Category: Training

Cats are not particularly easy to train, however it is certainly not impossible to train them. While you may not manage to train your cat to sit and stay on command they can certainly be trained to stop scratching your carpet up or even to walk on a lead, all that is required is time and patience.

Why Is My Cat Peeing on Clothes? & How To Stop It

One of the most irritating things that can happen to a cat owner is to realise that your cat has taken a pee on your clothes. There are three main reasons why this may happen: medical problems, behavioural issues or simply (and the most common reason) their litter …

How To Stop Cats Catching Birds: 7 Methods

Oddly enough, the methods used for stopping your cat from catching birds will also help your cat live a longer and happier life. As you read this article, you will notice the links between methods for stopping your cat from hunting and keeping your cat healthy and alive. …

Can You Walk a Cat on a Lead?

Yes – you can walk a cat on a lead. While not all cats will appreciate the experience there are certain steps you can take to minimise stress and help your cat feel safe and comfortable when on a lead. As a quick guide here are the key …

How to Stop My Cat from Bullying My Other Cat

Aggression in a multi-cat household can be a stressful experience. Catfights can quickly get out of hand and can easily cause injuries to one or both of the cats involved. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent the conflict and put a stop to the bullying. Signs of Bullying …

Why Does My Cat Keep Meowing? 8 Reasons

Cats can be very vocal, they use meowing as a way to communicate with us. According to ASPCA, adult cats do not actually meow at each other they only meow at humans. This is arguably because cats have realized they can get people to do what they want …

Why Does My Cat Bite Me? 7 Reasons & How To Prevent Biting

We’ve all experienced it, you are stroking your cat as they purr beside you and then you suddenly feel their teeth biting down on your hand. It seems so unexpected and is fairly painful, so why do cats bite? This is actually a common behaviour that many of …

How To Get Rid Of Cat Pee Smell: Odour Removal Guide

Getting rid of cat pee and its lasting, potent smell can be problematic. Even the most thorough scrubbing will be ineffective if you are using the wrong method or cleaning product. Fortunately, there are several relatively easy ways of eliminating the odour once and for all. Regardless of …

How to Stop a Cat From Spraying – Find Out How To Stop The Stink!

Although spraying is a natural behaviour for cats, when they spray inside it is extremely unpleasant for everyone else in the home. Spraying is a form of scent marking and the behaviour is actually one of the common reasons many cats end up in shelters, fortunately there are …

Why Is My Cat So Needy & Clingy? Finally, An Explanation!

Cats are known for having the most personality among pets. They can be aloof, affectionate, playful, and stubborn: you name it! Having a cat in your household is surely an adventure. However, there are times when cats are also very clingy and attention seeking, making you wonder why …

How to Pick Up A Cat & Hold Them Correctly

Picking up a cat may sound simple but as many cat owners know all too well, it’s often a very tricky situation. Many cats prefer to not be picked up and held, but there are times when it is necessary such as when you need to take your …

How To Discipline A Cat For Bad Behaviour

If your cat’s behaviour is intolerable and includes things like climbing on countertops, biting you or even bringing dead animals into the house as gifts for you then may be wondering if there is any way you can discipline them. These sorts of behaviours are are relatively common, …

Hiking With Cats – How To Do It Safely & Enjoyably

Social media is full of beautiful pictures of dogs exploring the natural world with their owners, but did you know you can take your cat hiking too? It may sound strange at first but many cats are adventurers at heart. The enrichment and enjoyment your cat can gain …

How To Stop Your Cat From Scratching Your Carpet To Pieces

Scratching is a natural and necessary behaviour for cats which allows them to remove their dead claw husks so that they can be relied upon if and when they need to climb up something. However often the most convenient thing to scratch is your furniture or carpet which …

Why Does My Cat Sleep With Me And Not My Husband

People in relationships across the globe agree to the fact that pet favoritism can cause problems between partners in a romantic relationship. Pet favoritism occurs when a shared pet exhibits a preference for one partner over the other. You may have recently got a cat and within a …

How To Introduce Cats To Each Other

Are you trying to add another feline companion to your household? Besides needing a few extra litter boxes, you’re going to have to gradually introduce your new pet to your existing furry family members. You might think bringing home a new cat won’t cause your long-time resident to …

How to Train a Cat to Use a Cat Flap: Even Stubborn Ones!

Are you the frustrated parent of a feline that’s wondering how to train a cat to use a cat flap? Don’t worry. Even the most stubborn cats can be taught to exit the house through their own personal doorway. You just need to make them love it. Here’s …

A Guide to Cat Proofing Your Furniture

We’ve all been there – you leave for the day, and you come back too tired to count the new claw scratches that have “miraculously” appeared on your table legs or thread of pulled-out fibers on your couch. You give your cat a reprimanding look, but they couldn’t …

Why do Cats Love Knocking Things Over?

Smashed mugs, shattered glasses, cracked phones and broken ornaments. These are just some of the things that you will see littering the house of most cat owners. If you own a cat yourself you have probably suffered the painful loss of at least a couple of items due …

How To Toilet Train Your Kitten

Toilet training a kitten is usually a fairly simple task. Kittens naturally like to go to the toilet in a nice pile of sand, dirt or cat litter. So thankfully litter training a cat usually requires significantly less work than it does to toilet train a dog. Get …