You can use a clicker to train your cat, it allows you to reward your cat for positive actions.
Like, using a scratching post, the clicker lets the cat know that you like what it did, give your cat a treat.
Cats don't work for free. Put a treat that your cat likes and when the cat's rear end goes down say “Sit” and give it a treat. Once your cat knows how to sit, teach the cat to stay, sit on the hind legs. Practice this a few times a week.
It is very important that your cat comes when you call it, in case of an emergency. Use a bell or a whistle. The cat can hear the sound from a distance. You can give your cat a bit of deli chicken or turkey for a treat when it comes. Practice this method in different parts of the house. When your cat knows this command, you can practice once a month or more. Be consistent. It is also good for when you are not there, other people can use the same method to have your cat come to them.
Choose a kitten between two and eight weeks of age. Be sure the kitten has plenty of contact with people and a stimulating home environment. Kittens need to meet, sniff, touch and play with all kinds of people and other animals so that when they grow up they can be relaxed and friendly cats.
You can train your kitten to sit and come and use the scratching post. Training builds a strong relationship between the two of you. Keep training sessions short. Reward the kitten when you see good behavior and you see the kitten doing things you like.
Keeping your kittens safe from household hazards. You need to crawl on your hand and knees look up, look down and look all around to find all the things they could get into or get hurt by. Like: electrical cords, curtain cords, thread, string, needles, plastic bags and hidden holes.
Play with your kittens a couple of times a day. Make no mistake cat needs interactive play and exercise. Have your cat bat at a feather, wand or chase a ping-pong or a crinkle ball down the hall, give it puzzle toys to challenge the brain and a tall condo to encourage jumping and climbing. Rotate the toys that way the cat always has something new and different to play with.
Put a breakaway collar on the cat with a tag with your name and cell number on it.
Have your kittens microchipped, in case the kitten gets lost.
I am a supporter of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, but it is essential for users to be responsible. Be sure to keep it out of the reach of dogs just like you would a prescription medicine. Marijuana has serious effects on dogs. Be sure to keep it out of the dogs reach at all times. If the dog does eat it, get the dog to the vet right away for treatment.
Eating marijuana is extremely dangerous for canines. It can not only make them very ill, but can cause death.
The common signs of anxiety in dogs: pacing, panting, lip licking, yawning, trembling, salivation, hiding, frequent barking or whining.
Never respond to anxious behaviors with correction such as physical or verbal punishments. Punishing the pet will only exacerbate the anxiety. The best way to determine treatment is to have the pet evaluated by an expert that includes detailed history that contributes to the anxiety. When and where the behavior occurred and who was involved. What did the dog do, how did the owner
respond to the behavior and how did the owner resolve it.
The reasons for this change in behavior can be quite complex. Something is upsetting the cats when they stop using the litter box. Punishing cats when you find a mess they made is not helpful. There is usually a reason for the behavior. See a vet to rule out a medical cause such as an infection. If your cat has arthritis, stepping over a high litter box may be painful. If there is no medical reason for
the cat's behavior, it may take time to find the cause. Cats urine mark or spray is sending a message to other cats, marking is a normal form of communication in cats. Marking occurs with both male and female cats. The markings are reduced or resolved by spaying or neutering the cats. Cats can feel anxious when
there is a guest, new pet or family's routine changed in the house. Also, anything around the litter box that makes cats feel unsafe like loud noises, such as the washing machine or dog standing over the cat and sniffs at the cat while the cat is in the litter box. Encourage your cats by providing scratching posts throughout the home, which is also a form of marking.
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