Props required: rope for walking the cat, vest for walking the cat (it is better not to walk the cat with a collar, which will cause suffocation or escape), clicker, and prize used to reward the cat.

Tips for training your cat with a clicker

1. Reward

You need to spend some time thinking about what reward your cat will like. Fondling the head, toys, and food can be rewarding as long as the cat likes it.

2. How to make your cat like food more?

Please feed your cat according to the recommended feeding amount and times indicated on the package. In this way, you can find the abnormal conditions (such as loss of appetite) of your cat in time.  

I feed him in the morning and evening every day. He will be very excited if I train him before dinner. He will gradually fall in love with training.

Now I can train him at any time. (3 meals a day for cats over 2 months old and under 6 months old, and 2 meals a day for cats over 6 months old)

3. Cat crazy about canned food

You can put the canned food on the spoon and let the cat lick it twice as a reward.

4. Training environment

Find a quiet environment without distractions that the cat likes.

5. Multi-cat family

It’s better to train them one by one. Take your time. When you get to the master level, you can have more cats together!

6. The time must be accurate

It is better that there is no time interval between behavior, clicker, and reward. (for example: the moment the cat sits down and its hip touches the ground, press the clicker, and give a reward to it immediately) (for example, when the cat’s paw touches your hand,  give a reward to it immediately.)

7. Don’t reward it for unnecessary behavior

For example, some cats rub their owners’ legs before sitting down. Do not reward them for this unnecessary behavior. Go to the other end of the room and reset until the cat sits down without rubbing your legs. Be patient. Be patient. Be patient. When rewarding for their behaviors, be sure to pay attention to details.

8. Pay attention to your body language

Don’t have unnecessary words and gestures, which can mislead the cat.

9. If the cat loses interest in training, don’t give up immediately

You should not give it the rest of the dinner at this time. It will understand your behavior as follows: pride brings food, and it will ignore you from then on. Wait for 20 minutes, and the cat forgets to stop training before dinner is given to it. Similarly, after the training, wait for 20 minutes before dinner / play.

10. Step by step

Take your time. When setting goals for an aloof and distracted cat, you must act according to your cat’s capability.

Some owners want their cats to get away from rewards gradually. My personal opinion is that reward plays a necessary role in consolidating behaviors. However, after the cat is familiar with the training, it is not necessary to reward your cat for every instruction but reward it for a string of instructions. It’s the most difficult at the beginning, and it’ll be easier when the cat is familiar with the training. Go and make your cat a genius!