How to Train a Cat to Come When Called


many people think that you can't train a cat well they're wrong if you know what motivates your cat you can train it now training with fryi today is gonna be a little difficult cuz she's pretty snoozy but I'm just gonna see if she has a reaction to her favorite treat bag because that can be a great place to start for coming when called many cats know the sound of their treat bag and get excited right off the bat when they hear it so let's just see if she wakes up Oh suddenly we're interested so well it's not an ideal time to practice coming when called it is a good time to reinforce the association that hearing the treat bag needs good things now many cat owners already know about the treat bag effect but what they don't know is that it's really easy to capitalize on it to teach your cat to come and called the way to do that is to pair your cats names with the tree and the great news is since your cat knows the sound of a tree bag or a tree canister you can build on an already strong Association so in this case you might say your cat's name and then give them a treat so it'll go like this fryi and then I crazy on the bag which means the treat is coming and then I give her one now first when you're starting this you want to start right by your cat because they don't really know what you're trying to do start at a place where cat and you are most likely to be successful so rinse and repeat fryi crinkle crinkle and then give a treat now when you're ready to start working on coming when called you can begin working from a distance I'm not gonna do this with fryi today because she might walk right off the table if she happened to get up but what you would do is the same type of behavior say the cat's name crinkle the bag and as soon as they come over give a treat eventually the name that you give your cat for this exercise will become as powerful as the treat bag and you'll see that when you give the sound of your cat's name that your cat comes running for that treat over time you can stop using food and use scratches or other positive attention that your cat enjoys as a reinforcer just remember that it's not normal for cats to come when called in the wild so it's definitely a behavior that's worth paying for and that's how you teach your cat to come when called

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