When most people think about animal obedience work, cats aren’t usually the first candidates to spring to mind. Here are some practical tips for training your cat.
1. Remember to be patient.
Your cat is an individual, with his own abilities and preferences. He will pick up some tricks quickly, but may struggle with others. Make allowances for his personality, and don’t lose your temper if it doesn’t go exactly according to schedule.
2. Train smart.
If you’re using food treats (which is highly recommended to achieve the desired results) then schedule training sessions for just before mealtimes: your cat’s natural desire for food at his regular mealtime will sharpen his focus and increase his desire to obey you (so he can get a treat.)
3. Take baby steps.
When training your cat, it’s best to build up a solid foundation of the basics before attempting to expand his repertoire.