Started - The aloof kitten
Increasing your kitten's bond with you
Many people think all cats are naturally aloof and independent
when in fact, cats are very social creatures. In some cases,
aloof behavior is a ploy on the part of the cat to
control the pet parent, other pets, or the home environment. In
these cases, the cat has taken on a high status role and sees
the human as a subordinate or servant. Talk about a princess
Here are steps
you can take to lower your cat's status, increase your cat's bond
with you, and shape a feline personality that is less aloof
and feed meals to help the cat see you as a "provider"
cat a vocabulary - come, sit, drop - using food and toy
lures and rewards.
cat's territory - consider an indoor only cat - and limit
free roam of the home.
cat in daily object-directed play. You start and stop all
friendly, engaging behavior. Ignore the cat otherwise.
gentling and leadership petting.