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Yes, you too can teach your cat tricks. Trick training is a great way to bond together, while also providing enrichment through mental stimulation. To get started in trick training with your cat, keep your sessions short. Five to 10 minutes is plenty of time, just set aside time each day to practice. Cats love routine, so by setting a daily ritual you can help get them excited for training time. In no time you’ll be surprised how much your cat knows.
One of my favorite beginner cat tricks is teaching them to “high five.” This impressive-looking trick simply requires your cat lifting her paw, on cue of course, in a swatting motion, which is a very natural and easy movement for her to perform. Training should be a fun and relaxed experience for both of you.
And just like that, your cat will have mastered high five-ing! I hope these tips spark a love for training your cat and increasing your bond together.
Consistent training is key. Your cat might not dive quickly into high five the next day. Sometimes we all need a little refresher.
Keep sessions very short; five minutes is a perfect training session. This is hard to do when you are both having fun. However, keeping sessions brief prevents burnout and leaves your kitty wanting more.
Train in the same area daily until your cat understands the behavior.
Pull out the ottoman! Some cats focus better when perched on an elevated platform.
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