The Best and Worst Ways to Train Your Cat

Dear people of Team Cat Mojo. This is a public
service announcement. My name is squirt,
squirt bottle. You may use me to remain stains. You may use me to
water your garden. What you should not
use me for, and what has upset many of my brethren,
is to punish your animals. Welcome to the Cat Cave. Alright, it’s time we talked
about squirt gun diplomacy. If I can’t use this, how
do I discipline my cat? No such thing as
disciplining your cat. I’m sorry to say folks,
they have no idea what you’re talking about when
you use this voice on them. Squirt guns do not work. They do not work. Now let’s use an example. Let’s say your cat
is counter surfing. Counter surfing of course
means that they’re just walking across the
counters, and it’s something that
drives you insane. And you would much rather
that your cats aren’t counter surfing. If you wanted your cat
to stop counter surfing, then every single time,
24/7, that they jump up on the counter– if you
wanted to be hanging out with Mr. squirt
bottle, and you wanted make sure that they got off
the counter, when then you’ve got to camp out there,
all day, every day. Then when you’re not
around, I promise you your cat is counter surfing. I promise that you haven’t
taught them a thing. All they know is that
when you’re around, they shouldn’t do something. And when you’re not
around, they will. So you have succeeded
in diminishing the bond between you
and your cat completely. They are afraid of you, not
afraid of the experience of getting wet when they
jump up on the counter. So it’s something that I find
really, really important, because it follows
that line of thinking. Can cats be disciplined? No, of course they cannot. What let’s say
that we were using an air-compressed canister and
an electric eye, that tool. Put down, cat jumps up,
squirt squirt, OK, with air. And they’re gone. What’s the big difference there? That you didn’t do it,
the counter did it. That’s an effective no. What can you do if
there’s something that you would rather
your cat not do? Well you’ve got to
make it work for them. So counter surfing– first
of all, what does it attain? Are you keeping
food on the counter and then asking your cat
not to eat that food? Is your cat a big fan of running
water out of a faucet, and yet there is no running water
in the form of fountains any place else? Or is your cat thriving on
potentially negative attention? It doesn’t really matter. If you yell at your cat
or praise your cat– it’s attention, right? So if every time I
jump up on the counter, I get attention,
negative or positive, short of striking or squirting
or whatever, then I’ll probably keep doing it. If absolutely
nothing happens when I jump up on the counter–
no food, no reward, no lovey dovey, no pick
you up and put you down, no pet on the way down, no
yelling your name, no nothing. Nothing happens. Then why would I
continue to do it? OK so now we get to the
second part of this. Squirt guns are out. So now we get to what
I call the yes no. It doesn’t matter whether
you’re parenting someone with for legs or two. The yes no is a great
way of doing things. Let’s go back to our
counter surfer friend who, every time you’re in the
kitchen, has to be out there. We can do something very simple. For instance, use a placement. The placemat has double-sided
sticky tape on it, which is a really cool little
trick, because you can take it off, put away somewhere, put
it back down, it’s sticky. Every time you cat jumps up on
the counter– sticky, sticky. Eh, I got to go. Or you use the
compressed air canisters with the electric eyes that
I use, like StayAway or Scat, any of those guys. They go. We just established the no. Now where’s the yes? Well the yes for a
tree-dwelling, inquisitive, counter surfer is something
up in that kitchen that rises to the height,
approximately, of that counter. Now away from the
counter, so we’re not asking them to jump up on
the counter, get sticky paws, get frustrated, go down,
and do whatever they do. But for them to have a sill,
a stand, a tree in the kitchen area so while you’re making
dinner, they can observe. Yeah. I approve, right? My name is Fluffy and
I approve this dinner. Then we’re good. So the moral of
the story here is that if you want your
cat to do something, you’ve got to meet them halfway. Compromise is one
of the highest forms of love in a relationship. This actually signifies
something completely different, on a deeper level. This signifies that
we believe that we can bend our animals
to our will, right? And if we step back from
the squirt gun for a second, step away from
the squirt gun, we may realize that that is not
a humane operational system. Squirt gun diplomacy is
not actual diplomacy. In essence, think
about the no and yes. And once you think
about no and yes, you’ll probably get somewhere, alright? So anyhow. That’s all I got for today. Keep watching. Guys, thank you so
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You’re a bad cat. I’m not a bad cat. You’re a bad cat. I’m not a bad cat. You’re a bad cat. I’m just misunderstood. Meow.


