Disciplining Cats

Our kitten Katya is starting to piss me off. She is such a good kitty, usually, however I am amiss at how to discipline her for bad behavior. Spilling glasses of water and knocking clutter off of a dresser while Presley and I are asleep is something I must make her fear.

Right now, we usually remove her from the offending environment, shout a stern “NO!”, and let her run off. Lately, this isn’t sufficient, so I’ve been giving her a little swat on her ass, but she thinks that I’m playing a game. It’s all about attention… she wants it, and knows how to get it.

So, today, I’m trying a different tactic—I’m giving her forced baths when she gives me attitude. It focuses her attention for a while on cleaning up and drying off.

How do you discipline kitty? Let me know below.

7 Responses to “Disciplining Cats”

  • Many of my friends discipline their kitty’s by spraying it on the nose with a spray bottle. It actually seems to work!

  • yea, people keep saying that. I’m worried that she’ll be afraid of water though… because we have to bathe her for allgery reasons.


  • beat the fucking thing with a hammer.

  • I am really starting to wonder about your childhood, danno.

  • I am in the same situation. I have to cat’s and they are out of control. There is the one cat that starts most of the trouble. It is the worst from about 4:30 am – 7:30 am. They run around my room just acting crazy. What should I do?

  • Well, our problem was fixed by getting another cat. Now, the two run and chase each other, and don’t bother us much.

    However, before we got that cat, I think the forced baths had an effect… If you can stand the scratching and clawing, it will keep them busy for an hour trying to groom themselves. And, you can get some sleep.

    Plus, they’ll start to get the message.

    Also, I would suggest playing with them a lot before bed. Get a laser pointer or something, and run them around until they’re tired.

    Good luck!

  • How do you get a cat to quit pissing on rugs? Not the carpet just rugs.

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