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Some may say this, but with a little effort
many cats are perfectly trainable. Undesirable behaviour is easier
to prevent than correct.
Cats don't respond well to punishment - they
just get frightened and confused. Distraction is often the best
immediate action in cases of unwanted behaviour. As cats are
super-tuned to pick up on emotions, keep calm, be patient and
consistent, and your cat will soon learn.
The easiest way to stop this is to put
something distasteful on the cord, like pepper, chilli, or even
Let your cat know it is hurting you by
responding with a sharp 'yowl', like the sound a hurt cat would
As cats hate surprises and loud noises, so
simply leave a few cans full of pens or other objects ready for the
cat to knock over. Also try covering the bench in sticky-tape, and
avoid leaving meat or anything appealing out for the cat.
Don't reward your cat's behaviour by feeding
it at this awkward time, or giving it attention. Fill its bowl
before your go to bed, and tire it out by playing with it the night
There may be a particular odour where your
cat is scratching, so try cleaning and neutralising the odour. If
your cat scratches near closed doors, try covering the ground with
plastic and provide your cat with a scratching pole.
Make sure that your cat is de-sexed. If the
problem of fighting continues, discuss with your vet.
Make sure that your cat's bowl is wider than
its whiskers. Also avoid any strong detergents as your cat will not
like the smell, and remember that cats like to eat in privacy.
Reassure your cat that you still love it by
paying it plenty of attention.
A cat will sulk when it is uncomfortable or
feeling unloved, just like humans. Remember that cats don't like
being stared at, so try to avoid too much direct eye-contact.
Most kittens are taught by their mothers
about using the litter tray, but if your kitten is unsure and used
to relieving itself outside, an easy way to teach it is to mix a
little soil in with the litter for encouragement.
The simplest answer to this question is to
get a firm lid for your rubbish bin. If knocking it over is the
problem, then put some heavy bricks in the bottom of the bin. Your
cat will soon learn the bin is too heavy, and you can take the
The transition from one life stage diet to
another should be done gradually over a four-day period rather than
one meal to the next. This allows the gastrointestinal system to
adapt to the new food..