  1. Jackson Galaxy February 28, 2018 at 8:01 pm

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  2. KenaiFlyer August 27, 2019 at 2:48 am

    i don't mind if my Lucy counter surfs!

  3. Donna Bressi August 27, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Hello, my name is Donna and I have recently acquired my sisters cat when she passed away. My sister died on July 12th or 13th under very suspicious circumstances. I had to wait 9 days to get into her apartment, due to CSI doing crime scene analysis. My mom and I were in the apartment cleaning it out when we heard a meow. We both thought it was a feral cat outside her window, because my sister took in any animal that was sick or hurt or hungry. We finally realized that the meow was coming from under her bed ,in the box spring and I finally coaxed Jinx out. He drank water for 5 minutes and was very very scared and hungry. He should have died due to lack of food and water, but he didn’t. CSI Crime Scene Investigators didn’t even realize that a cat was even in the apartment. To me, this is my sister Denise , speaking from the beyond, and saying, take care of Jinx, he held on until you could find him and feed him, so I brought Jinxy home with me. There was no way I was going to take him to the SPCA AND LEAVE him . NONONONONNOOOO WAY. . THE ONLY problem I am having is that he is very scared. I have 2 Chihuahuas and 3 other cats. Jinxy has never been around dogs and as soon as he hears barking, he goes right back under my bed. It’s been over a month and a half and he still will not leave my bedroom. I feel so bad for Jinxy because that is no way to live, hiding under a bed, 20 some hours a day. Can you help me. This is the only animal that survived. He is the sweetest cat and very friendly with me, rubbing on my leg and reaching up to get his neck scratched and for lovey rubs. But, as soon as he hears a different voice, ….BAM, ….RIGHT BACK UnDER THE BED.. it’s so disheartening that it makes me cry. I DO NOT KNOW WHAT ELSE TO DO TO HELP JINXY GET BETTER ACCLIMATED WITH MY CATS AND DOGS.. SOMEONE, PLEASE RESPOND TO THIS AND TELL ME HOW I SHOULD GO ABOUT THIS TO MAKE IT BETTER. JINXY is the last vestige of my sister and Jinxy was her favorite cat, that she found half dead on her front patio. Jinx was about 3 weeks old. She gave the kitten CPR and lots of love, formula, warmth, love, and caring. The only reason that Jinx is alive is due to my sister nursing him back to health. She didn’t have much money so a vet was not involved. She did it by herself and saved Jinxy. Now, I have Jinx and I want to be the best step sister cat mom to Jinxy that I can be. He has been through enough already. Please, someone, help me to help Jinxy become acclimated with my other pets. My heart is breaking for Jinxy because that is no way for him to live. Thank you

  4. Tukamarue Tensi August 27, 2019 at 7:02 am

    i dont know if you check these messages but i got a unique problem with my cat and living condition ((currently attempting a boundry spray but just incase it dont work)) the scenerio is this………im 37 and i live in a senior citizen home ((for a short time they allowed people of any age with disabilities and thats how i got in and grandfathered after they stopped that)) i lived here for 15+ years (( soo i was 22 when i moved in)) part of the senior citizens home is i got these 2 emergency switches ((they look like normal light switches but have a string dangleing from it with a nob)) basicly its for when people fallen and caint get up and needs help 1 in bedroom 1 in bathroom now my cat is triggering them ((triggered them 3xs now)) my cat is super young ((roughly 1 1/2 years old)) and basicly thinks these cords my blind cords and computer cords are all his personal play toys …((also he got another issue of trying to make sure i dont sleep at night)) anyways what do you recomend i love my cat deerly and afraid if he triggers them too many times they will ask me to get rid of him wich i dont want to do nor do i want to be in hot water with the office 🙂 thanks for the advice

  5. A Mel August 27, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I get it. There are better ways of training a cat than a squirt bottle but I have a rescue kitten, 2 1/2 months old now.

    We never left her alone with the dogs to ensure that she wasn't hurt by them. At first she was afraid of my two large dogs but she's not afraid anymore! There was a few days in which she would snuggle with them so I thought "Great! We made a success of that!" Now she jumps my dogs and bites them hard. I know she's doing that kitten thing of play fighting, etc but they're not taking it so well. She'll jump down from the sofa onto their backs biting them hard! Nothing stopped her attacking, which then quickly escalated into her trying to intimidate them, except squirting her. To her, the water comes out of nowhere and she runs off. At first she'd run back and attack again and get squirted again. Now I see her looking at a dog like she wants to attack it but then you can see a better thought running through her head and she decides not to — so it has helped prevent an all-out confrontation between them. I hated using the bottle but couldn't find a better solution. I can see that the dogs are willing to only take so much from her. She's already been growled at and snapped at seriously. She backed away and looked a little fazed but you could see that she was considering how to resume her assault. If the squirt bottle doesn't end this behavior, she could end up being badly hurt.

