There are few things cats hate more than a closed door! However, there are just certain areas of the home where your pet shouldn’t be allowed. Here are some tips for teaching your cat to respect closed doors.
Start by closing the door periodically while you’re at home. That way, you can keep an eye on your cat’s behavior. If you close the door while you’re gone, you may arrive home to see that the trim around the door has been destroyed.
Every time your cat throws a fit, try distracting him with a toy. If you’re on the other side of the door, try squirting him from underneath the door!
Your cat will act badly for a while, but he’ll eventually get used to the fact that sometimes a room or two may be off limits.