There has always been this dicey question about how to properly discipline a feline pet, and what is allowed when dealing with such species. Many people have not been able to come up with a way to curtail bad behaviors in their cat because they are not quite sure what to do with them when they misbehave. Hitting them by way of correction is never the right way to get them on the straight and narrow. Cats and other animals have feelings and sometimes your ability to discipline them properly can either deepen their trust in you or make them withdraw from you.
In order to successfully train an animal, you need the animal to trust you almost completely such that even if they are being disciplined, and they do not understand it, they will associate it with no feelings of distrust or fear that you are coming to harm them.
3 Tips to Training a Cat
Consistency is the key to proper training when you are faced with the unpleasant duty to discipline your little feline friend. Here are a few things to consistently do in order to end up with a well-disciplined pet.
1. Shouting a Particular Word
Each time your cat does something you do not like, shouting ‘stop’ or ‘no’ sort of registers the act they intended to do, or for that matter, did, with an annoying sound of disapproval. This, when repeated each time they mess up, will eventually deter them from even attempting to doing what you would rather they did not do. For instance, when your cat finds a piece of thread and is unraveling it all over the carpet, a stern ‘stop’ over a couple of times will keep your cat looking longingly at the ball of thread rather than touching it.
2. Reward Good Behavior
These furry animals love attention. Therefore, a great reward for anything done well enough, for instance, when they correctly use the litter box, or they heed your instruction would be to fuss all over them. This way they see it as a reward for something they have done well, and would to repeat it in order to get that same feeling again.
3. Be Sensitive to Your Cat
Sometimes your little animal is not just being stubborn but is trying to send a message. Your feline pet may not use the litter box because he does not like it, or he finds it difficult to get to it. This may then be your responsibility to either replace it or change the position for them so that they find it easier to respect your decisions and authority.
Felines always need that much extra energy when dealing with them. Much like how you would raise a child. A little bit of both pampering and scolding goes a long way to ensuring you have a well-disciplined cat instead of scaring your pet.