Tips on Training Your Rescue Cat

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Every time I go into a pet store or an animal shelter I always go see the cats that are up for adoption.

 

It makes me so sad seeing much older cats at the shelter because I know the kittens are much more likely to be adopted then the elders.

 

A lot of people are hesitant on bringing home a much older cat because it is harder to train them, especially when they haven’t had much interaction with people.

 

After 4-6 months of age it is much harder to socialize and tame a cat, but it is possible.

 

You have decided to bring home a new furry friend, but the shelter volunteers have warned you that it will take some time for this semi-feral rescue cat to adjust to his new home. Here are a few tips:

 

First, ignore the cat. You want to love on and play with your new cat, but its best to let him make the first move. This will keep the interaction positive since the cat made the decision, not you.

 

After your new cat has made the first move you can provide enrichment through playtime and treats to keep him coming back for more.

 

Your new cat isn’t used to humans and can get spooked just by your voice. To get him used to human sounds turn the radio on an AM station at low volume while you’re gone at work.

 

It is best to designate a room for your new cat. This will be his “safe place.” Make sure to respect his space until he warms up to you.

 

All cats love their catnip and it can help embolden a shy, fearful and anxious cat. Giving your new cat a taste of catnip can strength his trust in you and your bond!

 

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