Can you train cats to avoid certain behaviors ? My cat has started enjoying jumping on the kitchen table. I think it is because she associates it with food more than she enjoys sitting on the table. At first, when I would go in the kitchen to get a snack or something to drink she will often jump up on the table. Now she will jump up on the table any time I go into the kitchen. When she does this, I will pick her up and put her down but she will just jump back up.