Same like many other pets, cats can be trained to do tricks. Because they tend to be independent, teaching cats can take persistence, however. With positive reinforcement and patience, your cat can have a great time playing games and performing a many tricks.
Get a supply of treats.Cats need to be constantly rewarded with tasty treats in order to learn tricks. Keep plenty of your cat’s favorite bite-sized treats on hand when you are trying to train it. Give your cat frequent treats when training it in short sessions.
You can also vary treats frequently to keepyour cat interested.some good choices are.Diced chicken,Bits of tuna,Commercial cat treats,Small pieces of dry foodVeterinarian Pippa Elliott MRCVS has this tip: “All cats have at least one food they will do just about anything for. If your cat seems disinterested in treats, you just haven’t offered the right one yet. Keep experimenting by offering different tidbits and eventually you’ll hit on one that excites the cat.”
Get cat’s attention.Your cat won’t want to learn tricks if she is not in the mood. Starting by giving your cat a treat might get its attention. If your cat doesn’t act interested in learning a particular trick, don’t force it to play—just be patient and try again later.
Use a clicker.A pet clicker is a smalldevice that makes a clicking sound. Every time your cat does something you want it to (like a trick), make the clicking sound and give it a treat. The sound and positive reinforcement (reward) of the treat condition your cat to repeat the behavior..Pet clickers can be found at pet supply stores. If you can’t find one, you can try a pen that makes a clicking nois
Keep training sessions short and frequent.Cats learn through repetition, so frequent training sessions will help them master a trick. Try repeating tricks several times each day.Keeping training sessions brief will also hold your cat’sattention so it will want to keep training
Repeat tricks when training your cat.When your cat completes a trick, give it a treat. Then try to get your cat to repeat the trick five-ten times in a row (giving it a treat each time), as long as it is interested. This repetition will encourage the behavior.
Don’t use cue words until after the cat has learned a trick.For instance, ifyou want your cat to sit down, don’t use the word “sit” until it is used to doing the trick. This will help the cat associate the word specifically with the trick.Teach one trick at a time.Positive reinforcement like praise and treats as your cat learns a trick will help it tomaster the behavior. Trying to teach itmore than one trick at a time can confuse it, however, because it may not understand what behavior is beingrewarded. Wait until your cat has mastered one trick before moving on to the next. Don’t punish your cat for not learning a trick.Cats learn when givenrewards and positive reinforcement, not when they are punished. Scolding or punishing your cat when it doesn’t complete a trick will only make it stressed or disinterested. If you cat doesn’t act interested in learning a trick, or doesn’t perform successfully, just try again later. Take cat breaks sothey look forward to learning.
Teach Your Cat Specific trick
Teach your cat to sit.When your cat is on all 4 feet, hold a treat in front of its face to get its attention. Slowly move it from in front of the cat’s face to just between its ears.so Many cats will follow the treat in the air and lower their rear end to get it. When your cat sits, positively reinforce its behavior by praising it and giving it the treat.If you cat’s rear end doesn’t quite touch the ground the first time, give it the treat anyway. Keep repeating this training and your cat can get better each time.
Teach your cat to “hi-five.” First, go and encourage your cat to move its paw by giving it a treat each time it lifts the paw off of the ground. Then, put a treat in your hand (wrapped in your fist, for instance), and wait for your cat to use its paw to try and grab it out of your hand. Give the cat a treat as a reward when it does. Repeat this many times, gradually lifting your hand up higher each time until the behavior resembles giving a hi-five.
Train your cat to come when called.Try this training your cat for this trick at is mealtimes, because it will already be hungry. Call your cat’s name and tap on its food bowl to get its attention. When your cat comes, praise them and give them a treat.When your cat gets used to coming when called, you can also use the command “come” for this trick.You can vary this trick by trying to train your cat to come from distances increasingly farther away, from outside to inside, etc.