Basic Training for Cats
Posted: 08/09/2005 1:03 PM

Cats learn by experience. If something is pleasant, they will want to do it again. If it is unpleasant, they won’t want to keep doing it. Before training your cat, determine how well she will respond well to training. Familiarize yourself with the different breeds of cats and their temperaments. It is also a good idea to spay or neuter your cat. Not only does this benefit your cat’s health, it reduces or eliminates many behavior issues, such as spraying or howling while in heat.


Scratching is a normal behavior in cats. Cats have scent glands in their feet and when they scratch, they not only sharpen their claws, but they mark scent as well. Cats will also scratch before, during and after play; after awaking to get a good "stretch" and when protecting themselves from animals or humans which they find threatening.

Outdoors a cat will use a favorite scratching area, usually a particular tree.  
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