A human with a good relationship to a cat, where there is trust and good communication, can find a cat to be as trainable as a dog. Like dogs and people, many cats have active minds that thrive on stimulation, exploration and learning. Many of the same basic methods of training a dog-- shaping behavior, giving treats for correct responses, and lavish praise and attention-- work extremely well when training a cat.

Teaching a cat to "sit" for treats or meals is quite easy and gives a good base for further training. When training a cat, it is important to remember that like humans, cats will not continue to obey commands if their attention is elsewhere. They may become frustrated or bored, as humans do when trying to learn something new or difficult. When the cat's attention starts to wander, training time is over. However, their fine memory ensures that further training can compound. Cats are social animals, usually living in family packs. In a domestic situation, the human family becomes their 'pack'. If the cat has a good emotional relationship with their owners, training can be a fun "game".

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Building a wonderful cat post
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Providing pets with the proper stimulation can prevent them from doing damage to the home and furnishings. They all have natural instincts, such as the feline's need to scratch things, that can be quite destructive if not properly directed. This is where a well thought out cat post comes...
Cat scratching post - train your cat's scratching
AdministratorAdministrator   6908   0   0   0   0   0
Have you ever wonder why a cat has to scratches everything in sight? Your cat is sharpening claws and ridding the outer layer of old claw for one reason. After a cat has been declawed, they could continue to go though the motion of clawing. On the paw pad are...
Cat bed training - What are the steps needed?
Kerrie LewisKerrie Lewis   3562   0   0   0   0   0
Some individuals are pleased with their cats to fall asleep on their beds, sofas, ironing pile or even the laundry basket and as long you do not mind collecting all the hair there is no concern. Others may be worried about fleas and tick being moved...
If your cat is waking you up too early try this
Luke BlaiseLuke Blaise   6948   0   0   0   0   0
One of the most common cat behavior problems is also one of the most frustrating. It is when they wake you up way too early in the morning. We all love our cats, but we also love to get a good night of sleep....
Effective strategies for cat leash training
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Whether your cat likes to spend its times indoors or outdoors, there might come a time when you need to take your cat outdoors and this is where you need to train your cat to walk on a leash. You might have seen dogs taken out on a leash, you...
Taking your cats for walks on a leash
Virginia SoutherlandVirginia Southerland   3590   0   0   0   0   0
Many folks who have been owned by cat would chuckle uncontrollably at the thought of putting a leash on it, just like a dog, and taking it for a walk around the neighborhood. Cats have their own opinion about things, and the idea of tying your cat to a piece...
How to train your cat to respond to it's name
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Cats are very smart animals, but they aren't born that way. Most pets will respond to any name that is thrown at them, but if you train them right they will only respond to their name. You may be wondering why you would want your cat to respond to her...
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