Monday, 6 May 2019

3 Dog Commands That You Can Train Your Cat

Cat's are never trained in the way that dogs are BUT they are just as smart.  The problem with cats is that they don't care about pleasing you so they seem harder to train.  

1. Sit 

This is super easy to train your cat and is the first thing I taught my kittens Salvester and Marmalade.  I use dreamies as my cat's treats which made it easy to train them.  

First I hold the treat above the cats head so he has to look up at it.  Then I slowly move the treat backwards towards the cat's tail.  When the cat sits give him the treat.  

If the cat jumps up to grab the treat while you are trying to treat sit, pull the treat away, wait for the cat to land then try again.  

2.  Lie Down

This was a little harder for my cats to understand but they got it eventually.  I first get my cat to sit (which needs to be already trained) then I start to pull the treat across the ground away from the cat.  I make it low so the cat has to at least bend down and I pull it just far enough away that he can reach it if he lies down.  

I start by rewarding when the cat just slightly lies down and slowly build up to the full lie down.  

3.  Paw

First, get your cat to sit down and reward.  Then say 'paw', pick your cat's paw up, pause and then reward.  You will then do this a few times.  You can then build up to touching the leg (which will hopefully make the cat life his leg) to just putting your out and saying 'paw'.  


I am not any type of animal expert but instead only an animal lover who wants to share her tips.  Please consult relevant animal specialists and do not only take my advice.

 The Rider's Pets


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