Clicker training for cats: playful education

You may not believe it, but even cats can learn some tricks with clicker training. Not every velvet paw likes to learn this playful way, but it's always worth a try. Once you have inspired your tiger tiger for clicker training, you will both have a lot of fun.

Basics of clicker training for cats

With clicker training, you want to train your velvet paw either to behave in a certain way or to give it up. For urgent exhortations and strict looks in cats are not enough. Her voice always sounds different and staring eyes can scare a cat. The sound of the clicker, however, always sounds the same, so that the cat can connect it with a certain meaning.

This works in this case as follows: Your Miez performs cat tricks or may just run to you on command and gets a treat as a reward. The moment you give her the treat, hit the clicker. Your velvet paw learns: If you click, it has done something right, and will be rewarded. This training is based on the Pavlovian reflexes.

What you can achieve with clicker training for cats

In this simple way, you can teach your otherwise bored stubby tiger to jump through a hoop or from chair to chair - or even sit down. Clicker training can also help teach your cat's name or stop unwanted behavior. If your cat does not do something wrong, do not scold her. Ignore them instead, refrain from clicking - and of course, there is no treat. Do not be more ambitious about clicker training than your cat. If Miezi does not want to, she does not want to. You can not and should not change this, otherwise the clicker training will quickly lose the attraction for your cat.

More information on how to get started in clicker training can be found in the guidebook: "Clicker Training with Cats: Tips for Getting Started."

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