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How to say no to a cat? [duplicate]

If the cat does something like attacking people feet at the afternoon times, climbing places where it shouldn't be or going to be aggressive while playing, how to tell it to stop, this is bad‽ I ...
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Cat keeps meowing to go in forbidden room [duplicate]

There is a room in my house where I do my carpentry work. That room is full of dust and wood debris and I don't want my cat to go in there because I don't want it to come out dusty and I am afraid it ...
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Cat stubbornly keeps repeating behaviour she's not supposed to do (and knows) [duplicate]

I have a set of furniture for my tv and dvds that my cat recently has discovered as something fun to climb on. For that she needs to start from the window-frame, jump behind the curtain and get on a ...
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What's better than a spray bottle for negative reinforcement of a cat? [duplicate]

Spray bottles have some downsides: Obviously, they get things wet They make no sound so "warning" is impossible unless the cat notices you pick up the bottle They get things wet. Is there a better ...
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How can I train my cat to not jump on the kitchen counters?

My cat jumps onto our kitchen counters frequently, sometimes causing major accidents. What is the best way to break that habit? Would I need one of those electric shocker things?
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Why does our cat suddenly bite us?

Since we've adopted our cat, we're having some trouble with sudden bites. Sometimes when she's in a completely relaxed attitude, she suddenly opens her eyes and bites me or my girlfriend. Although ...
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I am sick of my cat's stealing habit!

My cat started off as a cute, nice cat but just after a month, she started misbehaving a lot! The biggest problem is that she keeps stealing food no matter what! I leave my food on dining table to go ...
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Spray bottle becoming ineffective

I have two cats, both under 6 months old (I guess you could call them kittens). I have used a spray bottle in the past as negative reinforcement, which worked great on one of them (the one that's ...
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Will treats make this behavior worse or work as a training aid?

My husband has recently started a new job telecommuting. We're trying to figure out how to teach the cats to leave him alone while he's working, but Hunter thinks any attention from "his human" is ...
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How can I stop my new rescue cat from being unduly aggressive to my older cat?

I want to thank you all for answering the "food thief" question. So now I own 2 cats; my older cat, Beaudie (medium maine coon with 3 legs), very sweet and very docile, and Lily-Rose, a 4 year old ...
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When should “punishment” be used, and when can it be avoided? [closed]

According to this answer here, and it makes a lot of sense, sometimes, you just can't use positive reinforcements. As the comments also state, some activities such as pulling on a leash, which one ...