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Training cat/keeping him occupied.

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by siberiankiss, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. siberiankiss

    siberiankiss PetForums Senior

    Sep 24, 2010
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    I'm not going to write a massive long post - don't want to bore you all...

    1) How do I stop Rufus from swiping at our plates whilst we're eating?

    2) How do I stop Rufus from going behind the telly and batting at the wires (and making us lose telly signal!)

    3) How do I stop Rufus from sitting on the cabinet in front of the telly whilst OH plays Xbox? :)D)

    The first point is pretty annoying. I don't like locking him in the kitchen whilst we eat (usually because there's leftovers/washing up all over the place until after we've finished eating) but having him in the same room is a nightmare.

    Second two points don't really bother me but they are driving my OH up the wall. He dislikes Rufus more and more every day :( I don't want him to hate him!

    What can I give him that can keep him occupied and stop him from being such a nuisance? Toy-wise big, robust things are better as the dog will just find and eat anything little.

    He's an angel during the day - I'm sure he just does it to wind my OH up!

    EDIT: Probably should have put this in 'training and behaviour'...
  2. Jenny1966

    Jenny1966 PetForums VIP

    Feb 7, 2011
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    ermmmmm cant really help you, but if it makes you feel any better Molly does all three as well :)

    oh had a thought, if you haven't got a laser mouse, then get one! Molly will leave anything alone if she can chase the laser :)
  3. TatiLie

    TatiLie PetForums VIP

    Nov 2, 2010
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    What about feeding him at your meals time as well? Ari starts asking for food when I start to cook (when the oil is burning and I'm crying chopping onions). I fill up her bowl but she eats just a little and leave the rest to eat with us.

    Can you get him a 'play area' away from the tv? I use a zooplus delivery box (with all their 'signature' holes) full of toys.

    I suppose he does it out of jealousy. Ari lays on the keyboard of the computer. Maybe you could play with Rufus when OH's playing Xbox?
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