(Closed) Cat clicker training?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

ohhh following! I have no input but this sounds like something my little devils need.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Never heard of this, what exactly are we training cats to do?  I have three and the only thing I’ve managed to train them on it to eat out of their own monogrammed bowls…which backfired on me because now the cat that eats the most will wake me up at 3am because HIS bowl is empty even though the two bowls next to it are full of food. lol 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Not sure what OP has in mind but I would be satisfied training my cats to stop jumping on my desk/ table/ coffee table/ book shelves and then proceeding to push everything off the surface so they can plop their fat buts down. Sigh. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

epon10642 :  I think it’s a great idea! I have clicker trained my dogs and did a little with the cats – unfortunately I wasn’t consistent and didn’t stick with it so I never fully trained either cat to do anything except understand what the clicker is and that offering behaviors gets the click and treat. I may try it again with them once I have worked with our new dogs a bit more.

Animals really love clicker training and when you see them “get it” it’s so rewarding for both of you! I did read that cats lose interest much faster so you need to keep the sessions even shorter than you would with a dog. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’ve never clicker trained a cat, but my Fiance and I recently started teaching our cat to jump through my arms (I hold my arms in a circle like you would a hula hoop). So far we can only get him to jump about two feet off the ground, but we find it immensely entertaining. We trained the kitty using a treat he’s obsessed with. We cut it one treat into fourths and only give him a piece after he jumps through my arms.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

epon10642 :  oh man now I have to train my cat to high-five!!  He’s the same way, a little rambunctious monster with way too much energy, and chasing the other ones is only entertaining for so long.  We should get our cats together 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

flip_flop :  that’s. So. Cool. Do you have video of this?!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

k8goeslz :  we don’t but I’ll try to make one! We jokingly call him our circus cat. Now I want to try high fives!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

Commenting to follow – I too have a cat that could do with being trained not to chase his “sister”

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

epon10642 :  Good luck!! I expect videos of his talents once he’s trained!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

When my 14 year old was a kitten I trained her to play fetch with rubber bands. I’d ping them across the room and she’d bring them back to me. My 4 year old cannot be taught tricks…she is literally too stupid…but that’s why we love her!

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