    Before she started biting the dogs, she started "love" biting me while cuddling. I would tell her "no biting" quietly and try to gently convince her to stop. She resisted. Eventually, I would have to exert very light pressure on the sides of her jaw when she refused to let go. Stubbornly, she kept resisting and would hold on even tighter. I would end up having to pull her off my arm because she refused to stop. I never hit, batted or thumped. I've done this lots of times before but with her, all efforts to redirect, be patient, etc only seemed to increase her stubbornness. One day she bit hard. I picked her up carefully and had to toss her onto the chair next to me to avoid a worse bite. She sat there giving me the evil eye and looking more stubborn than ever but she began to get the message. Things got a little better for awhile but it will still reoccur while cuddling whenever she decides. If anyone ever blocks her way from doing what she wants, she will take it out on them. I wanted to keep her from jumping into my lap whenever she insisted that it was cuddle time (and I do mean insist!) and I was busy so I would block her, sometimes by holding my hand up in a "stop" position. Its worked well on dozens of cats before. She decided she didn't like that. She wants to cuddle right now and so I should let her! so she will take it out on me in a few minutes as revenge. Anytime she's balked from doing what she wants, she's ready to jump the one who's balking her. It's a no-win situation.

    I keep her exercised and play with her 2-3 times a day. She's been given lots of toys to redirect her killer instincts on to. When she's tired, she's sweet and gentle. I keep hoping she will grow out of it but I'm not so sure anymore if we can survive until — and if — she does. She has been well treated and loved and provided every kindness we can give her, per usual, but I can't in good conscience try to place her in someone else's home. I;m no longer sure what to do. 🙁

  6. Chris Macphail August 27, 2019 at 9:20 pm

    you are the best, dude

  7. carole Parker August 27, 2019 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Jackson can you do an episode about cats that are scary cats they jump an are easily scared in one way or another

  8. Dana Davis August 28, 2019 at 3:04 am

    Love you so much! You understand!!!!!!

  9. Julie Rauth Shaw August 28, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I had a tuxedo cat that ran away from his previous owners because after he was hit by a car and ended up with a paralyzed arm. His disability didn't bother him one bit and he used to jump up on the bar area of the kitchen and watch me cook. I used to refer to him as my "junior chef". I have no problem with counter surfing. Just clean the surface before preparing food. Not brain surgery….
    I miss him so much…

  10. Damon Libby August 28, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    I had a special counter Ellie could surf on. It was too hard to get over to the food counter, so she didn't bother. I talked to her on the kitty counter, petted, and kissed her. All win win..

  11. tuscuanilly barticus August 29, 2019 at 2:15 am

    1:38 it's like human children dude that's actually what I do

  12. Vernita Lowe August 29, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Hello Jackson! I wish you were around here to see Romo and Ms Beasley. They are so funny to watch and they are two spoiled rotten brother and sister cats. Their daddy got them so spoiled. Me the mother don't. They want to be under me as long as their daddy is at work, but as soon as he comes home its on. We just love then to death! I will have to start posting videos of them that I have made in the past and present. We love watching your videos and TV show! Take care!

  13. Kathy Main August 30, 2019 at 5:22 am

    My cat has a sill right by the dining room window. It's the dining room table.

  14. hans Haperle August 30, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Squirt gun. lol. Just electrify the counter or use some good old barbed wire. Problem solved

  15. Michelle Sims August 31, 2019 at 4:06 am

    I love my Sassycat so much…I saved her when she was little and sick with cocsidia. She has saved me back a million times with her sweetness. She even loves hugs. I respect her space, and always have, and she always comes to me. I am beyond blessed to have her in my life.

  16. Monica Dionne August 31, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Muy cat bites me, constantly, and squirting water has been the sollution. He backs away and then comes back lovingly

  17. 20killershot August 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    No squirt guns for dogs either? I volunteer at a shelter and when we facilitate a playgroup the squirt gun is like our go to when dogs are exhibiting inappropriate behaviors such as aggression or humping.

  18. samantha gimenez August 31, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    okay but what am i supposed to do if all they do is bad behavior how to i reward them kskdndofnwpfmwofne

  19. Ashalon Francis September 1, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I met my cat halfway by letting her have the back of the table next to the window and away from food. Not my favorite place for her but it is better than the counters and rest of the table.

