How to raise a kitten?
To communicate with the pet was only a joy, it is worthwhile to take care of his decent upbringing. How to instill a good manners kitten? After all, the further life of not only the animal itself, but also all those who live in the same house with it depends on it.
Best of all, the rules of behavior and manners are acquired by kittens under the age of 6 months, with most of the skills – both good and bad – the kitten remembers up to 3 months. But even in older a pet is able to master the rules of good form. You can raise it, and the main thing in this will be an understanding of the characteristics of the cat’s perception of the world.
As with small children, the kitten should be looked after, looked after, fed and surrounded by love. From the very first days of appearance in the house, it is necessary to teach him to certain rules of behavior. The animal must know what is possible and what is not.
In the process of education, it is important to remember the main rule – never punish a kitten, as he will not understand the connection between the punishment and his specific offense.
The memory of the kittens is short-lived, so already after 8–10 seconds after committing one or another act, he simply does not understand the reason for your discontent.
Punishment does not solve the problem.
Imagine for a moment: the kitten went to the toilet past the tray, you returned home, saw it and punished him. You think you did everything right? But the pet thinks very differently. He is glad to your return, runs to meet, and you take and poke his nose in a puddle, and even wave your hands and raise your voice. The animal will naturally consider you inadequate, your behavior – unpredictable, and your own little world – fragile. As a result, the kitten will actively begin to protect its territory by placing tags. And you get the exact opposite result.
Any unwanted animal behavior should be prevented at the time of misconduct. You can frighten the cat with cotton or spraying with a spray bottle. Repeat such techniques until the pet disaccustomed to bad manners and understands what it is doing wrong.
In the process of raising a kitten or an already adult cat, remember that pets live according to the laws of wild nature, and not human society. They do not understand that today you are good and caress them, and tomorrow you have a bad mood, and you arrange a debriefing.
When you have something banned pet, do not make concessions. The rules established in the house should work without exceptions. When a kitten bites your hands, grabs your legs, tearing the skin to the blood, you should not play with it with your hands and feet, the next time the hunting instinct can work when you do not expect it. Teach the animal to ensure that your hands are always affection and tasty food.
Following these simple rules, some problems with the pet can be avoided. The kitten will quickly figure out what is good and what is bad, and will bring peace to the house, and you – peace and tenderness.