In the eyes of many people, cats are very difficult to train. They are independent, self-contained and unruly. It seems that no one can restrain them. In addition, in people’s impression, cats will hold grudges and fight for a lifetime, so many owners would rather swallow their anger than punish them. In fact, this is not good for the cat and the owner. First of all, as companion pets, cats are not only independent individuals, but also a part of the family. Their behavior will not only bring changes to the family, but also affect the lives of neighbors. If you indulge the cat to do wrong behavior, it may eventually interfere with the normal life of itself and others. Secondly, the spoiled cats are usually not very good tempered, and the long-term doting maintenance methods will make them more and more difficult to serve, so training is not so easy. So, is there any good way for owners to train cats easily?
In fact, it is not easy to train any kind of cat, because it is impossible to train them in a day and night. What’s more, animals will have their own ideas. When they are tired, they need to rest and when they are not in a good mood, they want to be comforted. Therefore, the owner must make psychological preparations before raising cats, otherwise it is easy to give the cat to others or even directly Abandonment.
1¡¢ Choose the cat that suits you
Different cats have different personalities. Choosing a suitable cat can not only improve the cat’s quality of life, but also elevate their living standard to a higher level. For example, Siamese cats are outgoing and active, while Persian cats are quiet and inactive and often watch their owners do things in silence. Therefore, if you like to live quietly, don’t choose Siamese cats. If you want a little thing at home to adjust the dull atmosphere, Persian cats can’t be the first choice. Even if it’s a stray cat, different cats have different personalities. Before adopting, you can first contact the cat and understand its temperament and personality before deciding whether to adopt.
2¡¢ Some habits have been developed since childhood
There is a kind of cat called other people’s cat. They will do the right thing at the right time. On the contrary, their own cats do damage all day long. Why can’t the good habits of other cats reach their own cats? In fact, many good habits of cats can be developed when they are young.
Take a cat bath for example. Many owners feel headache when they want to bathe their cats. Every time they take a bath, it’s like fighting. They are kind to clean their bodies. Finally, they have to face the situation that their arms are caught. For cats to learn to bathe, their owners must bathe them regularly from childhood. The first time you give a cat a bath, you can put less water in the basin, as long as the water can submerge their feet, so that the cat will not be unable to adapt and immediately run away. When the cat is used to receiving the owner’s washing in the water, water can be added gradually, but the water must not exceed the cat’s body, otherwise the cat will feel oppressed and choose to escape. The most important thing to train a cat to take a bath is not to let the cat have a fear of bathing. The first few baths should be fast and relaxed. If the cat runs back to the nest wet all over, the owner should not severely reprimand them. Otherwise, the cat will resist the bath, and then it will become more and more difficult to take a bath. In addition, in order to avoid the cat’s aversion to bathing, the owner should try not to let the cat choke on the water or get the bath gel to the eyes when bathing the cat. However, if your cat enters the family only after adulthood, it may be more difficult for them to take a bath. For cats who can’t take a bath, owners can buy pet dry cleaning powder to help them clean up.
3¡¢ Let cats receive proper education
If cats grow up with their mother cats and siblings, they will learn how to get along with their peers and human beings in the process of socialization. In some cases, however, kittens may have left their mothers and siblings before they can learn these skills, and it is up to new owners to help them learn. For example, when cats play with you, they may bite you. When cats are young, they will not cause you much trouble. Some owners even think that the cat is playing coquettish. But once the cat grows up, their teeth become sharp, and then biting you may directly bite you. At that time, it is not so easy to stop such behavior. To stop this kind of thing, the owner needs to stop the cat from biting you. After several times of stopping, most cats will stop doing this kind of behavior.
4¡¢ Training cats also requires skill
First of all, training cats must be patient. This is a long process of fighting wits and bravery. If you lose patience in training, it is tantamount to directly declaring that you have been defeated in this “battle”. Secondly, you need to use your wisdom. Cats are most likely to be trained when they are hungry. Therefore, you can use a period of time before meals to train cats’ skills. However, the training time needs to be well controlled, because cats will not be patient for a long time to be trained. If cats are angry, they will directly protest. Finally, no matter how wrong or unwilling to accept training, the owner should not severely punish the cat, otherwise the cat will only have a rebellious mood, and the training will become more difficult. Even if the cat is willing to listen to you and barely fulfill the instructions you give, it is just that they dare not make mistakes under your “obscene authority”, and when you are not there, they will reveal the truth Face, “a whole world is my” attitude. In the long run, such cats will be more irritable and aggressive, and eventually fall into a vicious circle of “bad temper – difficult training – punishment – worse temper”.
5¡¢ Domestication of cats that enter the family only after adulthood
Many cats do not enter the human family at an early age. Some of them are abandoned by their owners and adopted by good Samaritans, while others are wandering from birth. For these cats, training may take a lot of time and energy from their owners. In the end, some cats will not even accept your instruction. For cats like this, the owner does not have to force them to fully accept your instructions, as long as they can adapt to family life and master basic family survival skills.