Cats need motivation for training. Use their favorite treats and cat food for effective sessions. They aren't as eager to learn as dogs.
Start with short and frequent training sessions for your cat, 3-5 minutes once or twice a day. Consistency is key.
Teach your cat to see hands as rewarding by using treat paste. Say "gentle" as your cat licks your hand and calmly pull away if they start to bite.
Train your cat after they wake up from a nap when they're more alert and hungry. They'll be ready to play and work harder for those tasty treats.
Choose a quiet area for cat training with few distractions. Close off other pets to focus on one cat at a time.
Teaching multiple skills at once can overwhelm cats. Master one skill before moving on to the next.
Clicker train cats by clicking at the right moment and rewarding with treats to reinforce behavior.
Repetition is key to reinforcing your cat's behavior. Practice the skill often outside of training sessions to prevent forgetting.
No punishment in cat training. Positive reinforcement with clicker training, redirect or teach alternative behavior for negative actions.
Be patient with your cat as they learn new skills or behaviors.