Part of being a responsible pet owner is training your animal companion so that they are a happy and nondestructive member of your household. Anyone who has ever housebroken a dog knows that successful training is more a matter of patience and consistency then anything else. Dogs, however, are natural pack animals and generally respond well to training.
Cats, on the other hand, have a reputation for being notoriously unwilling to accept an owner’s wishes. Unfortunately, they also have a number of destructive traits that need to be curbed unless you enjoy seeing your furniture clawed to shreds or being repeatedly bitten. Despite the difficulties, it is possible to train your cat, but you are going to have to work at it.
What works in training a dog will not work with a cat. With a dog, it is important that you establish your dominance. Your dog wants to know who the pack leader is. Read more »