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Cats are a lot like kids—they need to be instructed on what constitutes appropriate behavior and what doesn’t. Treats are a great way to reinforce actions you approve, including clawing Natural Scratch or another post, pad, or plank. Confining them in a safe room alone for five or ten minutes is an effective way of letting them know they’ve done something you don’t like. I call it cat jail. A bathroom, being careful to make sure there aren’t hazards such as raised toilet lids, is good place. Negative or positive conditioning only works, however, if you catch your cat in the act.