Kitten help

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    By any means I don’t want to offend anybody but I need help. I’ve been a dog person up until the point when I rescused my kitten from a drain pipe. And she was already old enough to not need to use her mother’s milk. Meaning she is a wild child at heart but I brought her home. All her shots and everything she needed. Couple months go by and she’s developed bad habits, such as crawling under the bed is a BIG no in the house and plays with her poop from the litter box and before you say it, yes she has a lot of toys so the poop is not from boredom.

    Now earlier i said that I raised dogs my whole life, and spanking is what I’m used to doing when they get into trouble. They learn oh I’m not supposed to do that and they quit after 2 or 3 times. No problem. My kitten, Chloe, comes along does something wrong and so I spank her. She learned oh I can’t poop on the floor and a bunch of other things from that no problem. And before all the anti spanking people come out, she clings to me like a magnet even right after I spank her. She’s not scared of me and doesn’t think I’m the bad guy. I rescued her life and she knows that. She’s actually laying on my chest as I’m looking over her to type this and she keeps hitting buttons which is why it’s taking me so long to type. LOL!

    Now to come to the main problem. I still can’t teach her the no going under the bed and no playing with your poop, no matter how many times she is told no. I need help from all of you to tell me how to get her to stop.

    Thank you so much, and please no rude comments about how I’m parenting my babies. They all live happy normal lives.

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    Welcome to TDK Nicole! This is the fluffiest place on the internet, so no one here is going to make rude comments about anything, much less how you parent your babies.

    This topic of spanking is a highly controversial subject, and here at TDK we try to avoid ‘gray’ areas where people get upset and say hurtful things to each other. I am going to post a link that was posted here on TDK a few years back when a poster came here looking for advice. I hope it’s helpful to you because it’s still as relevant today as it was then.

    Also, I don’t understand why your cat isn’t allowed under the bed. If this is true, then I would get some boards or something similar to block off the underneath of the bed. This then becomes your responsibility and she can’t access it and she stays out of trouble. As for her playing with her poop, I just can’t say as I don’t have enough information. Cats can have lots of toys, but they actually need to be played with. If you have interactive toys such as feather wands, laser toys, kickers, scratching posts, places where she can watch out a window when you aren’t there, it seems that she wouldn’t want to play with her poop. Unless her litter box is too full, doesn’t have enough litter in it, she doesn’t like the litter, or try one with a hood so she doesn’t flick it out– I just don’t have any explanation.

    http://dailykitten.com/chat/topic/why-cant-i-spank-my-cat/

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