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How To Train Your Cat To Use Kitty Litter

How To Train Your Cat To Use Kitty Litter

Familiarize the cat with the “safe” areas in your own home. You may make use of crate training whilst the cat is young. This is usually in order that they will never roam around the house freely when they’re improperly trained yet. By giving them free rein on every room or area in your house, [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Use the Litter Tray

How to Train Your Cat to Use the Litter Tray

A litter tray and litter are two of the most important components of your cat’s life and are essential items if you want your cat to be house-trained. Even if your pet will generally use the great outdoors as his litter tray, it is advisable to start by keeping him indoors until he feels at [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Swim in the Bath

How to Train Your Cat to Swim in the Bath

Contrary to popular belief, some cats do have a fascination and even an affinity for water, whether it drips out of a tap or sits reflecting sunlight in the washing-up bowl. It is well known that cats when faced with danger on water will swim away from the source. The well-known Turkish Van love water [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Sit on Command

How to Train Your Cat to Sit on Command

Many people think it is impossible to train a cat to perform tricks, but when you think about it, large cats have been trained to perform tricks in circuses for hundreds of years. You know your cat has intelligence and some degree of learning capability. While this may not enable your cat to graduate with [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Sit Comfortably Inside His Cat Carrier

How to Train Your Cat to Sit Comfortably Inside His Cat Carrier

In most cases, cat training is of direct benefit to the cat, helping him to adapt to different circumstances and situations. Before attempting any training session, make sure your cat is well and in a co­operative frame of mind. There is no point in trying to train a cat that is tired or off-colour, you [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Settle in a Cattery

How to Train Your Cat to Settle in a Cattery

The occasion may arise when you have to put your cat in a cattery. This may be because of holidays or because of illness. Even if you do not see an immediate need for boarding your cat, it is a good idea to find a suitable cattery in your area in case of emergency. Make [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Get On With Other Cats

How to Train Your Cat to Get On With Other Cats

You cannot put two cats, who have never seen each other before, into the same room and expect them to strike up an instant friendship. However, there are some measures that can be taken to integrate the newcomer. The time it takes to achieve harmony varies, depending on the environment, the age, variety, sex and [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Lie Down

How to Train Your Cat to Lie Down

This particular trick does not rely on the behaviours that have been taught in the previous sequence of tricks. We are training the cat in a new foundation behaviour that can be built on for the next trick. This particular trick differs from the trick of sitting on command, which requires very little physical intervention. [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Enjoy Bath-Times

How to Train Your Cat to Enjoy Bath-Times

Fortunately, cats do not need frequent bathing, although longhaired cats need more attention, particularly if you plan to show your cat. There is no doubt that adequate preparation beforehand can reduce the trauma a cat may feel. There is no ideal place in which to bath your cat, some owners use the hand-basin in the [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Behave in the Cat Shows

How to Train Your Cat to Behave in the Cat Shows

This is where the fun begins! In fact the training required for showing is all part of a socialisation process which all cats would benefit from – and they certainly enjoy the extra treats and toys which are used in training. Equipment: You will need to obtain a suitable cat pen, and the necessary show [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Adapt to a New House

How to Train Your Cat to Adapt to a New House

Moving house is traumatic enough for the human occupants, so imagine what it is like for your cat, who is a territorial animal by nature. Of course, if you are moving into a new home and watching it being built by stages, you can introduce your cat to his new plot of land on weekly [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Accept Ear Cleaning

How to Train Your Cat to Accept Ear Cleaning

A weekly dental inspection and care can be followed by the inspection of your cat’s ears. Generally speaking, a healthy cat does not mind his owner holding the ear pinna and examining the cleanliness of the outer ear region. There are many ear-cleaning items on the market, such as ear-wipes, which are specially treated cloths. [...]

How to Train Your Cat to Accept Dental Care

How to Train Your Cat to Accept Dental Care

A kitten’s milk teeth start to appear at approximately 2-4 weeks of age and will number twenty-six. These will be replaced by thirty adult teeth well before the cat is nine months old. The actual age this change takes place varies from cat to cat. A cat’s gums should look pink and healthy. Do not [...]

How to Train Your Cat Not to Scratch Furniture

How to Train Your Cat Not to Scratch Furniture

Cats that have the run of the outdoors find that nature has provided a wide range of scratching materials. However, many cats are kept indoors and need to be trained to respect your belongings if both of you are going to coexist happily together. Equipment: Optional – claw-clippers, scratching post, water-spray, aluminium foil. Training objective: [...]