If you have ever tried to train a cat or any pet, you have probably realized that it isn't the simplest process. Training a cat is not the same thing as training a dog, as cats are not performance pets like dogs can be. There are three rules to follow when training a cat; reward, praise, and positive reinforcement. If you can learn how to use these rules and how to apply them to your cat's training, you will be able to teach your cat simple tricks - and perhaps even toilet train it!
For cat owners, feline inappropriate elimination (urinating or defecating outside of the litter box) is the most common behavior complaint, according to leading vet authorities. This behavior can be extremely frustrating; however, it is one that can be solved with time and effort. It is important to remember that vets may assist in remedying this problem but this type of behavior may not be fixable overnight--especially if it has been occurring for several weeks or months.
Cats and kittens love to play. Kittens especially love to play and sharing your life with them is so much more rewarding if you play with your cat. It’s really great fun even if you do pick up the occasional scratch and it’s important for your cat’s fitness and well being too.
New cats and kittens are a fantastic addition to any family. But after you’ve bough the litter tray it’s time to worry about the furniture. You see cat’s love to scratch. They actually need to scratch and if you’re not careful they can quickly ruin your prized furniture. But before you give up hope there are things you can do to protect your furniture without having your cat de-clawed.
Chances are, almost every cat has its quirks. These odd, sometimes puzzling behaviors are more than just personality traits. They are part and parcel of the subtle, yet hard to define aspects of cats being themselves. When it comes to quirky cats, you may notice any number of peculiar activities that make them appear almost human.