Cats are an independent species. They're like teenagers all the time and just want to be given space, brood in their bedroom, and have their own phone line. So it might seem counter intuitive to try and train your feline friend. But there some good tips and tricks for training your cat that actually work. Whether you want your cat to come to you when you call them (good luck) or if you just need your cat to stop scratching up your sofa, there's a way to train it to act accordingly.
Let's be real, Fuffy is not likely to sit, stay, and roll over. Cats do not have a talent show-worthy repertoire of tricks they can (or even want) showcase to an amused audience. For the most part — or at least in my experience of cat friendship — Fluffy isn't looking to be included in a show. But that doesn't mean that bad behavior has to be tolerated.
If you're concerned about the way your cat is acting and feel the need to correct it, you should first consider taking your feline friend to the doctor to rule out any medical issues that might be inspiring its need to scratch up ~every~ piece of precious furniture that you love. If everything is checking out on the medical front, it could be time to train your cat to change its behaviors. Here are a few tips for how: