Cat training is becoming more and more popular all the time. As we’re all aware, training dogs has been a hobby of many pet enthusiasts for a long time now. The art of training cats, on the other hand, is a relatively new thing. For the longest time, most people felt that it was impossible to train a cat. Thanks to programs like Karen Pryor’s clicker training, though, we’re starting to see some real progress in this new hobby.
People are training their cats how to do all sorts of neat things now! The goal of this site is to provide a basic overview of things you can do with your cat. Most of the exercises fall under the “training” category but don’t let this turn you off. The goal of all these lessons is to help you enjoy your cat more. If he happens to learn something along the way… Great!
One thing that you can start with is leash training a cat. How cool would it be to take your cat for a walk like you would a dog? It’s possible! Read the article found in the sidebar of this site and give it a go. This isn’t an easy thing to do but remember. The main goal here is to enjoy time with your cat. Keep it light. Have fun. If your patient with this, it won’t be too long before your cat can walk on a leash.
Another thing a cat owner might want to consider is how to keep their kitty close to home. A lot of people worry about their pets. This is completely understandable if you think about it. Humans have very strong emotional attachments to cats and dogs. The thought of losing them is truly scary. It’s important that your cat knows how to find his way home before dark. Check out the appropriate article on this site for a few pointers.
One basic thing that all cats need to know how to do is use a litter box. Even if your cat spends most of his time outside, you never when it’s going to snow or something. Teaching a cat how to use his litter box is really quite simple. It’s almost as if they’re born ready for this. If you have any concerns about this, see the article on this subject.
Slightly related to this is another thing we talk about on this site. Wouldn’t it be nice if your cat knew how to use an actual toilet? It’s possible! Get yourself over to youtube and do a quick search for “cat toilet training” or something. This is truly incredible. I’ve written a basic overview of how to start this process. Patience is absolutely critical here. Unlike a litter box that feels very natural for cats, an actual toilet is something they won’t get used to quickly. The rewards are amazing if you can stick it out though. No more kitty litter!
Clicker training is another buzz word that’s getting a lot of talk these days. This practice actually started with horses many years ago. It evolved into a dog training method and is pretty much recognized as the only way to train dogs now. Well, a couple years back some “outside the box” type individuals started applying these same methods to cats. If you’re serious about training your cat how to do things on command, this article is a must read.
All in all, this site is about having fun with your pets. Have a look around and enjoy yourself. Cheers!