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How To Train Your Cat Not To Damage Furniture

Keeping a pet cat is a great experience. However, protecting your beautiful furniture can be a challenge at the beginning. This article will discuss how to keep your furniture in good condition through the proper training of your pet cat.

Here are some good suggestions on how to keep your decorations and pet cat safe. Not all pet cats respond to the same methods, so you need to do some trials to see what is suitable for you. Some well trained pet cats will leave the furniture alone just because you told them "NO" firmly. Yet others will need some further training to learn to leave the furniture alone. Suppose you find cat scratching the sofa. Immediately, yell “No” loudly and firmly. If it does not stop, or move away, carry the cat away and repeat your command. It is important to stick one word when training your cat. You cannot use “no”, “don't”, “stop it” interchangeably. You will confuse the poor animal.

Sometime, shouting is not enough. In that case, get ready a spray bottle. Fill the spray bottle with clean water. When your pet cat threatens your furniture, says no and spray it with water. This works because most cats do not like to be sprayed. If your pet cat is one of the odd animal who likes to be sprayed, obviously this method will not work. You may need to buy commercial sprays. There are pet sprays that humans can not smell. Your pets can and they do not like it. You can usually find this at the pet shop. These animal spray will put a barrier around an area that your pet cat will avoid. The spray normally last a day. So you will have to spray a barrier around your furniture until the animal learns to leave it alone.

If Your Cat Spray On Furniture

If your cat spray on your furniture, there may be various underlying reasons. You should try to understand why your cat is urinating in odd places. For example, if you have recently brought in a new pet, whether it is another cat or a puppy, then your first cat will spray on furniture and other areas to show that these are it's territory. It simply wants the new animal to know that. So you should try to ease the introduction of your new pet by restricting its movement initially. You can take a wet cloth, wipe their backs, and then wipe the areas where the cat has been spraying urine. The scent will stay in place and the cat will not need to spray there. If your cat likes to spray near an open window, this may be caused by animals that the cat can see outside the window. So just draw the curtain if there are dogs or cats or even squirrels frequently running around outside the house. You can use the same method of wiping the cat's scent near the window. You can also place small treats near the window to distract the cat from what is going on outside the house.

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