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momology April 11th, 2013 09:40 AM

Best way to Train a Cat
 
Has anyone had any experience on training a cat/kitten? We mostly want to train him not to bite and not to jump up on counters and I was wondering what people on here have tried!

smsturner April 11th, 2013 11:51 AM

Re: Best way to Train a Cat
 
The counters one I've done before. The best trick I found was putting something they hate to step on on the counter.
Have you seen those floor mats that go under desks? With the little spikes to hold them in the carpet? Turning that upside down on your counter could work, they don't like those.
Another is tape. If you wrap some duct tape around a piece of cardboard and leave the sticky up on the counter, cats hate to step on that. After a few days, they won't want to get up.

As far as biting, what i've done is watch for when is the normal time they bite, then do that thing that makes them bite (but make sure I have a cup of water. get them wet when they bite) This worked with my cat... but I'm sure all are different. The counter thing was easier than the biting thing.

Good luck!!

momology April 19th, 2013 03:02 PM

Re: Best way to Train a Cat
 
Thanks so much those are amazing suggestions!!!!! I am going to put the tape on the card board as soon as I get home!!!

Orangebrittainy April 19th, 2013 07:26 PM

Re: Best way to Train a Cat
 
With my Cats, I used a spray bottle to keep them off surfaces, but it stopped working when the spray bottle got lost.

SallyS June 5th, 2013 01:10 PM

Re: Best way to Train a Cat
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Orangebrittainy (Post 27300474)
With my Cats, I used a spray bottle to keep them off surfaces, but it stopped working when the spray bottle got lost.

I thought it was mean to spray cats at first but it seems that is recommended for bad behavior.
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Elessara August 14th, 2013 07:01 AM

Re: Best way to Train a Cat
 
The best thing that has ever worked for me when it came to training cats (or kittens) not to jump on certain furnature is mouse traps... no I'm talking about the snappy ones but the glue traps work wonders. Just line the edge of counter tops with them, just out of sight from the floor. Once maybe even twice for a stubborn cat having to get that glue out of thier fur will make them not want to chance it again.

Later if they ever forget, or get bold enough to "check" just re-line with new traps. Super easy and super effective.

As far as biting is concerned if it's a kittem most cats will outgrow the little playful nips, but if you want to be sure just whenever he/she bites give 'em a little stern tap on the nose and end play immediatly.


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