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Train Your Cat How NOT to do Something? (Yes, and Here’s How)

With the right training you can stop your cat from engaging in bad behavior. We’ll talk about the reasons behind your cats bad behavior and how you can train them NOT to do those bad things.

 

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Pet lovers have a strong bond with their cats, but this attachment can become frustrating when your furry friend shows bad behavior or does things he shouldn’t be doing. It’s very important to train your cat in the right way how NOT to do something. While it’s always best to begin discipline training at an early age, it’s never too late to teach a cat of any age the proper way to behave. Remember that effective training can stop your cat from doing anything. This article will talk about the reasons behind the bad behavior of cats and the ways to train a cat NOT to do something.

 

Why Do Cats Misbehave?

Your cat’s misbehavior might be her way of expressing her feelings to you. Be patient and try to look for the reason behind this bad behavior. It may be possible that your cat is struggling through a medical illness that may be the cause of her aggression. A trip to the vet will help you rule out any underlying medical issues. Problems could also arise from territorial issues. Other cats in the neighborhood could be harassing your cats encroaching their territory. This could result in cats spraying in areas where you don’t want him spraying. 

 

How to Make your Cat Disciplined?

Stopping your cats bad behavior from the start is very important. The longer the bad behavior lingers, the harder the habit will be to break. Avoid being frustrated because you can only control her unpleasant behavior when you are patient. Follow these steps to train your cat to be a well behaved cat.

 

12 Effective Steps to Train your Cat NOT to do Something

 

1. Never punish your cat:

You have to tolerate the undisciplined behavior of your cat and avoid punishing her physically or verbally. When your cat is hurt physically, she will not trust you next time. Make sure not to harm your bond or attachment with your cat. Always refrain from being physical with your cat; otherwise, you cannot control her misbehavior.

2. Socialize your cat:

Lack of socialization causes behavioral issues in cats. Cats that are not socialized show signs of frustration and anxiety whenever they see a new person. Ensure that your cat has exposure to people. She must be trained in the right way to express good behavior whenever she meets new people or guests. This way, your cat will develop good habits with positive behavior.

3. Reward treats for good behavior:

To make your cat disciplined, make sure you offer rewards or treats to your cat whenever she does something right. Her good behavior training will become easier when you offer her reward treats. Always praise your cat for doing something positive. It will help if you reinforce good behavior in your cat by offering her reward treats. For more treats, the cat will do good things one after the other.

 

4. Play with your cat:

A cat may show mysterious behavior when she feels that she is being ignored. Your cat may be bored or angry with your ignoring behavior. A cat may show uncontrolled behavior when she faces ignorance from her owner. A smart way to control the frustration of your cat is by redirecting her behavior towards her favorite activity or toy. All you have to do is give her enough time and attention for better cat behavior; otherwise, lack of attention will make your cat ill-mannered.

 

5. Avoid yelling at your cat:

Cats usually get more aggressive when they see their owners behaving differently. Yelling at your cat is not the only solution to treat her misbehavior. Never yell at your cat because your raised voice may scare her. Yelling at your cat will make her more stressed, contributing to other negative behaviors. So, be polite with your cat and refrain from yelling or being too loud because this will do more harm than good.

 

6. Make use of sticky paper or aluminum foil:

You can use sticky paper or aluminum foil in the area where you don’t want your cat to go. Cats dislike sticky surfaces and hate the sound of aluminum foil, and for proper training, you should continue placing these things in any area you don’t want your cats hanging out in.

 

7. Use voice commands:

If you do not want your cat to do something unpleasant, then a good idea is to use your voice command. Try to be more cheerful whenever you speak to your cat and call its name to show your affection. You should think of any stopping word such as “NO” and stick to it whenever you want to stop your cat’s bad behavior. You can say “NO” loudly with repetition and consistency to make her quit this unacceptable behavior.

 

8. Should I Use a Spray Bottle:

Now this is a controversial subject. In fact , it’s so controversial that I go into it in much greater detail here. Go read it now if you would be so kind.

 

9. Correctional Sprays 

You can also use various  correctional sprays on the market.  These sprays contain a smell that cats cannot stand. They are a great way to discourage a cat from entering an area he shouldn’t be in or urinating in a spot they shouldn’t be urinating on.  

 

10. Make changes in her environment:

The bad behavior of your cat may be due to any environmental cause. You can change the environment to control your cat’s behavior. For example if he’s peeing in a spot he shouldn’t be peeing, it could be because he doesn’t have enough litter boxes in the home or maybe they’re not  being cleaned enough. Or they could be in an area that’s next to loud appliances like a washer and dryer for example. Pay close attention to their environment and use a little bit of logic to help find the source of bad behavior  deter bad behavior. My cat used to pee outside his litter box every month when I washed it. Turns out he hated the type of detergent I was using and avoided the box until the smell went away, usually after a few days. I switched to a cat safe cleaning product and never had that problem again. 

 

11. Provide a scratching post to your cat:

If your cat scratches on your favorite furniture or any other object made from fabric, use scratching posts because cats usually scratch furniture out of boredom or anxiety. Scratching posts give your cats an acceptable alternative to satisfy their scratching urges. Place these scratching posts near her play area. The use of scratching posts keeps your cat playful and disciplined.

 

12. Take her to the vet:

When your cat shows signs of misbehavior, it is high time to take her to the vet. Any medical problem may be the reason behind this aggressive behavior. Avoid physical punishment for your cat because there can be any serious illness behind this poor behavior. Your vet will physically examine your cat to reach any conclusion. The vet will look at the present health condition of your cat and will find the cause of her ill behavior.

 

Final words:

Cats show unwanted behavior when they are being ignored, uncomfortable with their environment, or face any medical problem. There can be so many reasons behind her poor behavior. It is always important to train your cat not to do something to control her behavioral issues timely. Always remember that a good way to train your cat is by spending quality time with her, praising her positive behavior, taking care of her needs, and forming a loving relationship with your cat.

 

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