  20. Antonio Lopez September 1, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I got a question. If you are able to read it and respond it I would be glad. Not so long ago, I was living in a rented room. There was a cat who lived in front of the house next door. This cat was really attach to me, so lovely. But the, one day she started to piss in front on my door (the house's door). I did everything I could to stop her to do that because; even though I had no problem with cleaning it every morning, the owner of the how was really upset. I tried to do everything. I stop petting her for a while (didn't work), I started to wash the floor with ammonia hopping that the strong smell would keep her away (also didn't work), and I used those products with smell that are use to keep cats away from certain areas (you guessed it… Didn't work). After seeing that all those things would work for a while, but not long enough, I even started to spending more time with her since I guessed she was looking for attention. At the end, nothing worked. However, until this day I am curious about what I could have done? And, why she started that behavior after 2 years.
    P.S. The cat is hopefully healthy and well. I had to take her to the shelter since my room mate wanted to kill her. Thankfully, she was able to find a family after a week or less.

  21. Fried Chicken September 1, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    i just want to say that you're awesome

  22. mysanalumina September 3, 2019 at 8:53 am

    Not true for all cats. I've trained 7 cats with spray bottles. Only 1 doesn't obey and I didn't start training her till she had lived with us for half a year, she was too cute to punish. My kittens that I've only had for 2 months know, if I even touch the bottle, they need to leave the kitchen. I always associate it with a verbal cue and sometimes with a physical removal. I know my cats don't break the rules because if I put them on the counters after not having to use a bottle for years, they know they need to get down immediately because its not allowed. I love my cats but to me, the kitchen isn't safe. I've had cats knock glass items off counter tops and cut themselves and nearly step on a hot stove. If it weren't a safety hazard it wouldn't bother me.

    None of my cats are scared of me. They demand affection every morning, every time I come home, every night, every time I go to the bathroom and so on.

    There are some things that have to be trained. We have a balcony our cats are allowed to sunbathe on and when we introduce new cats to it they like to walk on the gutters. We had one fall which resulted in hip pain her whole life. While training they have supervised deck time. They are told "no" when they stick their heads through the railings. If they try to walk in the gutters, they are brought inside. I can't quite remove the birds and insects from luring them onto somewhere unsafe. We don't use bottles on the deck either as startling them might cause them to fall.

    None of our cats are aggressive, fearful, or unhappy. Also, hiding spaces underneath furniture shouldn't be blocked off for most cats, it's often just quiet space for a much needed nap. Cats can be trained without it being harmful to them. My cats understand that they must sit to receive food, they learnt this within days of bringing each of them home. This forces them to calm down to eat peacefully rather than fight with each other.

  23. Andreea Calin September 5, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    The kitchen table is just at the window, where the windowsill is. So I leave the chair at the window for my cat. He knows 90% of the time to go floor-chair-radiator-window, not floor-table-window. In the bedroom I have plants at the window (non toxic) and the first time he wanted to climb he threw a pot on the floor and started "fighting" with the plants. I made some space for him at the window and now he has a place from where to watch birds and enjoy fresh air. The plants are now safe, he is interested in pigeons.

  24. Jessica Burchell September 7, 2019 at 1:06 am

    I'm guilty of using the squirt bottle on occasion but I notice it just causes my kitty fear, confusion and distrust so I have naturally shied away from it based on her reactions.

  25. Teddy Roberts September 7, 2019 at 2:24 pm

    I watch My Cat From Hell all the time. I learned a lot about normal cat behavior.

  26. Ana Lungu September 7, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    Am i crazy if i use some of this with my kid?😂

  27. Quercus rubra September 8, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I used to use squirt guns or make a loud, sudden noise and it would work as long as my cats didn't know that I was the source. Once they found out, it was totally ineffective.
    Nonetheless, I've been pretty successful at keeping cats off of my counter (while I'm around anyway), until I acquired a feisty little black cat almost 16 years ago. Since then, I have tried numerous ways to thwart her but to no avail. Water, loud sounds, various physical or visual barriers, sticky-side-up duct tape and even her advancing age has not yet succeeded in keeping her down.

  28. Susanna Khodus September 9, 2019 at 9:53 am

    What about biting? I can't just sit and let her bite me it hurts

  29. luckilyluculent September 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    Thinking about it, Ichabod got much less counter happy after we got the cat tree (it's where they can watch us when we're cooking or using the kitchen). Except Macchiato, he just doesn't care.

