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as it may sound, cats can be trained! You can train your cat to do novelty
tricks as well as develop useful behavior. Unlike dogs, cats are less instinctively driven to work with their
human companions. You cannot train your cat the way you train your dog. But you
can train your cat to
training: always use the litter for defecating
to gesture or call
still and calm for grooming
with you and others
with you, others or with toys
calm while traveling
your cat will have a better relationship if your cat develops useful behavior.
The first thing to remember is that cats respond to positive reinforcement and
not punishments. Punishing them induces stress, which will lead to behavioral
and health problems.
- Positive reinforcement with clickers and treats to develop good behavior! Offering your cat
treat for good behavior following a click helps train your cat better.
Rewarding without a clicker may confuse the cat as to why he/she is being
rewarded. When a command is obeyed, the cat hears a click followed by a reward
that is more likely to catch on.
cues: You can start by using a distinct noise before you open a can or a bag
before feeding. The cat will learn to associate that sound with something
positive like food and treats and head to you when it hears it. You can
encourage response to this sound outside feeding time by rewarding the cat.
reinforcement and reward also help to train the cat to stay still while
grooming, especially while treating flea and tick.
to keep in mind while training your cat
a cat helps in its well-being, and it is important for your well-being as well.
You will have a better relationship with your cat with proper training. The
most important thing to keep in mind while training a cat is that a cat does
not respond to punishment and dominance. Some things to keep in mind while
training a cat include
- The best positive reinforcement you can use
while training treats such as the Greenie’s Pill Pockets.
sure you give your cat a reward only when he/she responds to a specific
command/sound or for a specific behavior
the training process several times so that your cat learns why he/she is being
rewarded with a treat
- Use a
clicker to time your reward precisely and eventually cut down on treats. Your
cat will start to respond to the clicker.
sure you train one trick at a time to avoid any confusion.
Make sure you always start with simple tricks and
treats and proceed to big rewards for bigger tricks. This way, you can keep the
training interesting and rewarding as well.