Can you spank a cat? Nope, you shouldn't. There are better ways to discipline her. A wise man once said, "You will discover there are many ways to solve issues other than violence when a mosquito lands on your testic**s".
Cats can be a sweet company until they get to your nerves the wrong way. Your cat or pet may decide to pee or poop at every wrong place in the house including the couch, carpet while you have provided necessities for the same at their convenience. If your pet messes this way, its time you disciplined him before he disgraces you in full glare from your visitors.
Dont Hit Cats, please!
Best practices for disciplining your furry baby excludes hitting him. The idea is encouraging good behavior from the furry baby not punishing. Hitting a pet could result in unforeseen repercussions. Being violent on your cat could make it equally hostile to you. This could lead to a pet biting you or the cat scratching you in defense. Pet bites and scratches are as lethal as poison and such could be avoided easily by treating the furry baby humanely. Your cat or pet can have award-winning behavior through disciplining. Furry babies disciplining takes many forms as we shall see including training them.
Discipline them Instead
Disciplining your furry baby should begin on the right foot, hmm… yeah, paw; if you insist. The two of you start to nurture a bond. Remember that you are in charge of the process so don’t hesitate to be creative. You are better placed in reasoning than your furry baby in growing the friendship bond. The cat can perceive hostility towards her as well as friendship action towards them. For every action, there is always a reaction which means they will give back in kind.
Take her to school
There are many forms of disciplining your four-legged friend. The majority of professionals will recommend training the pet to understand the human language and our way of life. Others are for the conventional methods like working with a reward system where you feed the pet or cat with its favorite piece when it behaves well and consequently denying it when it messes up stuff. Arguing which could be the best method could be a shouting competition since the best method depends on you, the pet parent. The pet parent weighs and decides on what option suits them best based on their priorities that’s why we present them all for you to get the idea. You’re not alone though since we also recommend the best suited according to various situations.
Creative ways to discipline your furry friends include:
Raising your voice on the furry baby while it’s misbehaving.
Show less attention when they misbehave.
Withdrawing their favorite toys when they misbehave.
Reward with a favorite piece when they are well behaved.
Positive (constructive) obedience punishment.
Hiring professional trainers.
All the above recommendations are expounded below.
Raising your voice on the furry baby is a tested and proven method. Pets and cats are fast learners and understand human language fast. This method works best when you have named the furry baby. The furry baby should also have recognized their name by repeatedly referring them by it. The method then applies by raising your voice when the furry baby is doing wrong. The furry baby will leave the activity immediately in response. If it works, congrats! Your furry baby has learned your language. This method is preferred to hitting your furry baby for correction.
Denying your furry baby attention when it misbehaves is an effective method. The trick is in the timing. The moment you miss on the timing the method loses its effectiveness to a large extent. Pets and cats are social and as a result demand attention from their guardians. The method's effectiveness also counts on the amount of attention one gives to their furry baby. If the bond between the two of you is notable, your pet will notice the withdrawal of attention. The method thus works by giving them attention when they behave well and consequently withdrawing it when they misbehave.
Pets and cats are playful beings and may have favorite toys. Their favorite toys are a powerful tool that could help discipline them appropriately. The method works best when toys are priory introduced to the furry baby. When the furry baby misbehaves, the toy is withdrawn and vice versa. Discovering their favorite toy means that they have several toys and one has taken time to notice the prominent one.
Almost all the non-physical methods of disciplining a furry baby are based on the rewarding theory. It involves rewarding the furry baby when they are well behaved and denying the reward when they misbehave. The reward used should be a favorite for the furry baby. Needless to say, the most appropriate reward to use can be a Munch. Their favorite food is the best bait. When caught in the wrong, you can tease them with the food. Make sure they see and smell it but not taste. At approximately the same time, if the furry baby acts well give them a bite. This tells them what is right and wrong helping you inculcate discipline in them.
Spanking a pet or a cat can either be positive or negative. There is a thin line in-between the two and thus hitting a furry baby is generally discouraged. The relationship between the furry baby and the one spanking it is vital otherwise the spanking loses meaning. The furry baby should be corrected by someone close to it especially the one who feeds it. Otherwise, pets and cats are fast learners and can discern between correction and abuse.
Hiring a professional trainer is recommended especially when the owner doesn’t have enough time to train the furry baby themselves. Note that we recommend that you do it yourself to learn the ropes too. Note also that these professional trainers go through what we recommend in this piece and nothing extraordinary. Better still, you can purchase a trained furry baby or present your furry baby for training. The trainers could also have an upper hand in skills since they have the experience and could make your furry baby receptive to more language than you could ever do. However, we still recommend doing it yourself ideally if you are on a budget. It could take time and be tedious but the results make it worthwhile.
Conclusion: How to Punish a Cat Correctly
When a cat or pet is cheeky, they need correction immediately to minimize repetition. Many methods are suggested including some physical while others involve playing around with their psychology. Just like the majority of trainers confirmed to us, we recommend a mix of the two. Minimal spanking of your furry baby complemented by the rewarding methods explained in detail above hastens to learn. Training your furry baby might turn out to be playful jokes to your furry baby and end up being a waste of precious time. A little spanking could help to register seriousness to the furry baby.