  30. Commentary Cult September 10, 2019 at 8:33 pm

    aka my cat owns my home

  31. Ulrika Rooth September 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Love the yes/no, you can apply it to so many things!!

  32. Kmkader September 11, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Can anyone tell me what motion detector compressed air canister to purchase. I’ve looked on Amazon but I’ve only seen ones that spray some kind of liquid. ( even thought I searched for air ) Appreciate any help!

  33. Rachel Laylee September 11, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Would using the squirt bottle be ok to stop a cat fight. I have two cats we have been trying to introduce them too each other the way Jackson has said. Only issue is one is a door Dasher. There have been a few times that they have tried to fight. Both are boys one is fixed and is older the other is a rescue and hasn't been fixed yet. I only use that when one of them is chasing the other trying to end the other cat. When I do anything else it's away. I mainly just want a distraction that "oh hey what was that why am I wet, now I need to groom" instead of " end the cat end the cat". When I have squirted them to get them to brake it up it does work. Then we are able to grab one and separate them immediately.

  34. Sammy Mb September 12, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    My mother tried the squirt bottle thing behind my back because I have told her Not to do it and now our cat likes me best even though she stopped

  35. Mike Duggan September 12, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    What about chewing on wires

  36. Namir Kami September 13, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Oops.. Well that makes sense.

  37. Daisy Phoenix James September 13, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Alright, so now I know why my new kitten doesn’t lay on me ever but will always cuddle and lay on my husband instead. A few weeks after he found her and brought her home I squirted her when she kept trying to get into the blinds and was knocking stuff down, so as Jackson said I broke the bond that we had barely started to establish 😭😭😭😭😭😭
    We’ve had her for about two months and I absolutely adore her and that’s been the only time I’ve been mean to her. I need a video on how to reestablish trust and a bond between us; I’m trying everything I can think of but obviously they’re not the right things. 💔💔💔💔😭😭😭

  38. Lantern Apocalypse September 14, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Even if the cat still counter surfs when you're not around, if the only issue you take with it is that it annoys you, and you don't actually mind the cat doing it, then the squirt method actually does prove effective in that case… If you want to train the cat to not do something around you without completely prohibiting said activity, the squirt bottle seems like it works. Sure, a squirt bottle won't make the cat do something, but it will make them not do something. Though lets be frank here – if someone doesn't want an animal climbing around on their counters, they shouldn't get a cat. Get a dog.

  39. luvz2spooge1 September 15, 2019 at 4:05 am

    Did I just learn a valuable life lesson when I was expecting cat advice?

  40. TransformingToybox September 15, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    What about water balloon diplomacy. Get a really tough latex balloon and fill it as much as you can. Once your sink is full of one huge ass water bomb, leave it there. (You won't be able to lift it without exploding) Any animal, including humans, will never want to use the counters again if they set this mother off. Then the forest may reclaim the land.

  41. IrishDrunkGaming September 16, 2019 at 11:34 am

    Aluminum foil thank me later.

  42. Justin Hartman September 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm

    What a great video, thank you! Adopting for the first time today, i’ve always owned dogs, and your video really just showed that you cannot treat them in any such way related to dogs. Meeting them halfway as important like you said, thanks again.

  43. Goldie Fatale September 16, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    I got my cat to stop climbing the bedroom curtains by doing that of course he had no clue where the water was coming from and it only took two times and he stopped climbing my curtains. Perhaps he doesn't when I'm not there but the curtains are still up and he was knocking them off before so I think that it worked and it literally took two times to train him to stop doing that.

  44. yodadeePS3 September 16, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    I saw the thumb nail and got excited that I could start spraying my cat….. boooooo

  45. i dunno but yay September 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    I don’t think we ever used the squirt bottle on our boys, they just knew their boundaries. (And the intro was hilarious)

  46. nicole love Sings September 17, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Well my cat bites my feet and my hands my arms and my legs, I give him toys and it’s like looking at the toy makes him even more angry . I’m running out of antibiotic ointment lol something need to be done . Took him to petco they can’t help him he’s too wild. Mind you I’ve been taking care of him since he was 1 week old bottle feeding him

  47. PengyPieDoll - September 17, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    Live this!

  48. Leah Gordon September 18, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    My cat DOES know what that voice means. I only use it when she tries to get on the kitchen table to chew on my fake plastic rose. She knows after a second warning I'm getting up to stop her so she looks around to see if I'm still watching and I never have to get up.

