💤 How to sleep train your Cat

Updated: Mar 24



1. Check up on your Cat’s health 🩺

Yowling at night can be a cat's way of expressing pain or discomfort.

So check with your vet especially if the below apply:

* Your Cat is an older cat (overall health might be decreasing)

* Your Cat has a known medical issue (that could be worsening)

* It has been a long time since your cat's last check up

* This is a new behaviour that has just come on


2. Is your Cat trying to tell you something ? 📣

Check if you have attended all your Cat’s needs

* Is their litter tray clean?

* Is their water bowl full of fresh water?

* Is there a cat or something spooky outside that is upsetting them?

* Is there something coming through the cat flap?



3. Let’s start the training 📚

If you've been through steps 1, step 2 & nothing has changed the chances are that your Cat, is waking you for two reasons: attention & food.

Thankfully, this is fixable, you can break your Cat's association between waking you & getting those two things.

In the wild cats follow a certain cycle:

1. HUNT

2. EAT

3. GROOM

4. SLEEP

.... Repeat

So, If you can recreate this at home, chances are your Kitty will be more cooperative to sleep at your own time.

Here's how.

1. HUNT: lets’ tire your Kitty out with some energetic hunting‑based play (like chasing a toy) &/or walks.

2. EAT: last meal of the day, about 1 hour before bed

3. GROOM: Chill out with your kitty, give them attention & affection

4. SLEEP: If the first three steps have gone well, your Cat should then snooze off on their own


4. Morning routine & wake up calls ☎️

Your Cat wants Food & Attention, to break this wake up call the best thing is to … Play dead.

Now, the hardest thing is to not give up, especially since at first your Cat will intensify the cries for attention & if you give up Kitty will think the new techniques works.

So keep at it & your Cat will give up.


5. You are the Boss 👑

To reinforce all the previous steps, show that you are the Boss, don’t instead to fed yourself, read the newspaper, have a shower before feeding your Cat & attend to their needs.



Now that should work & hopefully you can get some sleep.






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