Cats are often seen as independent animals who will not obey their owner but the one trait we normally ignore while thinking about cat training is that they also have a reputation for being intelligent and clever. Cat training is just a way to lightly modify their behaviour in order to discipline their at times rowdy scratchy behaviour, even if it is done in an affectionate way.

Stay

Teaching your cat to stay is more complex than just showing a treat and luring them into doing as you say because you must have normally noticed that your cat can be quite unruly, especially when it is in a playful mood. Teach them this by keeping their food/treat about 5 to 6 feet away for them and make sure that they see you doing that. Then, walk away from the bowl and as the cat gets up to eat the food, stop them half way and say the word stay (along with a suitable action) if they stop, reward them and if they don’t, keep the food further away and repeat until they associate the word with the action.


Cuddle

Cats may seem like ferocious or fiercely violent creatures to few people and this trick will be an eye opener for all those people out there. Cuddling involves the cat sitting in your lap and just playing with you, it can instill a warm feeling in most people to a point that they might even change their minds about cats forever. We can do this by saying `cuddle’ to the cat and gesture them to sit on your lap and when they do so you should rub their belly or behind their ear (anything that will relax them). Once your cat gets used to it, this will become their favourite time of the day.

Come

You are in a rush and have to take your cat with you but for some reason, your Cat won’t listen. You wish that you could just lock them in a cage and make your life easier but they just end up doing the complete opposite thing by running away and hiding?

To accomplish this task, the Cat training command `come’ is very useful. Once your cat is Hungry and comes looking for food, say, “Come,”. When your cat comes, give it some food and praise it. Continue this process but from other locations around your house. Eventually, your cat should come to you regularly when you say “Come!”.

Sit

Most people associate this command with something you would ask a dog to do rather than a cat. However, it is equally necessary for this to be taught to your cat. To teach your cat to sit, place her on a table. Hold the food reward over her head. Say her name and give the command, “Sit.” Move the food back over your cat’s head. As her head follows the food, she will naturally sit down. And as soon as your cat does so, you can reward them with a treat. Repeat this a few times to make sure they are associating the word sit with the desired action.


Play

This is just something every cat owner does with their cat. To make your cat just stay at a place and play is fortunately very easy and does not require any special sort of training. All you have to do is throw a ball (preferably made of yarn or a softer material) and say `here, play’ and they will play with it for hours!