Tag: cat training

5 Essential Tricks to Teach Your Cat

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Most of the time, it feels like cats are the ones who train us. Yet no matter how skilled your cat is at manipulating you into pampering them, your cat can be trained. These five essential cat tricks provide mental enrichment and make your cat more enjoyable to live with. Tips for Training a Cat…

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How to Teach ANY Dog (and Some Cats) to Fetch

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“Are you sure you’re part lab?” you sigh as your dog runs off with the ball again. Or maybe your dog doesn’t have a drop of retriever blood in them, but you still would like to get the ball back once in a while. The truth is, every dog can learn to fetch. Even cats…

| Dogs, Cats, Dog Training

How to Walk Your Cat on a Leash

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Walking a cat used to get you double takes, but it’s quickly becoming more common to see leashed cats at parks and on hiking trails. Cats living in apartments don’t have enough space to stretch out, and can benefit from the exercise and mental stimulation of an outdoor adventure. It’s best to get a kitten…

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Positive Ways to Stop Bad Behaviors in Pets

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Positive training, short for “positive reinforcement” training, involves using rewards – not just food, but anything that motivates your pet – to modify behavior. Rewards aren’t only useful for teaching your pet new tricks. You can also use positive reinforcement instead of punishment to stop bad behaviors in cats, dogs and other pets. Punishment has…

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