Learning tricks

Simmy

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We're bored so we're trying to learn some tricks. I never before tried to teach a cat anything except basic commands like come, no, get the f* off so have o experience at all with this. I assumed it should be just like with dogs but it's not happening so I guess I'm either wrong or have nontrainable cat.

Any ideas will be much appreciated and if successful rewarded with cute videos of my cat doing tricks :p
 

Korry

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I did some with Victor when he was younger and more playful. I used same methods I used for dogs and it was actually working. Order - successfully done trick - treat - and repeat. Training sessions need to be very short and frequent - most cats will not stayed focused for more than 5 minutes. Another important thing is that treats need to be extremely small so cat won't be able to chew it for more than few seconds.
 
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anuj_paws

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I did some with Victor when he was younger and more playful. I used same methods I used for dogs and it was actually working. Order - successfully done trick - treat - and repeat. Training sessions need to be very short and frequent - most cats will not stayed focused for more than 5 minutes. Another important thing is that treats need to be extremely small so cat won't be able to chew it for more than few seconds.

what kind of tricks did you have him doing?
 

Korry

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what kind of tricks did you have him doing?
Mostly dog basics - come, sit, no, bring and other simple things like that I thought cats would find interesting. Nothing stayed in his cat head for too long though. He knows how to open doors, turn on the light and will sometimes come when called :D
 

Vix

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Mostly dog basics - come, sit, no, bring and other simple things like that I thought cats would find interesting. Nothing stayed in his cat head for too long though. He knows how to open doors, turn on the light and will sometimes come when called :D
This is great! I however think you got lucky with a cat, I don't think all cats can be taught tricks. Mine for example will not hear anything except food preparing sounds, I really think cats like that can't be trained to do anything.