How To Train Your Cat: Beginners Start Here

by Cat School
Published: 3 years ago
|Updated: 3 years ago

We've made it easy to start training your cat with this beginner series. In the first part of this cat training tutorial, your cat will learn to follow a finger target. In the second part, you will use the finger target to guide your cat over a leg jump. Consider these warm-up tips that you can start even before you get your clicker training tools.



Place a treat down a few feet from your cat so that they can search for it. Repeat until your cat is actively searching for it.

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Repeat step 1, pointing to each treat that you place down, so your cat knows the sight of your finger indicates food.

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Pretend to put a treat down and point your finger to the spot where the treat should be. Say “Yes” when your cat approaches your finger, and reward with a treat from the same hand.

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Gradually raise your finger and reward your cat for approaching it.

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Sitting on the floor, use your finger target to guide your cat over your leg.

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