Does Your Cat Have BAD Behavior?
Kitties are bundles of mischief - they always seem to be up to something (that’s why they have 9 lives, right?)
But there is a line between ordinary kitty curiosity that results in some chaos and persistent behavioral issues.
There is a popular cat myth which states that “You don’t train cats, they train you!” Well, call the Myth Busters, because that is simply just not true!
Cats absolutely can be trained to behave in the way you want them to, if (and it’s a big IF), you know how to do it properly
Would you know what to do if one of your cats started misbehaving?
In my experience, when people are having trouble managing one of their cats, they reach out to their friends, family, and a bunch of random strangers in Facebook groups, asking for advice and opinions. They go and buy Feliway sprays and special collars and all kinds of gizmos and gadgets trying to solve the problem. They purchase supplements and make modifications to their homes trying to correct whatever the issue might be, spending a ton of money and time, to still be at their wits end with a cat who just will not cooperate!
But April, I hear you say, of course they should be trying to solve the problem.
And yes, I totally agree, but instead of racking up the bills trying to solve the problem themselves, nobody thinks to do the one thing that actually could solve the problem and usually in a much quicker timeframe.
Do I have your attention now?
If you are suffering through any kind of behavior issue with your cat that you are unsure how to solve, please consult a professional cat behaviorist. You can find so many amazing cat behaviorists online today that offer both in-person and virtual consultations if you need so it’s super easy - you don’t even need to leave your home.
A cat behaviorist has spent many years studying the nuances of why cats do the things they do and how to correct unwanted behaviors. They will guide you step-by-step in the best way to address these undesirable behaviors quickly and effectively.
It will end up costing you far less than if you try to solve the issues yourself first and in the end, you will probably still need to seek out professional help (these cats can be stubborn, man!)
A great website is IAABC.org which is a host for many different types of animal behaviorists and they make sure that everyone has the necessary training and credentials so you are sure to find someone to help you.
Alternatively you can book a consultation with me and I will help you get to the bottom of your kitty’s troublesome behavior.
Keep giving your pets the best of natural life!
April Arguin A.S., C.P.N., M.P.H