Tips for training your cat
We all know that cats are different from dogs. Among their various differences is the different relationship they establish with their owners. While a dog is a much more social animal always ready to play and sympathize with people, a cat is much more independent and its main feature is its concern for itself.
But these characteristics are one of the many things that make cats special and also, that they have this way of being and behaving does not mean that it is not possible to teach them anything or teach them for their coexistence with us.
5 more key tips to train your cat.
–Awards. Cats do not easily understand punishment so it is not a good option to punish if they have misbehaved. Instead, it is advisable offer some kind of treat when he has behaved well and accompany it with some kind of sound, for example a bell, so that they associate that little noise with a positive action on their part. It is a help positive associated with a good deed.
–Scratch. It is in the nature of cats to scratch, it is not something that can be eliminated from their instinct, since it is their way of marking their territories. What we can achieve is to redirect their instinct to scratch in other places that do not bother us. For example, providing him with a toy to scratch and play with and of course, providing him with scratchers. Our shoes, clothes, curtains or furniture will appreciate it.
–Patience. Each cat is different and reacts differently to our rules of behavior and teaching. Some will pay almost no attention to us, at least at first, and others will. Although it seems silly, patience will be the best of our weapons in training.
–Avoid being distracted. The best time to teach a kitten is right before food. If we do it after he has eaten, he will surely lose interest very quickly. In addition, it is highly advisable to avoid noises caused by television, radio or mobile phones so that they can concentrate better.
–negative touch. If our cat has a problem, we will use the negative touch. Of course, this is not a physical sanction. Simply, if, for example, he relieves himself outside the proper place, we will apply a few drops of water to his body so that he can see that it is not a good action.
In terraviva we leave you a blog about what the movements of the tail of cats mean that we find very interesting.