1. Selection of rewards
Foodie cat: Train it with cat food. Training time is dinner time. If you decide to start taming your cat, pay attention to controlling the cat’s appetite, and feed your cat regularly and quantitatively. This will not only help control your cat’s weight but also avoid becoming a picky eater.
Playful cat: If your cat likes to play, you can use games as a reward.
Gentle cat: some cats are very fond of fondling, so I taught my friend’s cat to clap by touching its head.
2. Training must be consistent
No animal cannot be tamed. There are only unpredictable animal trainers. Pay attention to your own body language and don’t make excessive movements or sounds. The cats who are naturally sensitive to body language will be confused by their owners.
3. Don’t expect too much.
Five minutes of high-attention training is much better than an hour of low-quality training.
4. Give the cat freedom of choice
It can choose to be distracted and walk away, or it can choose to stay by your side and attract your attention (if your prize is attractive enough). After only a short period, it will realize that choosing you can bring it more food and happiness than choosing curiosity.
5. Don’t repeat your instructions too frequently.
Saying “sit down” repeatedly will make the cat learn to ignore you. Give the instruction once, if the cat does not follow, there is no reward for it. When the cat walks to another place in the room (reset), repeat the instruction.
The three most important points of training: patience, consistency, and no time interval between behavior and reward.