Wouldn’t it be ‘convenient’ if your cat used the toilet? Imagine a world where indoor cats no longer need litter boxes and cat litter tracking through the house was a thing of the past. Instead, they squat over the toilet bowl meaning a quick flush is all it takes for you to get rid of their offering. Unfortunately this golden age may not be all that it’s cracked up to … [Read more...] about Should You Train Your Cat to Use the Toilet?
If you thought training was only for dogs, then think again, because cats are trainable too. The Secret to Training Cats The secret to training cats isn’t really a secret at all, but about thinking like a cat. We love our feline friends for their independent spirit and how they do what they want. And there we have the key right there: You have to motivate your cat so that she … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Can Train Your Cat to Do
Have you heard the expression: “As hard as herding cats”? This sums up so much about what we love about our feline friends, such as knowing their own minds and refusing to run with the crowd. But doesn’t this imply cats are difficult to train? Well, yes and no. If you try to impose your will on a cat you’ll get nowhere fast. But if you work with your cat’s psyche … [Read more...] about Top 10 Training Tips for Kittens
Earlier this week when I was driving home from a shopping trip there was a ute (pick-up truck) in front of me with a medium sized mixed-breed black dog unsecured in the back. We were both travelling at around 60 kms (37 miles) per hour and the dog ahead was happily darting from the left to the right side of the truck, with his ears flapping in the breeze. A … [Read more...] about Secrets to Successful Car Travel With Cats
However many years your cat has successfully been using his litter box for, there may come a time when he starts to experience problems. Inappropriate elimination and litter box problems are common in cats, but luckily it’s usually easy to pinpoint the cause and deal with it accordingly. Litter Box Problems – Health Issues If your cat has cystitis, or another urinary tract … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Cat Use the Litter Box?
Last month, we discussed how to choose the right cat carrier for your cat, this month we talk about how to get your cat used to the cat carrier. Whether you’re taking your cat to the vet for a check-up or venturing on a longer trip, the thought of getting out the cat carrier probably makes your heart sink, and you may even have the scars that tell the tale of previous … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Get Your Cat Used to the Cat Carrier
You’re probably familiar with dog agility competitions at dog shows like Westminster (USA) or Crufts (UK), but did you know that cats compete in agility too? The origins of cat agility seem to date back to 2003, with the first Cat Fancier’s Association (CFA) agility competition held in 2005 featuring both pedigreed cats and household pets. Since then, cat agility has … [Read more...] about Cat Agility – If a Dog Can Run Agility, So Can a Cat!
The classic view of cats is that they’re fiercely independent, and do what they want, when they want. Dog training? Why of course, but talk about training cats and people tend to look at you like you’re mad. Training cats is possible however; you just need patience and the right kind of motivation. Unlike a dog, cats won’t work simply for praise, you’ll need to be more cunning … [Read more...] about Clicker Training For Cats in 3 Easy Steps
Cats are fastidiously clean by nature, and most are fussy about their toilets – it’s therefore important to understand the litter tray essentials to help you train your cat to toilet in the right place and avoid accidents. Litter Tray Basics Location. Your cat obviously won’t want to go to the toilet near his sleeping or eating areas, and he’ll appreciate a bit … [Read more...] about How to Litter Train Your Cat
Keeping your cat indoors protects them from road traffic and other dangers and keeps bird and wildlife safe, but what should you do if your cat seems to yearn for the great outdoors? Leash training is the perfect way for your cat to explore the outside world in safety; simply follow these five steps for leash training and your cat can have the best of both worlds. The … [Read more...] about Train Your Cat to Walk on a Leash in 5 Easy Steps