TRAINING THE MAINE COON BREED OF CAT

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TRAINING THE MAINE COON BREED OF CAT

The Maine Coon is a large cat breed with several desirable qualities, including a water-resistant coat, a chirping trill, and an easy to train temperament. This breed of cat can be trained to be both playful and obedient, making it a wonderful addition to any household. Let’s have a look at the various ways you can train your Maine Coon, as well as the notable health issues it faces.

Are Maine Coon Cats Easy to train?

This breed of cat is extremely intelligent and will respond to commands and your voice. If you want to train this breed of cat, it's best to use treats and toys as motivation. Your cat may be toy driven, but you can still train it to sit with treats and toys. Also, you can try to cut back on the amount of food your Maine Coon eats by using treats as a reward instead of a toy.


To keep your cat happy and healthy, you can use interactive toys and a cat tree to give your Maine Coon plenty of exercise. They enjoy playing with toys and will engage in interactive play throughout the day. If you want your cat to be more adventurous, you can train him to walk on a leash, but this is optional. Training a cat is not difficult. A clicker is an excellent tool for training this breed.


Another way to train your Maine Coon breed of cats is to teach them how to walk on a leash. Start out by taking your cat for short walks in the yard and increasing the distance as your cat grows more comfortable. Don't try to walk your Maine Coon too far, as he may tire faster than you expect. This is because walking requires different energy levels than climbing and jumping. If you can give him the space to walk, it's more likely he'll respond to commands.

How Big are Maine Coons?

The Maine Coon cat is a large, long-haired, handsome, and weighty breed. At around 18-20 pounds, it is a heavy cat. Its biggest specimen, Barivel, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest cat. Its head is medium length, with a full, rounded face, high cheekbones, and a shallow concave nose. Its long, thick ears have tufts at the tips.

Maine Coon cat is a large domestic breed. Males weigh between thirteen and 18 pounds, and females weigh from eight to 12 pounds. They are quite large for cats, with long tufts on their ears and a bushy tail. The cat's large size is a breed trait and not a flaw. Its size is an impressive trait, and it is an important feature of this breed.

Though the Maine Coon is tough and well-adapted to the New England climate, it is not immune to some diseases. Regular vet visits can help prevent serious illnesses and injuries from developing. A specialized diagnostic test can diagnose conditions such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a progressive disease that affects the heart and can lead to paralysis of the rear legs and sudden death. Hip dysplasia is another serious health problem that can result in lameness and even complete paralysis.

75 unique color combinations

The unique combinations of the Maine Coon cat color are as varied as their personalities. Colors are generally uniform throughout the body, except for those with stripes or patches. Maine Coons come in solid colors, as well as lavender and black-and-white colors, and even a few smoke and tortie varieties. There is no single color that represents the Maine Coon breed.

The coat of the Maine Coon is an amazing mix of colors. According to the Maine Coon Central website, there are more than 75 different color combinations, and this list only includes the accepted coat patterns. Cats in these color combinations can be white, gray, black, or orange.
However, to be categorized as a pure white Maine Coon, they must have a pure white coat and pink paw pads.

Regardless of the color of your Maine Coon, you are sure to find one that matches your home. These cats are known for their sweet personalities, and their adorable faces make them an ideal pet. There are 75 unique color combinations of the Maine Coon breed of cats available for sale. If you are interested in buying a Maine Coon for your home, check out our Maine Coon website today! Our expert team of Maine Coon Cat breeders can help you find the perfect color for your home!

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The whole experience of adopting a pet with this fantastic team has been nothing short of wonderful. Now, I have the joy of being a devoted pet mom to a gorgeous kitten I named Princess. I'm already looking forward to adopting another fur baby with Maria's help in the future. I'm absolutely thrilled and can't thank you all enough!

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Proud mom of four Sphynx kitties! I adopted all of my adorable feline friends from Maria at purebredkitties.com, and I couldn’t be happier. Each one is a treasure, and working with Maria has been an absolute delight!

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The whole journey to bring our fluffy bundle of joy home was fantastic. Maria is incredibly kind and always ready to answer all our questions. I really appreciate how seriously they take the health of the cats. Our kitten arrived with a minor case of the sniffles, likely from the airport travel, but it was easily and quickly resolved. Plus, the video call we had to meet our little guy beforehand was a wonderful way to get a glimpse of his personality and feel confident in our decision. I'm definitely recommending Purebred Kitties to all my friends who are looking to get their own Maine Coon.

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Patty A.

5

The whole experience of adopting a pet with this fantastic team has been nothing short of wonderful. Now, I have the joy of being a devoted pet mom to a gorgeous kitten I named Princess. I'm already looking forward to adopting another fur baby with Maria's help in the future. I'm absolutely thrilled and can't thank you all enough!

Meldi F.

5

Proud mom of four Sphynx kitties! I adopted all of my adorable feline friends from Maria at purebredkitties.com, and I couldn’t be happier. Each one is a treasure, and working with Maria has been an absolute delight!

Hannah L.

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The whole journey to bring our fluffy bundle of joy home was fantastic. Maria is incredibly kind and always ready to answer all our questions. I really appreciate how seriously they take the health of the cats. Our kitten arrived with a minor case of the sniffles, likely from the airport travel, but it was easily and quickly resolved. Plus, the video call we had to meet our little guy beforehand was a wonderful way to get a glimpse of his personality and feel confident in our decision. I'm definitely recommending Purebred Kitties to all my friends who are looking to get their own Maine Coon.

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