Tag Archives: Food

Common Cat Problems Solved: Stealing Food

Question: My cat doesn’t seem to comprehend that he/she is not authorized to consume human food. They’ll often steal food off the kitchen counter or our dinner plates if we happen to turn our backs for one second. They are impressively sneaky and make life highly unpleasant, as we have to be on our guard systematically. How do we teach them that they can’t eat human food? Answer: The trouble here is that the cat doesn’t comprehend […]

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The Carrot Is Better Than The Stick*

When a cat owner looks for the first time to train their cat – or at least, to correct certain problem behaviours – they will often find themselves asking the same question that is asked by trainers all over the world. Do I take the disciplinarian attitude that my rules must be followed (or there will be trouble), or do I decide that my cat will behave like it is supposed to (because it will reward if […]

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Is This A Good Time?*

When you want your cat to behave in a sane, reasonable manner it is only right to teach it good behaviour, and to give it the kind of conditions that allow it to feel loved and feel love in return – this way, it is a lot less likely to react to things in a hostile manner. However, you do have to pick your moment with a cat, because trying to get the best response depends inherently […]

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