Dear Cat Owners: 4 Simple Rules In [year] To Train Your Cat During COVID-19

Understand her behavior better

Find out what benefits your cat gets from bad habits. Cats are smart: they do not adopt a way of being without finding their profit. Your kitty jumps on the tables, chews your plants, and urinates on the carpets, bites: be sure that there is an advantage. Why does your cat pee on the carpet? He may have a health problem or his litter is too dirty. He bites because he has learned that this is the only way to get himself back on the ground. He jumps on a table because it’s the best way for him to watch the bird feeder through the window. The first step is to find out what benefit the cat gets from bad behavior. This requires that you put aside any assumptions based on malice, willful destruction, stupidity or stubbornness.

Determine how you want to replace bad habits

The approach seems simple; you still need to make sure that the behavior you favor is suitable for the cat. If your kitty claws on your armchairs, say that it is normal in a cat. It’s up to you to give him a post he can scratch on.

Make it easy for him!

If you do not want the cat to climb on the table, offer him a high perch that seems more convenient. If he jumps on the table to see the birds, install his new perch near the window. If he chews the plants, place them where he cannot reach them and replace them with plants he can eat safely. If he scratches your furniture, offer him a sturdy, good-sized stub, covered with sisal, which he will prefer to the couch.

Reward him!

Rather than punishing your cat when he gives in to his bad habits, reward him when he adopts those you want to inculcate. A treat, a compliment, a toy, a caress, all assets of great educational value. In short, look at his environment from his point of view, so as to understand what he is trying to tell you. It is by having a positive attitude that you will come to settle not only his current problems of behavior, but those that could possibly arise.

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