1. Is it behavior or medical?
Medical problems often are the cause of strange behavior even though we attribute peeing outside the litter box to our kitty being mad at us. However, a urinary tract infection could be the reason for your cat peeing on the floor. Cats don’t realize they are sick, they just know it hurts to pee. Take them to a vet before you concern yourself with training them to make sure that they are indeed healthy and just have an attitude problem, because otherwise they could get seriously ill.
2. Don’t be upset about Natural Behavior
The need to scratch is entirely normal and natural in a cat. Since a cat’s claws can be so versatile, the exercise they get during clawing sessions helps build supple muscles and strong tendons and bones. Cats really don’t scratch your furniture with any malicious intent, it’s just part of their regular self-maintenance program to keep their claws nice and sharp for self defense. Most cat experts will tell you that cat training to prevent destructive scratching is so simple that it is crazy anyone would ever even consider for a moment that declawing their cat is a viable option.
Training your cat not to scratch is as easy as spraying them with a spray bottle of water every time they try to scratch a certain piece of furniture or spraying a little vinegar on or around any area you don’t want them to scratch. Cats hate vinegar!
3. Chewing Problems
Sometimes cats like to chew on random objects in or around the house. Some chewing is obviously only a destructive or annoying habit such as chewing on plastic bags or shoes, but chewing on dangerous objects like computer cables and electrical wires can be quite dangerous. You have to learn to discourage the behavior somehow and reward good behavior at the same time.
Destructive chewing by kittens is often a result of teething. Their little gums are sore, and biting on hard surfaces seems to help. Large plastic straws are a perfect way to draw a kitten’s attention toward an object they can safely chew. The payoff is the crunchy texture, pain relief, and fun play.
4. Training a Cat to Walk on a Leash
Cat training is needed when a cat has had a taste of outdoor exploring and makes a dash for the door every time it’s opened. Cats should not be allowed outdoors without close supervision, which usually means while on a leash. Walking a cat on a leash can be a pleasurable experience for both the human and the cat, and definitely safer for the cat than allowing him to roam freely.