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Cat Trained in One Day Purrs When Carrying Out Her Tricks — 6 Comments

  1. Monty used to wear a sweater when he went outside because he could stay out longer with it on than without it. Now that he is older he does not need it. Good thing to. He wouldn’t fit in it anymore. He’s outside in his enclosure walking around on top of the frozen snow. It was a wet snow and then it got cold, so he doesn’t sink in. I think the more a cat can live as a cat should live the better it is.

    • I think wearing a sweater for the reasons you state, Ruth, is very sensible and I love that. There are times when a cat should wear something and you have reminded me of that.

      “I think the more a cat can live as a cat should live the better it is.”

      Nicely summarised.

  2. I think it depends on the cat. My sister in law and her husband trained their cat to do a bunch of tricks for those “Temptations” cat treats. I can them “Kitty Crack.” Both cat and humans seem to really enjoy the ritual of the human saying different commands and the cat perfroming various tricks to earn his treat. They gave me a bag of those treats for Monty. I am not training him to do tricks for them. I don’t want to lose an arm. Just kidding, but it just didn’t seem right for us. I throw them for Monty and he chases them, pounces on them, kills and eats them. I don’t give him many, as those treats are not good for him. But he does seem to enjoy “hunting” for them.

    Monty does respond to the word “treat” pretty consistently– it’s what I use to get him to come in from his enclosure. I have been calling his treats “crack” so now I open the back door and call out, “Monty, do you want some crack? Crack! Crack!” and he comes running. Faster than you’d think a chubby little cat could run.

    • LOL, I like that, the way he comes to “crack”. You are right, of course, most of us do train our cat informally and vice versa. I suppose this is different to deliberate cat training to perform tricks.

    • Me too. You know what: when I saw the video I was tempted to try it myself. Not to train tricks but to train behavior which benefits cat and person.

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