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Cat crate training

Crate Train Cat

Cat crate training is simple if you can invest some time and patience with your cat.

Cats are naturally independent animals and can be trained as well as dogs or any other animal. You should ideally crate train a cat when he/she is still a kitten. This is an ideal age to teach your cat that a crate or cage need not be feared.

It is also possible to train an older cat to use a crate, but this may require more time and effort than crate training a kitten. Crate training a cat is very important if you are a cat owner. If you crate train a cat, you can easily help your cat protect and establish his/her own territory.

Cat crate training also helps the owner retain more control over the cat’s territory boundaries and helps limit problems like eliminating outside the litter box. Traveling with your cat and taking your cat to the vet is so much simpler if your cat has been crate trained. A familiar cat carrier will help your cat feel secure and will prevent aggressive behavior towards other animals when he/she is traveling with you. Cat crate training begins with choosing the right crate. An ideal crate for your cat is one that is easy to clean and comfortable for your cat. There are several kinds of cat crates you can choose from for your cat. Your cat’s crate should be well suited to him/her. For instance, if you think your cat may be afraid of or resistant to being put into his/her crate, then you should choose a top-loading crate. A top-loading cat is thus useful if you want to take your cat in and out of the crate quickly. Once you have chosen a cat crate that is ideal for your needs, then you should work on making it a comfortable place for your cat.

Since your cat may often spend a considerable period of time in the crate, it should be comfortable for him/her to stay and retire in it. If your cat is not comfortable in the crate, then he/she may resist being put in it and may be very restless and troublesome when inside. Put your cat’s favorite blanket in the crate or put toys that he/she likes playing with. You can even sprinkle some cat nip in the crate to make crate training interesting for your cat.

  Submitted on May 7, 2010