“Dogs are so smart, they can be trained… but cats? No way!“
Hmph, so they think! We cats are smarter – we just need the right motivation. We won't do it to please anyone, unlike these dogs. If we like the rewards and find the trick interesting, we’ll do some amazing tricks and even take part in agility tournaments (cat gymnastics)!
Cats aren’t dogs, so of course there are differences between the way you would train us versus how you’d train a dog! Us cats are loners by habit, so we aren’t driven to work in partnership with our pet humans (that’s right, I said it!) and praise only goes so far with us.
My pet-parents taught me how to do all of these things :
My smart pet-parents used these cool ways to train me :
Besides being trained to do tricks, us cats can also learn to stop unwanted behaviour. More on that when we meet next time. Meow until then!
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