Tips & tricks

In collaboration with Cat Educator, Intersand®’s cat experts would like to offer a few tips and tricks for new “parents” of cats, cat lovers and anyone who’s considering a feline addition to the family.

How can I train my kitten?

NEVER PUNISH FOR OUT-OF-BOX ACCIDENTS

A cat is an extremely clean animal by nature so it is usually pretty easy to teach it to go to its litter box; show it only once or twice and you already have a trained and clean kitten. However, accidents can and do happen.

In that case, avoid punishments, which won’t show your cat what to do and will often increase the level of stress, which could aggravate the problem. You also shouldn’t put your cat in the litter box after he or she no longer needs to go; your cat won’t understand what you are trying to say, and if you do this too often, it could create an aversion to the litter box. Simply ensure the litter box is easily accessible and/or place additional ones throughout your home. If the problem persists, speak to a behavioural consultant. Quickly clean any “accidents” and make sure there are no odours left to prevent further mistakes.