Cool Cat Training

10 Tips and Tricks

Stock up on treats 

Cats need motivation for training. Use their favorite treats and cat food for effective sessions. They aren't as eager to learn as dogs.

Tip 1

Keep the training sessions short.

Start with short and frequent training sessions for your cat, 3-5 minutes once or twice a day. Consistency is key.

Tip 2


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.

Tip 3

Find the best time

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.

Tip 4

Eliminate any distractions.

Choose a quiet area for cat training with few distractions. Close off other pets to focus on one cat at a time.

Tip 5

Only train one skill at a time

Teaching multiple skills at once can overwhelm cats. Master one skill before moving on to the next.

Tip 6

Reward immediately and consistently.

Clicker train cats by clicking at the right moment and rewarding with treats to reinforce behavior.

Tip 7

Repeat, repeat, repeat

Repetition is key to reinforcing your cat's behavior. Practice the skill often outside of training sessions to prevent forgetting.

Tip 8

Don't punish the bad behavior.

No punishment in cat training. Positive reinforcement with clicker training, redirect or teach alternative behavior for negative actions.

Tip 9

Be patient

Be patient with your cat as they learn new skills or behaviors.

Tip 10