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Kitten Behavior & Training
A very important rule is "Never take good behaviors for granted."
Understand your kitten's body language and behaviors will help you learn what she's trying to tell you.
Scratching and spraying may not be the most desirable thing your kitten can do, but they're a natural part of being a cat. What you can do as the owner of a new kitten is to understand that your kitten is not misbehaving.
Cats are naturally very clean and chances are your kitten will already have learned how to use the litter box from her mother before she comes to live with you.
Kittens love to scratch, both for exercise and to mark territory, but you can protect your home by teaching her to use a scratching post instead of your furniture.
Kittens don't understand punishment, so you must encourage good behavior with rewards.
Take advantage of your kitten's curiosity and intelligence by teaching her a few simple commands.
Clicker training can help you progress from giving food rewards to giving praise when teaching commands to your kitten.
Playing with your cats is an important part of maintaining their health and your bond with them.
Children and cats can live and play together wonderfully, provided they can respect one another.
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