One way to train your cat is to teach him to come when you call him. Fortunately, cats usually learn this skill easily, so it should not take long before your cat answers your call. With a little patience and a lot of rewards, you should finally be able to call your cat from anywhere in the house and make him come running (or walking) to you.
Getting Ready to Call Your Cat
Learn the benefits of calling your cat. There are many benefits to having your cat come to you when you call him. For example, you can call her when it is time for play or dinner. You can also call your cat if you can’t find it in your home. In addition, if your cat knows to come to you when you call, you will be assured that he or she will be safe if you have to leave the house.
If your cat is indoors/out, it will help to call him back inside.
Calling your cat is also helpful when it is time to leave the house to see a veterinarian. Your cat may not see the trip to the veterinarian as a pleasant experience, so you may want to allow some time to come to you when it is time to go to his appointment. Because cats are smart, teaching your cat to come to you when it is called is a big job to think about for him.
Choose a prize.
While good reinforcement (verbal compliment, touch) is an essential element of successful Feline Training, the key to training your cat in response to your call is an attractive reward. The most appealing reward may be food that he thinks is tasty, such as tuna, chopped chicken, or sardines. You can also buy cat food at your local store. Keep multiple handles on hand. When you give her a reward, you can vary the amount of food you give her so that she does not come to expect the same reward each time.
Catnip is not a good reward. Your cat’s appetite may be reduced if it is received more than once a week, so it may be best to choose a diet that continues to appeal to you. Whatever food you choose, use only when you call. It is best for your cat to incorporate that delicious reward by answering your call and no further instructions or comments. Playtime can also be an attractive reward.
Decide what phrase you will use to name your cat
You can use any of the voice cue you want. One of the most common words that cat owners will use is “Here, kitty kitty.” You can also use the terms “come” or “treatment.” The wording should not be something you already use, such as his name. You can also use different tone tones. Cats often respond to loud noises, as their pets often make loud noises in the wild.
If you are not the only person in the house who may be calling your cat, make sure everyone uses the same word cue and tone to call her.
If your cat does not feel or feel dry, you will need to use a variety of methods to make it look better, such as seeing – turning off the lights or using the laser indicator (available at your pet store). Cats that are deaf or hard of hearing also respond to earthquakes, so you can slap or step on the…