Teach your cat to sit down and this can ease mild tension!
Today we give the most basic taming method: sit down
You can use this instruction in situations such as before dinner, when guests come, before opening the door, when your cat is nervous, etc.
Cats trained with positive feedback will establish a relationship of training = happiness. If your cat is slightly nervous, its brain will be confused, and it does not know what to do. At this time, you can give it a “sit” instruction and let your cat focus on familiar things, which can ease the tension. The premise is: training must be appropriate! Take your cat, come together, and study how to sit down every day!
1. The clicker is a mark, and it should not be used indiscriminately. Associate the clicker with reward. The purpose is to make your cat know that the clicker means that it did a good job.
That is to say, the master can only press the clicker at the right moment. Some owners use a clicker to attract the cat’s attention! Never do it! This will confuse the meaning of the clicker.
Wrong way to use the clicker: press the clicker and your cat comes up and then you give it a reward.
How to use it correctly: call your cat’s name, after it walks up to you, press the clicker, and give it the reward. The behavior to be rewarded here is “come here”. Call your cat with its name, not the clicker.
2. My cat didn’t finish my instruction, so I kept saying “come here, come here, come here”, “shake hands, shake hands, shake hands”?
NO! The clicker training is a kind of positive feedback. If you do the right thing, you will be rewarded. If you do something wrong, you will not be punished, nor will you be rewarded. The master should be very strict when giving a reward.
Wrong way to use: When you say, “shake hands”, but your cat doesn’t raise its hand in 3 seconds. If you repeat “handshake”, the instruction will lose its meaning. After repeated “handshake” several times, the cat finally gives a high hand. If you reward it, you are encouraging it to ignore your instructions, and the position of the cat keeper will collapse instantly. So, never repeat instructions, never repeat instructions, never repeat instructions.
The right way: say “shake hands”, the cat does not raise its hand. The owner should leave or walk for 30-60 seconds to reset the cat’s brain, and come back to say, “shake hands”. Set the instruction to the cat in 3 seconds. The first time to do the right thing is the most difficult, but it will be easier when you do the right thing once.
3. As soon as my cat sees me taking food, it walks around me, and can’t be trained “come here”. It smells food, but not instruction. What should I do?
Put the food in a small bag and take it with you. You can do your own thing, such as do housework, watch TV, read the book and so on, regarding your cat as air. Don’t fondle it, don’t talk to it, don’t look at it.
After a while, it will get bored and go to play by itself. The cat’s name is called at this time. When it comes, it will be rewarded. If it doesn’t come here, you can continue to do your own things. Try again in a few minutes. In this way, the success rate of summoning your cat is doubled!