It took some time to train my cat so that she would not beg for food or try to eat my food. She used to be a master beggar and one time that sticks in my mind was when she actually took a sandwich right out of my mouth. I decided it was best for her to eat no people food and eventually she became used to this. I trained her by not giving her any people food. My cat also used to wake me up very early in the morning wanting her food. I am not a morning person, so this did not set well with me. I decided to get a food timer so that she would get her food without the need to wake me up. Eventually I quit using the timer and my cat got used to waiting until I decided to get up to eat. My cat was easy to train.
Untrain a Cat
Things were going well with us until I got married. This was a tough transition that I shared in How to Get Your Cat to Love Your Husband. My husband started treating my cat like a dog since he was used to having dogs. He started feeding her people food. My cat always tries to get one of us to feed her extra wet food. Sometimes she succeeds if one of us doesn’t realize she has already been fed. In a way she trains us. She can be pretty sneaky. Now my cat seems to have an insatiable appetite. She hangs out near where my husband is and where her wet food dish is until she is fed. My cat has once again become a master beggar. She reminds me of Puss In Boots from Shrek when she looks up at me with those big eyes. Now I have to figure out a new way to train her despite my husband’s interference.
The thing that really opened my eyes to how much my cat has changed was when last week I got up from my food for just a moment and when I came back she had helped herself. I definitely blame my husband. Today my cat was even worse when I had a plate of chicken on my lap that I was eating and she went for it with me there. How brazen she has become once again and all my training is out the window. It takes a little time to train a cat and it isn’t hard, but it takes no time at all for a cat to become un trained. If you have a well-trained cat, beware the person who can come in and ruin it in no time at all.