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How, Why, and When to Train a Cat

By January 14, 2014

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Perhaps your cat has started to pee outside the box, and you are beside yourself. Or maybe your sofa is starting to look shredded and threadbare, and you're embarrassed when visitors come by. Yelling at the cat isn't doing anything, and squirting the cat with a spray bottle doesn't work, nor does rubbing his nose in the pee. You're at your wit's end and don't know what to do, and your spouse is starting to make noises about getting rid of the cat, and that's the last thing you want to do.

Cat using scratching padYou're not alone. Many cat lovers have faced similar problems - this writer included. Fortunately, help is at hand. For starters, take a look at Cat Training - How, Why, and When to Train a Cat. Then check out the huge compilation of cat behavior and training material available right on this Website. Just for starters:

In addition, Amy Shojai, former Contributing Writer on Behavior, has left behind a legacy of 181 articles about all phases of cat behavior and training. Amy's article on The H.I.S.S. Test has been especially helpful to me when trying to figure out solutions to some of my own cats' behavior challenges.
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