Cat owners who are not around for a long period of time should make sure that the feeders that they use are large enough to hold enough food for the entire time the cat is alone. This way, cats are cared for no matter what you are doing. Cats who are territorial really do need their own dish. Then, you can feed the different cats at different areas of the house. Tips For Training Your Cat You can t train a cat, like you can a dog. If you try to, you ll probably cause behavioural problems later on. But you can teach it not to perform bad habits. But most times the owner will have to change to fit in with the cat. Every one in your house, should agree with what you are going to allow the cat to do. Many cat owners do not have a problem with them, others realize that communicating with them is necessary and that in some cases, it isn t the right choice. Vocal/Noisy Cat Breeds: Siamese, Burmese, Korat Quiet Cat Breeds: American Curl, Scottish Fold, Somali Attitude is your next determining factor. The recommendation is to put small amount of cat litter in the small portion of the plastic bowl. Then remove all other cat litter boxes, so the cat will only find litter in one place. Another thought is to cover the plants on the floor, so the cat will not be able to dig in the dirt. With the device, that you get, there could be some type of fragrances to put on the toilet device to help attract the cat to that area. When you have one of these, take it and put it right next to his favorite piece of furniture to destroy. Then, gradually move it away from the furniture as he gets accustomed to it. You can also use a pet repellant spray such as Bitter Apple on the furniture that the pet is clawing at. Take the time to test the spray on a non visible area of the furniture before using it though. They also don t lick or bite so you won t have to worry about how they will interact with others when you have company. Cats always seem to be able to tell when you need some comfort. Taking care of a pet can help a child to become more responsible but some pets just come with too much time required.