"it is difficult to descipline a cat in comparison to a dog"

@UPLANA (3160)
India
December 21, 2006 12:48am CST
You can't discipline cats as you would dogs. Dogs form social hierarchies that you can take advantage of by placing yourself at the top. Cats form social groups only by necessity and the arrangement is based on respecting territory, not by respecting the "top dog". Many mistakes made with cats are due to thinking that they will react like dogs. Don't ever hit a cat or use any sort of physical punishment. You will only teach your cat to fear you
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39 responses
• India
21 Dec 06
i am agree with u!dogs r more obedient then cat
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
thx for ur response!
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• Malaysia
21 Dec 06
I have a male cat and the experience living with him is somewhat full of love. However I agree that cats are not at all like dogs. Dogs can be taught to obey you but cats - you have to treat him like somebody arrogant (that's what I feel toward my cat). Deep down inside I could feel my cat having this type of connection with me. Let me tell you this touching story. I picked up Jebat (my cat's name) from a drain and he was soaked wet when I rescued him. I fed him and gave him shelter. I treat him like he is my own son. Surprisingly I have this feeling that Jebat thinks I am his mother. It's true... one morning when Jebat was a little baby he woke me by biting my lips. He would miau miau at my face until I get up because he wanted to race to the toilet with me! Everytime I recall this incident tears fall because it was so cute and my love for him increased tremendously from that moment. There was one period about six months I stayed alone not with husband because my workplace is too far. I rented a house and Jebat stayed with me. He would never sleep anywhere else but together with me in the bedroom. He didn't sleep on the bed though, but he makes sure he sleeps in the same room with me. That makes me feel safe. There is one time when Jebat had a cut on his foot. He refused to eat and sat at a corner. I put food on his plate but he never ate. So I decided to feed him using my hand and automatically he ate and he ate a lot! Jebat is very loving and he is very timid with me. I took English classes at one time. I left Jebat in the morning and come home in the evening. But I made sure his food is enough for his breakfast and lunch. Every evening I would walk from the bus stop to my house. I had to cross a small brige before I can reach home. Jebat would come running towards me at the bridge which is 150 metres away from my house when he heard the first faint sounds of my footsteps. I know Jebat will recognize me even in the dark or anywhere. Because he recognize my footsteps and the sound of my housekeys. Other people's footsteps he would never bother at all. But only to me he is so passionate and loving. I just can't express how much I love Jebat. It's undescribable.
@UPLANA (3160)
• India
21 Dec 06
Valintines 05 - It was a good time, it was a rain of sorrows

My soul bloomed and died

Between thy embrace, the abyss awaits
o.k. a nice answer!thx for ur response!have a nice day!
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• United States
21 Dec 06
I agree although cats can be trained if you want them to be. My cat knows what "get in the kitchen" is when you point to her haha, and some little things as well (she knows what "sit" is) but I'd never try to train her like a dog because well, cats aren't born that way. They're very independent and will most likely give you that "WTF are you ON?!" kind of look. :D
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
21 Dec 06
Union - Union of East and West
agree with u!thx for ur response!
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
21 Dec 06
Cat - Cat drinking milk
Cats have minds of their own, they are highly independentalthough my cat that was left after his owner a nieighbour of mine passed away, so I took him in, I was surprised to see that he asks to go out to the toilet, I don't need to have kitty litter, I have often wondered if he was trained to do that or that is just what he does...
@clownfish (3278)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Hi! We had a cat who would beg to come inside from the backyard, use the litter box, then want to go back outside! haha I guess she thought the litter box was the only place to go potty! Aren't they funny little creatures?
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@lilaclady (28270)
• Australia
22 Dec 06
hahaha, i would hate that, they are funny little things, I love them.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
thx for ur response!
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@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
21 Dec 06
yes cats are loyal
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@psyd_1 (470)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
i think dogs are more loyal compared with cats
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
thx for ur response!
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Cats and Dogs are immensely different creatures and are owned by usually very different people.Cats are aloof or very affectionate when THEY feel like it and that's that. Dog's need constant attention and your approval.Both animals have their issues but yes, cats are more difficult to discipline.
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@psyd_1 (470)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
i aggree..yes, cats are really difficult to trained..
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
good answer!
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
22 Dec 06
I think that you can disciplen more easily a dog than a cat. I heave a dog and he it is quite easy to disciplin him.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
23 Dec 06
opening - opening of soul through meditation!
agree with u!
• India
22 Dec 06
cat - this is cat
ya i agee your discussion
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
"OM" - Aum (also Om or Ohm, ) is the most sacred syllable in Hinduism, symbolizing the infinite Brahman and the entire Universe. This syllable is sometimes called the "Udgitha" or "pranava mantra" (primordial mantra), because it is considered by Hindus to be the primal sound, and because most mantras begin with it. It first appeared prominently in the Vedic Tradition. As a seed syllable (bija), it is also considered holy in Esoteric Buddhism.The symbol Aum (also called Pranava), is the most sacred symbol in Hinduism. Volumes have been written[name a specific person/group] in Sanskrit illustrating the significance of this mystic symbol. Although this symbol is mentioned in all the Upanishads and in all Hindu scriptures, it is especially elaborated upon in the Taittiriya, Chandogya and Mundaka Upanishads. From the Katha Upanishad (- I, ii, 15-17):

