Not So Stupid Pet Tricks for Cats

Dogs often steal the spotlight when it comes to tricks because cats are "misunderstood when it comes to training, enrichment and living a happy and healthy life indoors," says Cary Rentola of the Larimer Humane Society. You may not be able to teach an old dog a new trick, but you can teach your cat tricks commonly associated with dogs.

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Training Your Cat: Sit Up

Sitting up, like the dog trick "beg," is one of the simplest behaviors you can teach your cat. Cats often assume this position naturally. Your goal is to have cat sit up on his haunches when you give the command "up" while you hold the food reward above him-and eventually on the command alone.

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Training Your Cat

We cat lovers know that cats are exquisitely intelligent animals. But what, exactly, does intelligence imply? Too often we carry around a stereotypical view in which dogs are trained and cats are… well, pampered. But training cats can be useful and even fun, both for us and for our fabulous felines.

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Teaching Your Cat a New Trick

Can you train your cat to do behaviors on command? The answer is a resounding "Yes!" But, you say, your cat is independent, stubborn and will condescendingly turn up her whiskers at anything resembling a command. In fact, if cats could laugh, yours would be rolling on the floor this very minute (which he undoubtedly is doing).

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