Even though cats have a reputation for being aloof, they can actually be loving and affectionate animals. You just have to the the type of owner that cats like so that means you need to know how to keep your cat happy.

One key is to always use positive reinforcement to influence your cat’s behavior. Negative reinforcement involves yelling or hitting, which won’t work on a cat. So give treats or praise your cat when it does something you want.

Another way to keep a cat happy is to participate in activities your cat enjoys whether it’s throwing a toy around, sleeping on the couch 25 hours a day, or kicking litter on the floor. If your cat enjoys an activity, consider joining your cat to do it too. Your cat will thank you.

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