confuse instincts with training. Instincts are always with your cat
and are very difficult to change. Instincts can be fragile in
many ways. Training are the behaviors that you choose and reinforce.
You can make training very reliable even with distractions and changes
home. Reinforcing all good behavior is a way to pile training on top of
There are three
important components to changing a behavior problem. The first is
knowing your cat and taking her to the veterinarian when ever there is
change in behavior. Cats don't tell you when they are sick. They try
very hard not to let you know. Watching and knowing when something
isn't usual is important when describing the symptoms to your
component is environment. Cats reactive instinctively to their
environment and even a small change can trigger a very different
behavior. Think about what has changed lately. Also consider changes
outside like a new cat roaming the area around your home. New noises
like construction on your home or near by.