hi all! ^^
there are a lot of ways to correct a cat's behaviour such as spray bottles with clean water, ignoring the cat, saying NO in a firm manner etc... i was wondering how do you usually let your cat know he or she has done something wrong and what is the most effective way for you? ^^
My dad has a serious talk with him. Emotion: wait Emotion: giggle

To be serious, we've tried different approaches including all those you listed. Sometimes they worked better, sometimes worse. I can't say there's the most effective one, at least in my case hehe.
I have found the spray bottle of water to be the most effective. When my cats are about to get themselves into trouble, I will first say, "NO!" in a very firm voice. If that fails to get action from them, all I have to do is reach for the bottle and they scram! They very rarely ever get wet anymore!
JustaBratI have found the spray bottle of water to be the most effective.
I wanted to say the same but then remembered that Barsik had really enjoyed the spray bottle last summer, when it was incredibly hot for over three months and we somewhat used it to cool him down (along with cutting most of his hair off). I think he stopped being afraid of the bottle after that. Emotion: big smile
Ruslanawe somewhat used it to cool him down
Uh oh! Bad mistake! You should never use a weapon to give pleasure ... that only teaches them that it's not so scary. Emotion: giggle

For hot days, I fill hot water bottles with cold water, and keep them in the fridge. When the kitties get too hot, I pull some out for them to cosy up to. They get cooled down, and I get to keep my very effective weapon of choice. [Ye]
Hehe yea, now I realize this. Emotion: smile Although we didn't use it the same way we'd use it as a weapon. In that case we usually sprayed him into the face, while to cool him down we avoided this and tried to spray directly onto his body and to stroke him with wet hands afterwards. Sometimes we simply stroked him with very wet hands. Anyway, he's a brave kitty! Emotion: giggle
JustaBrat
Ruslanawe somewhat used it to cool him down

Uh oh! Bad mistake! You should never use a weapon to give pleasure ... that only teaches them that it's not so scary.

For hot days, I fill hot water bottles with cold water, and keep them in the fridge. When the kitties get too hot, I pull some out for them to cosy up to. They get cooled down, and I get to keep my very effective weapon of choice.
Won't the kitties catch a cold?
we tried the water bottle thing with lazlo.....it worked but its not always effective in teaching him what exactly hes done wrong.
he is a very attention seeking cat, so we find that not cuddling with him the next time he attempts it (which is usually right after he does something naughty) works. this is unique for him because he is soattached to us. Its the same type of thing that works with little kids.. Ignore the bad behavior because most of the time, he is doing it to get attention
AnonymousWon't the kitties catch a cold?
No. Cats hate to be cold, so they will only stay on or next to the bottle until their internal body temperature comes back down to normal.