5 Amazing Things That You Can Train Your Cat to Do

“Cats” is one of the most searched terms on the internet.

This should come as no surprise to anyone who spends even a couple of hours of their day surfing the web. Cats are loved for being mischievous and sometimes disobedient little critters. But did you know that you can train your cat?

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If you’re looking to teach your cat some new tricks, you’ve come to the right place.

Keep reading to learn more.

1. High-Five

You know that your cat is one of your best friends; what better way to prove it than teaching them to high-five? This is also called ‘paw,’ and it’s an easy way to get your cat to give you a little high-five.

All you need to do is pinch a treat in your fingers and hold it down an inch above your cat’s paw. Encourage them to paw at it, and when they do, give them a treat!

2. Use the Toilet

It may sound wacky, but yes, you can toilet train your cat.

Place the litter box adjacent to your toilet; then, you’ll want to bring it closer to the top of the seat.

Wait until your cat gets used to using the litter box when it’s on top of your toilet. After that, transition to a special litterbox that fits in the toilet itself.

You’ll want to keep it there until your cat gets used to using the toilet without it.

3. Walk on a Leash

Another fun trick to teach your cat is how to walk on a leash. You’ll want to find the best cat harness for your favorite kitty (or kitties) and leave it around the house for a few days where your cats tend to hang out most.

Then, drape the harness over the cat while giving it a treat. Don’t fully attach it yet. You’ll transition to that.

When it’s time, have your cat wear the harness for a couple of minutes, then increase the time over the course of a few days.

If all goes well, your cat will get used to it, and you can make your way into the great outdoors.

4. Fetch

Move over dogs—fetch isn’t just for you anymore. This one is fun and simple.

Toss one of their toys then get a second toy ready as they chase the first. Give them a treat for grabbing the first toy, and then start playing with the second.

Once they return, toss the second toy. Continue to go back and forth for multiple rounds.

5. Come Here

Most cats don’t always go to you when you call. That’s where this trick comes in.

The trick here is to make a distinct noise before feeding so that your pet can associate that noise with something they love (food). This will train them to go to you whenever they hear that noise.

How to Train Your Cat

Cats aren’t known for their ability to listen well. They’re better suited for looking out the window or knocking over your plants.

If you really want to, though, you have the ability to train your cat! Teaching cats tricks may sound difficult, but all you need is a little patience and some tasty treats.

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