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Hyperactive Cat Behaviorfrom: The Complete Cat
Upon returning home from work, you discover that your cat has run rampant throughout the house -- again. Your drapes are hanging haphazardly, a half empty coffee cup you left behind on the table is now upside down on the floor, it's contents splattered everywhere, and most of the pens, pencils and sundry items from your desk are scattered around the carpet. On top of all that, your daily paper is now torn to shreds.
So, have you had enough yet? Maybe it's time to try to do something by training your cat what it shouldn't be doing when you're away so that when you get home for the night, you can come home to a peaceful, clean home that hasn't been turned upside down.
Often when people think they're doing something about training their cat when they yell and scold her for mischievious behavior. However, if you're scolding a cat for something she did an hour ago, or even ten minutes ago, she won't know remember and won't be able to understand what she's being scolded for, so you're just wasting your time.
It's never a good idea to run after the cat when she's misbehaved because she'll think you're playing with her, which is exactly what she wants you to do. The only time she can be made aware of her bad behavior is when you catch her in the act. That's the time to let your cat know her behavior isn't acceptable.
You should get in the habit of rewarding your cat for good behavior. If you have a consistent problem with your cats' attitude, there are some options. You might consider getting a kennel to put your cat for short period of time. Or perhaps you might even consider taking her to a cat psychiatrist who will be better able to anyalze your cat's behavior and come up with some solutions.
Starts when getting home spend some time with your cat relaxing. Cats can also help us to relax; it is known that a cat could help lower our blood pressure. Massaging your cat is another way of showing them you do care about them and helps them to relax, by knowing you will take good care of them.
Cat can bored or lonely and this is when the tend to get into mischief, especially if they're left home alone all day. Make your home environment safe if you have to be away a lot and setup some areas where they can amuse themselves. Gets some special cat toys and string items they play with. A scratching tree for them to climb can keep their interest, and even an empty carboard box that is there for her to hide and play or even claw to pieces. A window perch is something most cats enjoy and will spend many hours watching the activity outside.
When teaching the cat proper behavior they're going to need your help. Cats also need exercise, so make sure you spend some time every day playing with her and showing her how to play with the toys you've provided. Reward your cat for good behaviors with a healthy treat or special toy or a nice belly rub.
Maintining your cat's healthy will lead to good behaviors, so make sure your take her for regular visits to the vet for required shots. It's also important you feed her healthy foods and snacks which helps her to build healthy bones and muscles that will allow the brain to develop well, which means her training will be much easier.
Consider using natural supplements to help with her fears and aggression control. Of course, an older cat will be harder to train then a kitten. A kitten isn't sure what's right and wrong, but they are born with a few instincts, such as scratching, that will be considered bad behaviors, if not properly directed.
Kittens are going to be more playful than older cats which means they'll do much more exploring and want to get into things. So start your cat's training while she's young and you'll have a lot fewer incidents of spilled coffee cups and damaged drapes.
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