Train Your Cat To Listen Without Using Physical Punishment

As much as you want them to, cats are never going to come close to being as disciplined as dogs. But even if cats are predators by nature, with enough patience they can still be trained to listen to your signals. 

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First of all, we never deliver physical punishment on our cats as it will only result in cats fearing you. So never ever, hit or deliver any physical punishment on yours either. 

You want your goal to be training your cat to understand what is appropriate behaviors and what is inappropriate behavior which you will not tolerate. Cats do not like surprises; an advantage that you will have on the cat, in order to be able to warn your cat about inappropriate behavior by using surprise noises. Use clapping, a firm “NO” or loud hissing to have your cat stop unwanted behaviors. These warnings have to come immediately to be effective. 

Remember never rub the nose of the cat. Use the face push method, pushing the palm of you hand in the cats face. If your cat tends to resist with biting, this is a great way to let your cat know that biting is not acceptable. Simply push the cats face back gently, but do not hit the cat.

Starting to train your cat young is seen as the best way to promote lasting good behavior. Don't forget that it is easier to learn good behavior than to unlearn bad behavior.

Some behaviors cannot be trained - Instead try to childproof. 

Childproofing might be the solution to recurring bad behavior. Keep small plastic container, valuable breakables out of reach, find our of reach places for the dangerous items so your cat cannot reach and get into them. Make sure all items that the cat might be able to get there through climbing or a jumping.

Pet stores do offer assorted cat repellent sprays, creams, powders, scents, and other items to help with your cat training. Catnip is available in different forms to help your cat draw its territorial boundaries. 

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