Cats are among the most-loved domestic animals, and many owners prefer to train their cats to lessen household issues. Problems such as torn sofa covers and an unpleasant smell around the house might arise if an owner fails to conduct proper cat training. Following the simple tips below might give you an idea on how to prevent problems with taking care of your favorite pet.
It is said that felines, as opposed to dogs, are dominant creatures in the sense that they are actually the ones who chose their owners and not the other way around. In this sense, cats are often associated with an arrogant behavior that might become a problem in training these pets. To be able to make this endeavor more convenient and rewarding, you must first understand the various traits that cats have.
The first thing that you must take into consideration is that before proceeding with a cat training session, you must first examine the physical condition of your pet. There are times when you might think that your pet misbehaves just because it was not trained properly, but sometimes such unpleasant behavior might be due to some kind of illness it might have.
For instance, a cat might relieve itself outside of the litter box because it feels some kind of pain when it pees; and it associates the pain with the location so it tries to find other places to pee in, thinking that it would ease the pain. When your cat seems to be acting differently, try your best to take it to the nearest vet clinic immediately.
Once you have ensured that your cat is of its best health, then you can proceed to teaching it some easy tricks for starters. Often, the cat identifies the smell of the surroundings with the activities it does. Training your cat to use the litter box for peeing is one good example. This is best done while your pet is still a kitten, so that it could be familiar with the trick at an early stage.
Sometimes, when you add pet odor removal powder to the litter box, it covers up the smell wonderfully that even your pet could no longer locate where it is. If your pet is not yet used to peeing in the litter box, you might want to add the odor remover gradually until the pet would no longer have to depend on the smell of the box just to recognize it.
Another cat training method is to know the items that it can identify and associate with a certain task. Signals such as shaking its food jar to make rattling sounds can be used for letting your pet know that it is time for a meal. Once it hears the sound that the cat food inside the jar makes, it will know that it needs to come to you (or do whatever trick you want it to learn).
Cat training does not really require a professional trainer just to make things happen: you can even do it right in the comfort of your own home.