What To Do If Your Cat Is Too Dominant?

Dominant cats may attempt to establish their dominance in a multiple cat household by hissing, hitting, and growling. They may urinate outside the litter box in areas where other cats frequent. Some cats are more dominant or more submissive. This can be within the normal spectrum of cat behaviors. Kittens who don't have an opportunity to play and interact with litter mates or other cats may exhibit more extreme behaviors. (max_bytes(150000):strip_icc()/pushy cat behavior-554063-04-82f6258e283a4bf08aecb76e4d2cd701. jpg) There are things a cat owner can do to decrease the amount of dominant behaviors in their cat. Be sure to not play aggressive and don't allow your cat to bite or bite you. Feeding multiple cats in separate places with separate bowls is also encouraged. Reinforcing positive behavior is better than trying to punish a cat.

Sitting cat being petted with other cat looking from under table

Play with them together while they give them treats and praise them if they are doing well. This will reinforce the type of behaviors you want to see in your cats, even if one is more dominant. . .

Cat given treat to reinforce good behavior


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