  49. Kesshami September 19, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Our kitchen is too small to put a yes in it. It's frustrating for multiple reasons. My cat has started counter surfing again after not doing so for the longest time. I leave for a week and what happens? My cat counter surfs and my roommates dog returns to her peeing ways of old. Hm, wonder why….but I'm pretty sure my cat is just hungry, cause he's a pig who will eat himself fat and is on a diet. My roommates aren't…the greatest at cleaning the kitchen(neither am I really, but I am seeing that as more of a problem now that he has started this again), so I'm willing to bet he's after scraps on the dirty dishes or food they're leaving on the counter for however long(even if it's jsut a few minutes).

  50. Lucy Cipher September 19, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    I have two cats and one of them, while trying to jump on a cupboard, landed on a bowl which fell down on a floor, crushed with huge noise. Cat surface tryings never happened again to both of them 🧐👍🏻

  51. Linette Esparza September 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I've been watching a lot of your blogs and no matter what I do my cat is continually biting me I wear her out i distract her I sprayed her still biting me I am a diabetic and I am at my wit's end please help me

  52. Rex Kuehner September 20, 2019 at 5:48 am


  53. Rachel Doll September 20, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    ok but HOW do i get my cat to stop biting my ankles when i walk????? i can’t just not react, it hurts!

  54. Shea Pierson September 21, 2019 at 3:56 am

    This is all applied behavioral analysis. Learn ABA theory and you can tweak it to any situation.

  55. Michal Sikes September 21, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Like you say make the home livable for your cat. I just gave her her own cruising table. Jump up on it every morning to greet me…She loves having flowers in a vase (fake of course) to lay under. It makes her feel pretty. 🙂

  56. Taralyn Bell September 21, 2019 at 8:06 pm

    We have to shake that spray bottle to get our girl to come back inside. She hangs out in the backyard, and when she doesn’t come in we just take that thing out and she runs in. We don’t even have to use it anymore, but when inside we give her lots of treats. Trying to get her excited to come in so we don’t need to even have a spray bottle anymore.

  57. Lily M September 22, 2019 at 6:04 am

    If you as a cat person do not yet know that your cat has suction cupped their butt hole to every surface of your house, then you need to have a wake up call. I just learn to wash up places I will be using for making items like food and such.

  58. Digicraftmon the Crystal Gem September 22, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Can I see you cat?

  59. Hailee Miu September 23, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    My indoor cat meows and paces on the window sill (usually after he sneaks outside and I have to bring him back in). If the windows are open, he will do it literally nonstop. I am going to try the can of air thing as the no (but what could the yes for this behavior be)???

  60. Russell Mattingly September 28, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Cat are Stupid.

  61. TheNeji92 September 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    U are a good person, so i subscriped to u

  62. Doobie Idol October 1, 2019 at 3:42 am

    So how do you keep them out of plants

  63. Marie DiMauro October 1, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Before I watch this…. 1. Thank you for this channel. Your channel was highly recommended by the vet I called yesterday. My question is solely how to make a cat stay indoors as I've lost way too many indoor/outdoor cats and this last one was the last straw with a broken heart. 2. I've worked with / owned…errr ….rather….been owned by the felines my whole life and the easiest way to not only train a cat off the counters and tables….but to bond with them and gain their trust is a little thing I call "kitty tossing" which really isn't tossing but rather….a firm "no" "get down" while I point to my friend and then to the floor…. and then after saying it three times….I pick him/her up and begin to put them down and then when I'm like six inches off the floor I let go and say down…then while I get the perplexed look…I pet them and say "Good boy/girl…. you are down"… a sweet voice. It only takes me like three times for this to work. Then they get down by themselves and still I praise them with lots of pets and loving. There is no big secret. Cats will learn by loving all the way. Their love is unconditional and when they are shown love they show it back and do not want to disappoint. This is huge in gaining a cats trust. I've had two four month old kittens for about a week and a half now. They are good….really good cats but very afraid. I've gotten to the point I can pick them up and hold them for about 30 seconds now….can't wait to have their full trust….and then some to give them their first nail clipping with what? Not the vet clippers which cats are so fast to get away before the nail even goes in the whole…but I bought baby nail clippers which I have used for 30 years. The only inexperience I do have is with keeping them indoors. Cats are determined and when they have their mind set on bolting they do it quick! (why most are great hunters) :). Again thank you for this channel. Sincerely~~~Marie DiMauro

  64. Marie DiMauro October 1, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    Don't like the air spray I idea ….I do like the same height perch suggestion. My cats do go on the chairs but not on the table or counters. However, I have had success with the firm no and putting them down then praising them. Like you said….when I'm not around it probably isn't working. That is where diligence in cleaning comes in handy. Don't leave food up there as you suggested and the leaking faucets have to be fixed…. lol I think I'll try a fountain water bowl….the cats love to drink my fish water….I found an effective way to keep them off the twenty gallon but not the ten gallon with the beta. I don't mind them watching the fish but don't want them sick from the tank water either…which I do not think will hurt them perse I'd just rather not have them doing that part. They have already bonded in a way with the fish lol the beta will play and tease the kittens and when they jump to view the guppy tank the guppies swim up to them. It's actually cute to see.

  65. Valerie Escabi October 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm


  66. cigaledu13 October 2, 2019 at 9:35 am

    I taugh my cat the order "your place" I say the words everytime he tries to go somewhere he is forbbiden or when he doesnt want to move when I'm cleaning. he stopped jumping on the kitchen counter. 😎

  67. Tranquility October 4, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I tried squirting my neighbors cat when I babysat the cat, and she loved it lol

  68. Ardis Moon October 6, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Eh I just pop them mother cats bite them and hold them down when they discipline them cats aren’t stupid. It’s like a child I still did things I wasn’t suppose to do when my mom wasn’t around. It’s just a child thing. I will try the cat tree in the kitchen tho.

  69. Lina Jamjoom October 6, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    What if he attacks me every once in a while? What can i do besides squirting?

  70. Brian October 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm

    Love the water spray !!! It works on my cat, when he gets too crazy. It does work ! He wont ever bite me now because he is scared of it. Thats all I use it for, and dont say a word. Ps I dowse him !!!!!!

  71. Lesley McLeod October 9, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Omg, I am learning so much from you. My partner thinks he is an expert. Blah, he knows nothing. You are the man, love your tips, love your thinking. ❤😻🥰

  72. Dan Koning October 11, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I can't take anyone serious who looks like that, or who has a "anti-declawing" poster sign like that, as thought an animal is like a human. Animals are here for our benefit. Before America/Disney, they were seen as food, and used for gain/work; today they're worshipped, and seen as more valuable than ppl, or their creator [Romans 1 v25], which is one of the main reasons why the U.S. is as morally bankrupt, and imploding like it is today.

  73. Rebecca Gilbert October 12, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    Help. How to we train our kitten to stop biting our cat. He literally latches on to her and goes crazy biting her. She is petrified

  74. Elizabeth Gonzalez October 14, 2019 at 1:59 am

    I never used a water bottle or change in a can because that would scare the shit out of them and myself. Sorry but i didn't agree with him about they dnt understand because my cat knows when i say no and get dwn form the counter and most of the time i just Redirect him took a year for him not to get back on the counter. Yes some cats &dogs are stubborn but you don't need to yell or hit them not to do something you dnt like. if you beat a child then they grow up to be a mean person or your dog or cat will turn on you.

  75. Taemeister October 14, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    It's perfectly ok to beat your cat as long as you can get away with it.

  76. Paprika October 14, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    When my cat was a kitten he’d scratch me to wake me up. I slept with a spray bottle next to me so when it happened I could just spray him with it… boy was I wrong!

    He loved it and woke me up at 5 am on purpose just to play!

  77. Magic Potato October 16, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    What do you do if your cat likes the turn on the oven?

  78. Trippiegoat 1500 October 18, 2019 at 12:51 am

    my cat won’t stop getting on the table to eat the food and it’s driving my parents crazy. They lock her in a cage for like 1hr-2hrs to “discipline” her. She still does it and my parents want to give her away. Idk what to do please help.

  79. Grace Talmadge October 18, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I live in an apartment, so corrections like clapping and shouting "No," can't be used during certain hours. So, whenever I caught Mischief chewing my chargers, climbing my lamp, or eating foreign objects, I let out a sharp hiss. She immediately gives me the "Oh shit, I'm caught," look, and scurries away from her prey for a few steps before moving on to something else. So this seems to work, but would you condone this? Other than what I listed, her behavior is perfectly normal (for a cat), and she never shows me aggression/fear.

  80. Grace Skylliner October 18, 2019 at 2:00 am

    I use it.

    She behaves

  81. Morgan Hull October 18, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    I have several cats and I USE A SKIRT BOTTLE. IT WORKS !!

