Can Cats Be Trained?
By Steven Appelbaum
They sure can. Anyone who owns a cat knows that they are intelligent, inquisitive beings.
Anyone who owns a cat knows that they are intelligent, inquisitive beings. Cat training is just a matter of tapping into that intelligence in a manner befitting their distinctive cat style.
Most people associate obedience training with terms that include stay, heel, come, down etc. However, obedience training is only one type of training.
While that might seem obvious to some, it is at the core of every successful training program. Cats might find different things rewarding to them than dogs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be rewarded and can’t learn.
Dog trainers know the value of learning what their pupils respond to. Instead of a scratch behind the ear or tossing a stick, both of which will send the typical Golden Retriever into bliss, yet earn you a blank stare or contempt with many cats, try a catnip toy or a delectable treat.
What to Know About Cat Training
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Taking the time to train a cat involves a future of companionship, friendship, excellent behavior and many long happy years together.
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Originally appeared on Way Cool Cats.