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Training Your Hyperactive Cat

Training Your Hyperactive Cat

You stroll through your front door after being gone all day at work and realize your cat has taken over the house. The drapes are hanging not where they should, a cup was tipped over with the last few drops of coffee that has now left a stain on the carpet, and the morning paper, which you were unable to finish reading, is torn into shreds.

Now is the time to put a stop to all of that and train your hyperactive cat.

Whenever you come home from work or after a short time out, you can come home to a calm, clean and quiet house with your cat still inside.

Don’t begin this training by scolding your cat after all the mischief they’ve gotten into. A cat does not remember that far back. In addition, do not chase after them because they will think it’s a game.

Catching the cat in the act is a great time to begin training. You can use a stern voice to tell them ‘no’ to their bad behavior, and on the opposite end, reward your cat with a treat when they have been good while you were out. The last resort to keeping your cat from damaging your home with its hyper-activeness would be placing them in a kennel container or enlisting the help of a cat trainer/therapist.

Before this last step, here are a few options on how to deal with hyperactive cats.

Start by spending some time with your cat. While sitting on the couch, have them by your side and massage them. This is recognized to help decrease human blood pressure and may do the same for your pet. Massaging your cat is another way of showing them affection and that you care for them.

A cat that is bored or lonely will have a tendency to do things when you are gone. make a safe and happy environment when you are gone from your cat. Their special toys, strings and gadgets they play with should be out where they can find them. A ball, or scratching tree to climb is a good thing to have as well. Cats also like to have a perch on a window where they can look outside.

A healthy cat can learn good behaviors and it is important for regular visits to the vet. A cat that is lazy and fat is not a healthy cat and may be harder to train for anything. Feed your cat healthy snacks that promote good bone and muscle health. For playtime, keep a variety of stimulating toys so that the cat does not grow bored.

There are natural dietary supplements that are not a drug that can help a cat with its fears and aggressions. Older cats are harder to train than kittens. When they are younger they are not sure what is right and what is wrong. Kittens are born with some instincts that are not good behaviors and they have a tendency to be extra playful and will get into things around the house. For this reason is it important to start training methods for your cat at a young age and will most likely keep them from developing bad behaviors.

Lastly, remember that when your cat is having a bad day, running in circles, or just in a foul mood, to not do as the cat does. Take time to relax yourself and your cat.

 

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Life with cats

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