions as possible.

Also make sure your training sessions are indoors, with no view of the outdoor world, and no visitors, human or other animals.

Tip # 2: Stop All Reprimands And Punishments 

Any physical punishment is self-defeating. Your cat will simply learn to fear you and make any further training even more difficult.

Concentrate on making your relationship fun, rewarding, playful and interesting.

A very effective alternative to physical punishment is to keep a spray bottle of water; if she misbehaves, a little spray will let her know you are not pleased

Tip # 3: Schedule Daily Play Sessions

Cats are known to become overly active and destructive when bored.

Daily play sessions and relaxing massages help your cat calm down.

Cats that feel neglected will often stop using their litter box.

If you schedule regular sessions to give your cat undivided attention and to play games with him, even litter box problems can disappear.

Tip # 4: Set Your Cat Up To Succeed

It makes it easier to set your cat up to succeed for performing those behaviors you want her to learn so she can be rewarded.

The most effective method of cat training is through rewards.

This will give you the opportunity to reward and praise him for good behavior. 

Start with simples tasks and make sure it completes its task before giving the reward.

Tip # 5: Properly Set Up Your Cat’s Environment

Make it in such as way that his misbehavior is not a rewarding experience.

For example, furniture scratching… Set up a scratching post and make it fun, rewarding and exciting.

On the other hand, training should be directed at making the furniture unattractive as a clawing item.

For more tips, resources and information on how to train cat click here

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