education of cats "Your pussy would have bought Whiskas," saysknown advertising slogan. And strangely enough, this time advertising does not deceive us. Regardless of our prohibitions or entreaties, any cat would do so (if, of course, this food is to her liking). Because the cat does only what it considers necessary and what she likes. And that's the essence of cat's nature. Therefore, the upbringing of a cat sometimes costs the hosts and wasted nerves, and scratched hands, and tears of resentment. However, there is one small secret, or rather a psychological (zoopsychological) technique that makes this problem easily solvable.

The secret of successful education

Yes, it is with understanding this simple truthit all begins. Actually the upbringing of cats is reduced only to the correction of cat behavior. And correct it can be done only if it turns out to convince the cat that she wants it. That is, changes in the cat's behavior are caused solely by her own desire. This method is considered the most humane and most effective method of education. And one more additional condition of successful for you and for the cat education - the earlier you start, the greater the effect can be achieved. Agree that it is easier to educate than re-educate. But even if you are faced with the need for re-education, success is quite achievable if you follow certain rules. Namely: cunning, patience and perseverance on your part, trust and understanding on the part of the cat. Let's start understanding the secret of successful education of cats from the beginning, that is, from the moment when a kitten appeared in your house. cats rearing

Education at an early age

Good behavior of an adult cat or cat isthe result of correct education of the kitten. For as the animal was at an early age, it will remain so, being an adult. This is an axiom. Therefore, no matter how tender feelings you do not feel for a small kitten, do not let him do what the adult animal would not allow. So, for example, the clumsy attempts of a child to climb onto your shoulder, clinging to your feet and clothes, often cause only tenderness. But imagine in this role a weighted cat, or worse - an adult mother cat? Unpleasant - it's gently said. Most likely, you will still be hurt! And who is to blame? They themselves have been taught. Therefore, stop all attempts by the kitten to treat you (and other family members) as with gymnastic equipment. Do not let him acquire habits that in an adult cat will become undesirable (from your point of view) behavior: scratching furniture and walls, digging up the ground in flower pots, climbing tables, begging for tidbits and so on. While your pet is still small, it will suffice for him to sharply change the tone of your voice in order to stop playing prank. Therefore, allow yourself to rigorous and sharp notes in prohibitive phrases: "No!", "Do not!", "Stop!". In the future, the animal will correctly respond not only to the tone, but also to the words themselves. Just do not forget that at other times you need to talk to him gently and calmly, and do not forget to encourage the kid for a proper understanding of your prohibitions. By the way, prohibitions should not apply only to a kitten. If you have a child, then explain to him that the animal is not a toy. Handle it carefully: do not squeeze, do not torture with hugs and kisses, do not beat or throw. Otherwise, the kitten will be forced to defend itself against such violence and will use claws and teeth. And this behavior will easily become familiar to him, and the result is a biting and scratchy nervous beast instead of a tender and tender cat. Be firm and persistent in teaching the kitten to the tray and kittens: the kid will quickly understand what you want from him. Kittens, unlike adult cats, are less assertive and more "accommodating". And their independence of character is still in its infancy. So use the moment - educate the obedient cat, while it is still small.

How can you bring up a kitten?

Never! Never hit him. First, it's just not fair - it's smaller and weaker than you. Secondly, this is not the most effective method of education. Thirdly, the animal can respond to you with aggression (and this is quite normal for cats). And fourthly, the cat still does not understand why you hit it. And if he does, he will simply conceal his grievance and necessarily mischief in your absence. If you are a supporter of physical methods of influence, then use the advice of zoopsychologists: imitate the behavior of the cat-mother. How could she have calmed the inappropriately detached child? The cat in this case strongly, but gently pressed it on his nose with his paw. Try also: touch the kitten with a finger and let it know that it behaves incorrectly. And it's still not possible for a cat to understand that what prevents it from doing "favorite" business comes from you. Yes, with you, maybe she will not do it any more. But you will definitely take advantage of the moment when you are not around, and will try again. If the attempt is successful - write was gone. Already nothing will force her to abandon intentional, she will still do it again and again, but only in your absence. Therefore, to educate cats use other, already proven and effective methods. cat breeding

Methods of education

The tone of your voice. This method should be used only to educate the kitten. With adult animals such a focus, as a rule, does not pass. So screaming, asking, strict notation will not help you. Beating him, too, is useless. Well, how to raise a cat or a cat in this case? For the upbringing of an adult animal, try to apply the method of turning pleasant into unpleasant. Create for the cat such conditions that the leprosy, which she commits with apparent pleasure, she became most unpleasant. And at the same time encourage her for changing her habits. So, for example, if your pet wits to tear furniture, rumbling with pleasure and enjoying the sound of torn fabric, try to go for the next trick. To begin with, get a scribbler (best - a special rack) and trim the prankstock claws. The rack is smeared with a fragrant catnip, and the "scratching spot" on the furniture is covered with a sticky tape (sticky on both sides). Most likely, out of two available options, the cat will choose a rack: that smells nice, and nothing clings to the paws. And if the cat does not stop trying to get back to the furniture, then with the first insidious creeping from her side, make a loud sound, frightening the cat. You can, for example, clap your hands or against the wall, knock the ladle on the metal cover from the pan or turn on the hair dryer (mixer, vacuum cleaner). The main thing that a cat you do not see it! Then she will honestly decide that the terrible sounds emit furniture, to which she is approaching. And the claw is silent! Good for the education of cats and the method of surprise, when "suddenly" and quite unexpectedly for them something unpleasant or frightening occurs. So, for example, you can wean the cat to jump on the table. If you put a pyramid on it (necessarily unstable!) From empty tin cans, then when it jumps the cat dumps it, and the jars crash down. Cat is definitely not like it! If your four-legged prankster adores "fumbling" in the trash can, opening the lid and turning it over, then give her this opportunity. Just put a jar of water in the bucket (or pour water into the bucket itself). Opening and turning the bucket, the hooligan will receive a generous portion of the unexpected waterfall. For sure it would discourage her from trying again. And if this happens more than once, moreover, when no one is home - it means "something in this life is not right" and the bucket is better left alone. But the cat itself must come to this conclusion. She's in fact "in itself" and no one decree her. And for the correct education of the cat, the method "I myself" is the most important and most effective: "I myself do not want to do what I did before myself." If the cat thinks so, it means that you turned out to be a wonderful educator. Your task is fulfilled if you could convince the cat that she herself decided so. And another truism will help you in this. Its essence is that the cat never does anything to you "spitefully" - it's just above it. She just sees the world differently and just does what she likes and does as she wants. Such is her character. And the successful education of a cat does not mean that this character needs to be broken. And it is impossible in principle. A cat can scare, embitter, make you love or hate, but never break! And we have much to learn from these proud animals. We advise you to read: