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How to train a cat

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If your cat will not stop jumping on the counter, or you just want to teach it to use the litter box, try these suggestions.

Rated 0 points - posted 10 years ago by kris in category Other.
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Make sure the cat does not have underlying health problems Report Abuse
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Play with your cat regularly to prevent boredom Report Abuse
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Keep the litter box very clean Report Abuse
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Apply double-sided tape to furniture the cat scratches Report Abuse
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Some cats were never trained as a kitten and must be trained as adults Report Abuse
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Keep citrus fruits in places you want the cat to avoid; they do not like the smell Report Abuse
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Do not feed cats from the table; it encourages them to jump onto countertops and tables Report Abuse
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Make a scratching post available for your cat Report Abuse
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Try switching to a different litter brand; some cats do not like the smell of certain brands Report Abuse
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Confine the cat to one room which contains the litter box, food, and water; once the cat learns to use the litter box, leave the box in place but let the cat move throughout the house Report Abuse
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Place catnip on objects you want the cat to use, like a scratching post Report Abuse
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Provide the cat with positive outlets for its energy Report Abuse
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Lightly spray a cat with water from a water bottle if it jumps on the counters Report Abuse
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Provide a reward for good behavior Report Abuse
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Know what your cat’s favorite treat is Report Abuse
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Use a plastic clicker and click it each time you reward the cat with a treat; that way if you do not have a treat around they know what behavior was right because they heard the click Report Abuse
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Be patient and understanding with your cat Report Abuse
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If your cat has an unlimited amount of energy, try letting it spend some time in the yard occasionally Report Abuse
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Keep plenty of cat toys in the house Report Abuse
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Feed your cat at the same time each day; that way you can anticipate when they will use the litter box and set them in the box if necessary Report Abuse
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