Q: How can I discipline my kitten?
I have an eight month old male kitten who is not afraid of anything. Now that he has gotten bigger we are having a huge problem with him jumping on the table, fridge, and shelves. He has already broken a couple of my things. We tried using a spray bottle, but that didn't phase him. He isn't really afraid of sound either unless it is something he has never heard before. What should I try that might work on a very bold little boy?
Nov 10, 2009
Cats tend to do bad things like that because their bored. maybe try getting him a few toys or a scratching post to amuse him. but if it continues you can use a firm NO that always works with my cat. you can always also get a very big cage. its full of climbing things and toys, it has a huge amount of room in them, you can lock it so that he can't get out. it gives him hours of fun. I did that with my cat and she didn't want to get out. hope I helped!
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Nov 16, 2009
This may sound crazy but, since you already said the spray bottle doesn't work I'm going to suggest rolling up a thin magazine or newspaper and swat him gently on the tail end. I have 8 cats and the spray bottle works well with them but, they're trained. But, I have been known to roll up a newspaper and just the sound and thought that they're gonna get swacked they split and it may take a couple time but the bad behavior ends.
You may also want to but the book: "Think Like A Cat" & "Cat vs. Cat" by Pam Johnson-Bennett, she is a Feline Behaviorist and knows her stuff!
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