With each new furry friend, you adopt whether a cat, dog, or other small creature can be very important. Science has shown that animals have personalities, thoughts, and emotions. As with a new human friend, take the time to get to know your new pet, build a trusting relationship, and learn more about their unique temperament.
Like many other people, cats may be mysterious creatures. But believe it or not, it’s not that hard to make friends with a cat if you know what to do. Here are some tips on how to effectively pair with a kitten, drawn from scientific studies and my own experience as a researcher and behavior consultant for cats.
When you learn to train your cat, start with some very simple first steps that special reward good behavior and discourage evil. But can you train a cat like a dog? As they are very independent pets, cats may seem distant or not interested in following your orders.
What do you want to train?
However, before you start training your cat, you should consider what commands and communication you want it to use and what types of behavioral measures it should learn to make friendships. Think about what you had wondered in the past: how to train your cat to use a litter box, how to calm him down when he travels to the vet’s office, and the like. How can you teach him to avoid and not scratch carpets or furniture anymore? These are all options that you can work on during your training.
Some common goals are
- home training or launch training
- Stay calm and keep away from worrying and anxiety
- Interact with you, other animals, and other people
- Play with toys, with you, or with another cat
- Quiet ride (getting on the carrier and driving in a car)
There are many important reasons why and how you can train and make habitat your cat. But most importantly, it helps give them the benefits to him behave in a certain way and keep their health better by teaching him to socialize to be soft and be content with people and other animals. For your well-being, live training is also significant. If your cat learns and treats to be calm while trimming his nails or traveling, there is no fear for him or you. The better educated your cat is, the better your relationship will be.
Cats blink slowly
It’s something that many cat owners had already suspected, so it’s exciting to have found evidence of it. Try to narrow your eyes as if you have a relaxed smile and then close your eyes for a few seconds. You will find that they react in the same way themselves and you can start a kind of conversation. The study found that cats are more likely to blink their owners slowly after their owners blink them slowly than if they don’t interact at all.
Approach a cat the same way they greet each other
Friendly cats always greet people and other animals beautifully. You can mimic this behavior by offering a non-threatening fingertip at the height of your nose a few inches away. Don’t float, just bend over and gently extend your hand. Many cats come up and sniff your finger and may even cross it. It’s a successful welcome.
Play with them a lot
Most of the behavioral problems that have been seen are due to boredom and lack of routine game time. No one thinks twice about walking their dog every day, but many people do not realize that cats are secret predators that need a regular outlet for this energy to be social. A recent study by experts found that cats prefer human interaction to food. But a closer look at the data showed that the presence of an interactive toy really attracted them to people.
One of their main options is a wand-style toy with feathers, ropes, or other booty-like accessories that evoke predatory behavior. Interactive play every day is a great way and opportunity to connect with them when they’re not in the mood to snuggle up and stay in shape.
Socialize cats when they are young
Several studies have shown that kittens grow friendlier and more confident with just a few minutes daily of positive human management. The ideal age for socializing kittens is when they are between 2 and 9 weeks old. You can help socialize kittens by offering yourself as a caregiver. The promotion ensures that they interact abundantly with people, which helps and support them feel comfortable with potential users. You’ll also be doing your local shelter a big favor by reducing overcrowding.
Be an attentive observer of their behavior
Use your common sense in general. Be a diligent and objective observer of how they react to their actions. The cat’s body language can be subtle (something as small as a wink can indicate satisfaction, while ear shaking can indicate irritation), but learning their cues will make you much more attuned to how they feel and treat you. And if you adjust your behavior accordingly, you will soon realize that you have earned the trust and bonding of a cat.
Don’t Overfeed Your Cat
Many think that food means love and that heavy food could make your kitten hate it, but a recent study of overweight cats from Cornell University said that at least for a period of time the opposite is true. About a month after 58 overweight kittens were put on a diet, three-quarters of their owners said that their cats were more affectionate, purred more often, and were more likely to sit on their owner’s lap. This adorable behavior had some not-so-sweet side effects (cats were also begging and meowing more), but by week eight, both good and bad behavior had declined in about half of the animals.
Keep your cat indoors
Indoor kittens were most active during the day when their owners were likely to be active and less active at night when people liked to sleep. (Many people believe that cats are nocturnal, but they are naturally twilight, active, and happy at dawn and dusk.) You can help socialize kittens by offering yourself as a caregiver. The promotion ensures that they interact abundantly with people, which helps them feel comfortable with potential users. You’ll also be doing your local shelter a big favor by reducing overcrowding.
Kim Thornton, Your New Cat: An Expert Answers Your Every Question (Capital Ideas) Paperback – January 1, 2004