Train that Cat
Cats can be trained!
Contrary to popular opinion, our feline companions
can be taught to perform on cue. All successful
training is accomplished through praise and food
rewards. The key is to discover the food treat that
is most appealing to your cat and to present it
to him immediately each time he responds to a verbal
cue with the desired behavior.
Does your cat come when called? He should. This
is basic feline training. Even though your cat may
never go outside, he should master this simple point
of feline etiquette. It may come in handy some day.
First, decide how you will call him. Will it be
"Here kitty, kitty, kitty" or do you prefer
to call him by name? (Cats respond most readily
to names ending with a long "ee" sound.)
Start by calling your cat before you put down his
most delicious meal of the day or reward him for
coming with a special food treat. It's that easy!