The goal, which all Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which humans desire when they live a life of continence, I will tell you briefly it is Aum. The syllable Aum is indeed Brahman. This syllable Aum is the highest. Whosoever knows this symbol obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahman
thx for ur response!
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@geevee (888)
• India
22 Dec 06
i think dogs are more loyal than cats.we can train the cats also but not like a dog.Dog is better obidient than cat.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
AGREE WITH U!
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@calvin222 (1607)
• India
22 Dec 06
A man looked after his dog well. fed it , brushed it was kind to it, took it for long walks, and the dog thought-"my master must be god" Similar was a man who loved and looked after his cat, and the cat thought-" This guy looks after me so well, I must be God" Well that sums up the difference between the two.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
God lives in the Rockies - “I woke up this moring with my mind set on Spirit…..”
THX FOR UR RESPONSE!
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@khalai (13)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
mybe its difficult to discpline a cat nor a dog..coz dog they said its mans bestfriend...
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
agree with u!
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• Philippines
22 Dec 06
Cat - Beautiful cat
I have cats and dogs and I like them both. The dogs usually guard my house as I am alone and the cats are inside the house playing or what not. I'm happy to be with them.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
that"s great!it mean u have dual protection!
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• China
22 Dec 06
wow, this is new idea I never heard about before. If what u said is true, it seems cats are more disobedient than dogs. However many people who raise cats maybe don't think so. Their cats are lovely and tender and will never disobey them although the cats sometimes look slothful. Do u have any detailed proofs to demonstrate ur idea?
@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
agree with u!
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• Philippines
22 Dec 06
my dog - my dog
yes, dogs a very intelligent creatures, if you just treat them as if they're human, they wouls act like one. the only thing that they can't do is to talk.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
kiana - photo of a beautiful small infant called "kiana"
agree with u!
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• United States
22 Dec 06
My cats will respond to me yelling their names but they do pretty much what they want. Also, using a bottle of water to spray them when they're doing something wrong sort of helps.. but again... they pretty much end up doing what they want more so than a dog!! lol
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
that"s nice!
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• Canada
22 Dec 06
thank for your advice.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
sitting - and there… only by divine grace go I… 
and we help one another remember… 
and we help one another 
and remembering… is what gives wings 
to my flight for the time I am here.

and I am given over to humility by my own pain 
perhaps only to know what true suffering is 
and to rise above it 
and to reach out with compassion because… I understand.

and somewhere in the scheme of things I must have asked 
for my life to be as it is. 
and tho my struggles have been many, they are nothing 
compared to….

and there… only by divine grace go I.. 
and we help one another remember.. 
and we help one another 
and remembering… is what gives wings 
to my flight for the time I am here.
thx for ur response!have a nice day!
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@sylph74 (14)
• United States
22 Dec 06
I have both a cat and a dog,and the relationship i have with each is completely different. Dog's do crave/need social interaction,and are born with the desire to be a part of a social group/family. It is quite interesting to see my dog's relationship with my husband,because it is obvious that she respects him as the 'alpha male' in the house,she will never put her ears up all the way and is almost timid in her actions around him,while around me she is bouncing around. She thrives on behaving in ways that will get her a pat on the head or a 'good dog' said to her. My cat on the other hand, i know she views me as her 'mother',always has,but there is no way to teach her tricks,she has no desire to be told she is a good cat,i guess!
@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
Honoring Chauncie girl - Chauncie, one of the sweetest dog spirits I have ever known. My Best friends dog… who’s health finally gave out Sunday August 6th 2006.
thx for ur response!
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• United States
22 Dec 06
I have had both, and a lot depends on the animal. But I do think that dogs are a bit easier to train to be more domesticated. Cats have their own mind. I have two. One ignores me, but is well behaved. The other is very responsive like a dog, but gets into trouble all the time.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
COMPASSION - photo of two cats showing compassion indeed !!
agree with u!
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@bevanamit (645)
• India
22 Dec 06
s its true its very difficult to train a cat,but v cant help it, but i think our affection towards it can help to descipline it.
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@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
good thinking & a nice answer!
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@clownfish (3278)
• United States
21 Dec 06
Hi! That's exactly right. I've read that if you want your cat to stay kittenish all its life, you should never hit it. Discipline a cat?! hahaha We have a vet who says that cats exist to make vets look stupid! They don't whimper like dogs and sometimes don't give any indication that something is wrong, they just deal with it and move on. I've had cats all my life, and I love them more and more!
@UPLANA (3160)
• India
22 Dec 06
thx for a nice response!
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