Dogs are generally acknowledged as the pet you can easily train and cats as the type of pet that will do whatever they want. But with a little effort, cats can be taught good and bad behaviour and you should never dismiss behavioural problems because you think they can’t be solved. Here are some cat training tips:
Understanding Cat Behaviour
If you are living with both cats and dogs, it is essential to keep in mind that one is a feline and one is a canine. Just because dogs and cats are both furry four-legged friends doesn’t mean that they have the same habits and instincts. They will react to many situations differently, and therefore require different training methods. In order to combat behavioural issues, it is essential to understand why your cat is behaving the way that they are, and what their body language is trying to tell you.
Even though cats are very independent animals, it is still important to communicate with them so that they understand what is expected. While common cat behavioural problems such as scratching furniture cannot be completely eliminated, there are ways to communicate to your cat that it’s not okay. Instead of yelling at them, provide an alternative scratching post or toy.
Rewarding Good Behaviour
One common trait in cats and dogs is that they recognise good behaviour when they are rewarded. Cuddling or treating your cat when they have done something right is a surefire way to encourage good habits.
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