  82. martina black October 19, 2019 at 2:21 am

    My son wants a cat so bad. It's been two years now that he's been asking for one but I cannot seem to process the idea of a cat going in my kitchen. Now all I hear is there is no way to keep a cat out of the kitchen🤷🏾‍♀️

  83. TheAngelofconfidence October 19, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    My kitten likes getting wet but when I spray her she gets scared and continues being naughty

  84. Random Rainbow Ashly October 20, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    Lier my cat no the word Stop and NO

  85. Mark Gitschel October 22, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Those aerosol canisters are not cheap ! so my cats get a spank and a no !

  86. Stopplecone October 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    shows this to my neighbor

  87. Luke Bartruff October 25, 2019 at 4:50 am

    the squirt bottle technic actually worked great for my cat… we would spray her and make the sound of a squirt bottle. over time we didn’t even have to spray her, we would make the noise and she would stop what she is doing and run. i have a great relationship with my cat, but i somehow managed to train my cat to understand that the meaning of the squirt bottle sound meant “no”… yeah maybe she still does stuff we don’t want her to, but we have one command that we can use with her when she’s doing something she’s not supposed to.

  88. nature vlog October 25, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I have a cat male called Willy and I'm planning to have a dog so I don't know why my cat is so defensive he fights with other cat that I found and he bites me and my mother occassionaly he steal food and jump into dishwasher so I really need your advice he's castreted and now has some wounds over his nose over a few month but it was better but now he has spots I don't know what to do I'm from split croatia advice pleeeeeease

  89. Stina Wilson October 27, 2019 at 10:24 am

    My cat tree is across from the kitchen and my cats never jump on the counter. They come into the kitchen every time I am in the kitchen and stand at my feet and stare up at me. My little one Coco is a very playful. I bought one of your cat toys from PetSmart and he played with it so much he broke it. Not to worry he has plenty of toys. I need a toy for a high energy cat. My other cat Selena is a little bit older and a low energy cat. She is happy with sleeping all day and playing a little bit. Coco is very hyper. He loves attention He loves his cat wheel he loves his toys but it seems like he never runs out of energy. Any suggestions? My kitties have a water flower fountain they drink from on the floor as well.

  90. Resko October 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    wtf i let my cat outside the house after it begged me to. then it scratched me and now im bleeding

  91. Sophia Davis October 30, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    I'm really in a pickle on discipline in my apartment with my cat, Binx. He loves to door dash and go running down the hall way. Which is against my lease. He's my esa but more importantly my best friend in the world. Am I approaching it wrong? He still wants to door dash but I don't ever ever × infinity want to get an ultimatum about re-homing my sweet buddy. What should I be doing so he doesn't door dash?

  92. Irina Stark October 30, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    How do I get my cat to stop yelling for food? She starts 30-90 minutes before her usual mealtime and is SO demanding. I tried waiting to go feed her until she's quiet, but as soon as she sees me walking towards her food container she runs after me and starts meowing again. How do I train her to not be as demanding?

  93. Julia Ritter October 31, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Hi Jackson.
    Now is shedding time and I am curious how I can Help my cat except brushing? I have a British Shorthair. And what about toothcare?

  94. Valerie Escabi November 1, 2019 at 10:37 pm


  95. Maria Barci Art November 3, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Help!! How do I keep my kitty from running out the door every morning?

  96. august baptiste November 5, 2019 at 5:53 am

    This is why I hate cats.

  97. LucianAmpersandDerpy November 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    You are a great dude.

  98. Leslie Holmes November 9, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Ok maybe someone can help, we just took in a friends kitten (otherwise it would've gone to a shelter) and a wk pryer, were adopted by a stray (its day 3 of having both cats) and there's cat fights. Yes we've given them places to climb, yes we've step up separate areas for both cats. Yes I've scent swapped, i feellike I'm completely missing something.

  99. pieface mozy November 11, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    Oh thank you so much for this video. My husband is not a animal person. My cat came with the package when we met. My Kitty Jess is always jumping up on the counters my husband is always clapping his hands at Jess to get off the counters. I expressed that he had to let Jess be a cat. He no longer claps his hands at Jess knowing that when we are not home Jess jumps up on the counter's any way. Jess getting on the counters can be partly my fault because I never did anything to deter him from jumping on the counter I always just calmly took him off the counter's and put him on the floor Knowing and understanding that cats will be cats and we cannot control them. I definitely will have my husband watch this video so we can apply some of your tips.

  100. Cuban Heels Beer Belly November 11, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    What about when they bite and you squirt them immediately or give them a little tap on the nose immediately. They associate biting with a tap on the nose?

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