Cat training can be incredibly stressful for both pet and owner. It’s important that as you practice the exercises laid out on this site that you take it easy! Keeping it light and informal has a few benefits.
First of all, it’s more fun. This is true for both you and your little pet. Although the end goal is to have a trained cat, we want to have fun along the way. What’s the point of owning an obedient animal if you don’t even get along with it.
Furthermore, the cat will actually learn more effectively if you’re not too serious. Cat’s aren’t easily stressed but they do lose interest in things quite quickly. If you push your little guy too hard too fast, chances are he’ll just tune you out. This, again, is super frustrating for you and your pet.
For more advice on keeping a happy pet, check out this article on Cat Happiness at The Pet Haven.