One thing that many people don’t realize about cats is that they are just about as easy to train as dogs. Cats do like to please you although quite often it may seem like they are pretty much out for themselves. But, at the end of the day, they know where the food comes from. So, if you want a cat that is a little more behaved than all the other ones you know, or if you want a cat that acts a little more like a dog, you can start by working with them now and having the right cat supplies for training.
Here’s a look at some of the supplies you are going to need
First and foremost you are going to need treats. Cats respond beautifully to treats as that’s all about them and that goes back to the scenario that most people agree on – cats like to get things for them! Dogs are much the same way too. All animals tend to respond well to treats just like people tend to respond well to treats that they like.
You’re going to want to get cat treats that can be broken into small pieces as part of your cat’s supplies when you are training as you are likely going to go through a lot of them and you don’t want to overfeed your cat.
Leash and Collar
Did you know you could walk a cat on a leash with a collar just like you can a dog? Well, you can if you start training them early. You are going to need to put a collar or harness on your cat when they are young as part of your cat’s supplies. Let them get used to it. Let them wear it regularly.
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Cats and kittens are like children in that they enjoy the stimulation and interaction of toys during their day. Just like children’s toys, cat toys can be seen lying around the house used or unused. Many cats will also have their favorite cat toys, like children, and become possessive of them.
Cat toys and playing can greatly improve the physical and emotional health of your cat. Cats have a very strong instinct to stalk and hunt and playing with cat toys is the closest most domestic cats get to expressing these instincts. A cat who is not encouraged to play and develop their abilities will quickly become shy, scared, lazy, and overweight, which does not make for a very happy cat. The best thing you can do for your cat is playing with them.
The best time to play with your cat is in the morning before you leave for work. This way they are receiving the attention they need before they are left alone for the day. They also use up their energy and are ready to rest for the day, which also means there’s less chance they’ll scratch your lounge or furniture. By the time you get home, they are ready to play again. Play before dinner time, that way once they eat they can settle down for the evening.
Try to play with your cat for about 10-15 minutes, but this will depend on your cat and how interested they are in their cat toys. You will notice the benefits of playing with your cat over time as it has the following effects:
- it prevents boredom, depression, and unhappiness
- it helps to build confidence in your cat, especially if its shy
- it keeps cats healthy by keeping bones agile and improves circulation
- it controls aggressive behaviors that