Education cats, or Who will outsmart whom?
“Your pussy would buy Whiskas”, – says well-known advertising slogan. And oddly enough, this time the us is not cheating. Despite our prohibitions, or entreaties, any cat would have done so (unless, of course, this food it taste). Because the cat is only doing what he wants and what she likes.
And that’s the essence of the feline nature. But because education is sometimes cat owners and wasted nerves, and scrapes on his hands, and tears of resentment. However, there is one small secret, but rather psychological and zoopsychological) technique, which makes this problem easily solvable.
The secret to successful parenting
Yes, it is from understanding this simple truth all begins. Actually the upbringing of the cats confined to correcting cat behavior. And correctly to adjust it only in that case, if I can convince the cat that she wants. That is, that changes in the behavior of cats caused solely by her own desire. This method is considered the most humane and most effective method of education.
And another additional condition of successful for you and for the cat education – the earlier you start, the greater effect can be achieved. Agree that raise is still easier than re. But even if you are faced with the need for re-education, success is achievable if you follow some rules. Namely, cunning, patience and perseverance on your part, trust and understanding from the cat. Let’s start learning the secret to a successful upbringing of the cats from the beginning, i.e. the moment in your home a kitten.
Education at an early age
Good behavior of the adult cat or the cat is the result of proper upbringing of a kitten. Because, what was the animal at an early age, and will remain so, being a grown-up individual. It is an axiom. Therefore, no matter what tender feelings you felt for the little kitten, don’t let him do things you would not let an adult animal.
For example, the clumsy attempts of the baby to climb to your shoulder, clinging to the leg and clothing, often only cause tenderness. But imagine in this role potjazhelevshie cat, or worse – an adult full-grown cat? Frustrating is an understatement. Most likely, you will still hurt! And who is to blame? Themselves taught.
Therefore, to suppress all attempts of a kitten to treat you (and other family members) as with exercise equipment. Do not let him to acquire the habits that an adult cat will become unwanted (from your perspective) behavior: scratching furniture and walls, digging the earth in the flower pots, climbing the tables, begging for tidbits and so on and so forth.
While your pet is still small, it is enough dramatic change of the tone of your voice to stop the mischief. So allow yourself a strict and sharp notes in prohibitive sentences: “no!” “no!”, “stop it!” In the future the animal will properly respond not only to the tone, but the words themselves. Just do not forget that in other moments you need to talk with him kindly and calmly, and don’t forget to encourage your baby for a correct understanding of your inhibitions.
By the way, bans should not apply only to the kitten. If you have a child, explain to him that the animal is not a toy. Be handled with care not to squeeze, not to torment hugs and kisses, not to beat and not to quit. Otherwise the kitten will be forced to defend themselves against such violence and will bring out the claws and teeth. And such behavior easily becomes commonplace for him, and the result is biting and scratchy nervous beast is affectionate and gentle cat.
Show firmness and perseverance in teaching your kitten to the litter box and scratching post: the kid will quickly understand what you want from him. Kittens, unlike adult cats are less annoying and more “tractable”. And independence of character they are still in their infancy. So enjoy the moment – nurture docile cat, while he’s still small.
How not to raise a kitten?
Never! Never strike him. First, it’s just not fair – he’s smaller and weaker than you. Secondly, it is not the most effective method of education. Third, the animal can respond to you with aggression (and it is quite normal for cats). And fourth, the cat still will not understand why you hit her. And if they do, it will just Harbor resentment and will definitely something bad in your absence.
If you are a supporter of physical methods of influence, use the Board of zoopsychology: imitate the behavior of cats-mom. As she calmed not to the extent razresevanje child? The cat in this case, strongly, but gently pushed him on the nose with a paw. Try to do as well: touch your finger to the nose of the kitten and let him know that it behaves correctly.
And yet it is impossible that the cat understood that that prevents her to have a “favorite” thing is coming from you. Yes, with you she may be, and will not to do it anymore. But be sure to take advantage of the moment when you are not around, and will try again. If it succeeds, we’re done. Nothing will make her abandon intentional, it will still do it again and again, but only in your absence. Therefore, for the education of cats for others to use already tested and effective methods.
Methods of education
The tone of your voice. This method should only be used for the education of a kitten. With older animals, this focus usually does not pass. So the cries, requests, and strict notation will not help you. To beat him is also useless. Well, how to raise a cat or a cat in this case? For the education of the adult animal, try to apply the method of transformation of pleasant unpleasant.
Create a cat with the conditions to leprosy, which she does with obvious pleasure became her most unpleasant. And in parallel, encourage it because it changes their habits. For example, if your favorite got into the habit to tear up the furniture, humming from pleasure and enjoying the sounds of tearing fabric, try to go to the next trick. To start, purchase a scratching post (best is a special rack), and trim the claws naughty. Rack grate fragrant Catnip, and “a place for scratching on the furniture tape (sticky on both sides).
Most likely of the two options available the cat will choose rack: the one and smells nice, and the legs did not stick. But if attempts to return the furniture the cat does not stop, then at the first insidious encroachments on her part make a loud sound, frightening the cat. You can, for example, with the power to clap your hands or on the wall, Bang a ladle on a metal cover from a pan or dramatically turn on hair dryer (mixer, cleaner). Most importantly, the cat you saw! Then she honestly decides that the terrible sounds of furniture to which it is approaching. A scratching post is silent!
Good for the education of cats and the method of surprise, when “suddenly” and unexpectedly for them, there is something unpleasant or frightening. For example, you can teach my cat to jump on the table. If you put the pyramid (necessarily unstable!) from empty tin cans when you jump cat fell, and banks with a roar will fall down. The cat wouldn’t like that!
If your four-legged minx loves to rummage in the bin, opening the lid and turn it on, give her the opportunity. Just put in a bucket a jar of water (or in the bucket pour water). Opening and inverting the bucket, the bully will receive a generous portion of the unexpected waterfall. It’s probably going to discourage her desire to try again. And if that happens more than once, and even when no one is home means something in this life is wrong,” and the bucket better to leave alone.
But the cat itself should come to this conclusion. She’s all “alone” and no it is not a decree. But for the proper upbringing of cat method “I” is the most important and most effective: “I don’t want to do what was done before.” If the cat thinks so, then … you two make a great teacher. Your task is done, if you could convince a cat that decides it. But to help you help you another truism.
The gist of it is that the cat never does anything to you “out of spite” – it is just above it. She just sees the world differently and just does what she likes and does what she wants. So her character. And successful upbringing of a cat does not mean that the nature of this need to break. Yes, and it is impossible in principle. The cat may be scared, embitter, to make you love or hate, but to break – never! And we can learn from these proud animals.