Training

What is the purpose of a clicker in cat or dog training?

It could be any distinct sound but the originators of clicker training Marian and Keller Breland (in the 1940s) choose…

8 months ago

Pavlov’s cat is alive and well

You have probably heard of Pavlov's dog experiments on classical conditioning. At a simplistic level they proved dogs (and other…

8 months ago

Example of cats trained using positive reinforcement (video)

If you want to see a good example of reward based cat training (operant conditioning or instrumental learning), this cat…

12 months ago

How can I tell my cat that I am his boss and he needs to obey me?

Lesley on Quora.com asks how she might be able to ensure that her cat relates to her as the boss…

1 year ago

Houdini cat unlocks cage door from inside

Haikou City, Hainan Province, South East China: This cat acted like a human in putting her paw through the bars,…

1 year ago

Cat responds instantly to call ‘Ya hungry’

For me this sweet tabby cat is not necessarily hungry when she responds instantly to the call 'Ya hungry'. She…

1 year ago

Why can dogs learn their names and cats cannot?

The question is false because cats can 'learn their names'. In truth, neither cats nor dogs learn their names. They…

1 year ago

The difference between cat punishment and negative reinforcement

The difference between punishing a cat and negative reinforcement, both of which should be avoided, is that the former requires…

1 year ago

Do cats understand smiles?

This is an interesting question. Cat owners will have to rely on their own experiences and their knowledge of cat…

2 years ago

Cat Biting Hand (a plan to stop it)

I have an idea on how to stop your cat biting your hand. The reason why your cat bites your…

2 years ago