Training Different Breeds of Cats
There are many cat breeds available and one should do some research on the behavior of each kind before getting any as a pet. Cats in general are not like dogs who want to please the owner. W hen this creature wants to perform a trick or something, it is because the animal finds it amusing and will continue to do so as long as it is having fun.
The best way to start training a cat is getting it associated with a certain sound. When the animal responds immediately to it, the signal could mean it is time to eat or to go to the owner when the pet is being called.
The owner should call out the name of the cat first then make the distinctive sound. Since this may take some time to practice, this should be done quite often and reinforced with some kind of reward to make the animal know what will happen when hearing it.
One good way of training the cat is with constant observation. This works well when training the cat to sharpen its claws on the scratching pad and not on the furniture. The owner should gently pick up the animal, bring it to the scratching post then hold the pet by the paws and start the action.
Since not all cats are toilet trained, one will have to watch over the cat. When it is time for the cat to go, the person should carry the cat to the litter box for the “deed” to be done there.
Should the cat dump its waste before reaching the litter box or when the owner suddenly finds some in the house, this should be picked up and placed in the box. Afterwards, the cat should be placed in that box to make it get used with the smell, which will help the cat learn where to go should it happen again. When this happens, the cat should be rewarded with a little treat.
Cats, regardless of breed, can be trained to do tricks. Though some do not perform the tricks in the presence of strangers or other people, it does not mean the creature has forgotten the trick. It just means it is not comfortable in the presence of other people.
Cats can also be trained to be responsible enough to go to the proper place whenever nature calls.
For all of this to happen, it just takes some time and patience for the owner to train and reward the pet for its efforts.