Tips on cat training!
Importance of cat training
How To Choose Cat Furniture
Benefits of Cat Trees
Understanding Feline Behavior
Designer Kitty Condos
Tips to a Healthy Cat
Cat scratching is a very basic and intuitive behavior in cats. Cats do this for various reasons:
Punishment not a solution
When a cat is kept as a pet in a house, it is common to find the cat scratching on sofas and other furniture. People, who do not understand the natural instinct of these animals, will tend to punish the cat. This often leads to an aggressive response from the cat, spoiling the pleasure of having a cat as an enjoyable pet.
De-clawing - extreme action
Another extreme step adopted for cat scratching is the surgical removal of the last joints of the catís toes. This is an irreversible procedure and a cat that is so pleasurable to have as a pet, deserves better treatment. Further, such procedures may result in emotional and behavioral problems. De-clawed cats do not stop scratching and this may result in injury to the catís paws.
Scratching posts - best solution
Buying or making a suitable Cat Furniture is the best solution for keeping home furniture intact. These are to be kept in places frequented by the cat. One obvious location is where the cat sleeps, as cats prefer to stretch and scratch when they get up.
Training the cat
A cat needs to be trained to use the scratching posts. The best solution is to purchase the product when the kitten is brought home for the first time. Sustained effort is required to train the cat to consider the scratching post as a possession. Here are some tips which may be useful:
Scratch post types
Cat Condos come in different shapes and sizes. They Should be made of solid wood and covered with carpet. For the best durability, use carpet only, as covering materials.
Purchasing or making a Cat Tree is an absolute necessity to save house-hold furniture from cat scratching. If not purchased, the cat cannot be held accountable for damage to sofas and other household furniture!