Train your cat- a mission not impossible!It is difficult to train a cat as a dog is raised, because its independent side pushes it to a much greater autonomy in the relationship with its master. That's why we talk more about taming a cat.
However, there are times when one needs to be able to say NO to his feline companion because everything is not allowed in the house and it is imperative to impose a set of limits in everyday life. No one will find it very funny to see the cat hanging on the legs of the visitors, or to hang in the folds of the beautiful curtains of the living room!
It is up to you to act very early in the life of your companion to make him hear reason!
First advice: it is better to stop your cat before it finishes the act or the mischief that you want your cat to abandon.
Be careful, however, at the time of reprimanding, not to trigger a reflex of fear between you and your cat. Directly attacking the small feline can harm your future relationship. It is better to use a sneaky and devious way.
Practical advice for a gentle education and firmness!Various methods will easily help you to overcome the attitudes you deem uncomfortable for your feline companion.
For example, you can provide a soft object, such as a small pillow. At the moment when you catch the cat in the process of producing the object of the misdeed, project the cushion skillfully and without violence towards the cat, but while aiming beside it, the objective is not to provoke intense fright nor pain . This one, surprised, ought to be free, or else he will content himself with fixing the object with large round eyes. You will have gained a few seconds allowing you to react.
We also know many cats fear water ;surprise your cat red-handed and then sprinkle a few drops of water. He will certainly not appreciate it and will soon turn his legs and forget the stupidity he was going to do!
Finally, you can also use the methods used by the mother in the context of feline maternal education. Approach your cat by attracting his attention, so as not to surprise him, then catch it gently by keeping it by the skin of the blow. Well grasped, he should not struggle. Place it elsewhere, in front of a window, for example. That should entertain him.
The reprimand is good but positive reinforcement is better!For all this to work well and to maintain balance and harmony in your relationship with your cat, you also need to bring positive stimuli when your cat is where it should be and doing what it should be doing.
This is what we call positive reinforcements in the education process!
When your cat gets clawed on his scratching post, nap on his cushion or quietly perches on his cat tree, do not hesitate to scrape his chin and give him a little tidbit.
He will soon understand that you are satisfied with him, content with his attitude which he will not fail to reproduce at the first opportunity, just for the pleasure of receiving his reward.
To ensure a harmonious life of peace and quietness with your feline companion, do not hesitate to apply these tips of education to make him quickly understand where lies the limits of what you, as the master at home , tolerate!
Thus, everyday life will be most enjoyable both for him and for you!