RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Sat Feb 11, '12 5:54am PST |
|I was going to post, how I taught mine, but I am thinking, you might not want to go that route, and, I am likely to get jumped on, but it absolutly does work. I could stand there, with the door wide open, and they would not cross that threshold, because they were taught not to, and on occassion, as I have 2 doors, its sometimes a struggle to get laundry and grocerys in, and the door is wide open. Granted too, mine were taught as kittens.
People look at the various bad behaviors cats do, as different instances, so to them, it is overwhelming, they escape, they jump on the counter, they bite, etc, etc, etc. Its really not, its really just one. Its just bad behavior, that they were never taught, is not allowed, either because the pet parents just let them get away with it, or, the pet parents didn't know how to correct it.
You have to teach them, what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, using the same principal.
Mine were taught the basics, they know what NO means, and they know what BADDY BOY STUFF means. They also know, mommy is the head lion, that instinct is in them, and they know, mommy always wins.
My best suggestion, is to watch My Cat From Hell, its on Animal Planet. You will see what I mean, after you watch a few episodes. Jackson applies the same principals, for pretty much every situation, he just adjusts to the individual cat, and what the issue is. In my opinion, his biggest obstical, is the pet parents. I think he would rather just shoot them, mol. In most cases, they are the ones that created the issue, weather intentional or not, and they don't want to do, what it takes, to correct it. They want an instant overnight cure. It doesn't work like that. It takes longer to un do bad behavior, than to teach it right, the first time.
Just like for an alcoholic or drug user. It takes longer to do the rehab, per say, and un do it, than it would have been, to just not do it in the first place.
Some parents are not aware, they created the bad boy behavior, and/or don't know how to correct it. Jackson likes helping them, they want to fix the prob, and learn, so it doesn't happen again.
Just watched one, the man, created the bad situation, sounds like from ignorance, Jackson recommended rehoming the cat, wife said no, so he said, well OK, lets see what we can do. First suggestion was, take off the solid bedroom door, and put in a screen door. Man balked, Jackson wanted to shoot him, I had to stop watching.
If you don't get Animal Planet, you can watch episods on line.
Or, you can send Hunter here, and Bump will teach him, what happens, if you try and go thru that door, mol, mol, mol. Mommy is head lion, Bump is the MP.