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How to discipline a cat or kitten

Cats are quite self-disciplined but even the nicest pet moggy needs some training to make sure that your possessions aren’t ruined and that your cat doesn’t carry out unprovoked attacks. The following tips should help you discipline your cat safely and effectively.

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If you've developed a loving relationship with your cat, the following advice will be hard to accept but easy to implement. When the kitty arrives be ready with a litter tray, cat food, a water bowl, a scratch pad, and toys so the cat feels at home.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Begin the disciplining when the cat first misbehaves. Don't wait until there's a big problem before you show your pet who's boss.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Begin the disciplining when the cat first misbehaves. Don't wait until there's a big problem before you show your pet who's boss.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Let the cat be a cat. They love to bite and scratch so be prepared for this. Don't discipline the cat for behaviour which isn't actually incorrect.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Rewarding your pet for good behaviour is a really important thing to do. This helps the cat to reinforce behaviour that's good and it'll make you feel good because you're not always the ogre.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Punishing the cat's bad behaviour doesn't have to mean physical abuse. Whatever method you choose, be consistent. Perhaps you could ignore your kitty when it's done wrong. Other owners have been known to use a special tone of voice to warn their cats that things aren't right.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Punishing the cat's bad behaviour doesn't have to mean physical abuse. Whatever method you choose, be consistent. Perhaps you could ignore your kitty when it's done wrong. Other owners have been known to use a special tone of voice to warn their cats that things aren't right.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Isolating the cat is another good way of making it aware that it's done wrong. If your kitty is particularly bad at meal times for example, why not exile him to the bedroom?

Pet Cat Attacks Children

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Pets need love but they also need discipline. You won't be too pleased with your cat if he attacks friends and family when they visit or if he continues to do things you don't like so while the cat's pained meowing might be difficult to accept, it's essential if you want a well trained pet.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

Photos: Wikimedia commons

Pets need love but they also need discipline. You won't be too pleased with your cat if he attacks friends and family when they visit or if he continues to do things you don't like so while the cat's pained meowing might be difficult to accept, it's essential if you want a well trained pet.

Pet Cat Attacks Children

Photos: Wikimedia commons

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