How to breed a kitten not be such a horror?
My husband and I got a kitten about a month ago. He is probably close to 3 months old. He only just ever uses his litter box and when he does, he scratches majority of his litter out. We have a pug and an english bulldog in the house also. The cat plays near them, but when he has had enough he scratch up and down the furniture. He knocks stuff off our kitchen table and it seems close to he is doing all of this because he knows it gets lower than our skins!! PLEASE HELP!!
My kitten, Princess, also likes to lunge on the hot stove and on the counter and drag raw chicken in her mouth. She is a sneaky one so i can understand your frustration. Your kitten will grow out of most of it too.
But if it is not a medical motivation for litter box avoidance, I have posted a link for common reason for litter box avoidance. Most cats (and kittens) are very fastidious about litter boxes unless in attendance is a reason.
Some of the other things you describe is typical of a kitten who comes turbocharged. A squirt bottle works well for training. Say NO! when you squirt him. Typically for a kitten, the first six months are the most energetic.
As far as scratch, you need to provide him with scratch areas, either cardboard scratchers or posts, and encourage him to use them. Often, that means moving his paw up and down the surface.
You hold to train the kitten to NOT do these bad things.
Try using a squirt bottle with water contained by it and ONLY squirt the kitten when it is doing something bad.
As for the litterbox, there's a good litterbox I use called "intelligent cat" with a top entry, so it's impossible for them to kick litter out.
Praise him when he does something right (like use his litterbox correctly) and reward him with treats.
You might want to try the Feliway Diffuser. It has pheromones that affect a cat's behavior and is specifically intended to help with problems similar to the ones you mention.
Otherwise you could do as I did and just give your kitty lots of love and attention in response to his bleak behavior.
I am a true believer that love conquers all, and although it took a while, my once ultra devilish cat, is now a bundle of joy and comfort. He is still very dominant and has a strong personality, but when he requests to he is the most adorable being in the universe. I would never change him for any other cat. And adjectives those years of torment, are well worth the love and utmost joy he gives me.
So aft that terrorific personality of that kitten of yours, lies a great, kind and appreciative being.
Good luck next to your kitty!