Isn’t this the cutest way to ask for some hugs?! Some people find it very hard to train cats because of their capricious and self-centered behavior. Cats barely do anything just to satisfy their owners, especially if there isn’t anything in it for them or they just don’t feel like doing it. It is your responsibility to understand how does your cat communicate and read the signals that she sends to you. This will help you come up with the idea of what bothers the animal, or what should you use as a reward. You really can’t punish cats for what they have done, because they would not associate punishment with their bad behavior, but you can train them not to behave badly. If it scratches the furniture, take the cat to the scratching pole and place its paws there, you can also scratch it with your own nails, the animal will get curious of the sound. Remember to speak in a cool and calm voice. When things go wrong, be patient, don’t let your cat know that you are anxious. Don’t overdo the training, when cats get annoyed they don’t learn anything. And don’t try to punish them by making any loud or startling noise. Sometimes this technique works very well, while in others it confuses and even scares the animal, and this leads to insecurity. Also make sure that your cat sleeps in a quiet and comfy place, sometimes a noisy place can cause stress, which leads to bad behavior.