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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday's "Living With Your Pet" Tips: How To Train Your Cat

                             What? "Train" beautiful me?

To do (or don't do) what? Not scatter your once neat piles of papers?

But you did read that right...contrary to popular belief, you can train your kitty!  And as usual, the ASPCA has done a marvelous job of putting these training tips all in one place for easy Parental Unit access. They also do a good job of explaining why cats may not be as easy to train as their canine counterparts, and the benefits of taking the time to train your cat (you regularly engage your cat's mind and body, reduce unwanted behaviors...and you can amuse your friends, among other reasons). Besides, spending time working with your cat strengthens your bond, just like working with your dog. And in case this article itself doesn't provide enough info, it contains links to entire books and other resources that will help you humans train your cat. Good luck!

I happen to be a very sociable kitty and at the very least, immediately come when I'm called (no human taught me this, by the way). Parental Unit thinks that I act more like a dog than a feline because I "was raised with dogs", so a dog, not other cats have been my companions since Parental Unit brought me home as a tiny stray. But the PU now vows to spend a few minutes every day or so attempting to train me to sit or do other tricks—I'll let you know how it goes...hehehe.

P.S. Speaking of cats...we'll soon be doing a review and giveaway of a just published and hilarious book, Review Of My Cat, by Tanner Ringerud and Jack Shepherd, so stay tuned!


Unknown said...

We don't have a cat but good post and have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

meowmeowmans said...

Oh! Definitely let us know how THAT goes. :)

Basil and The B Team ~ BionicBasil ® said...

I really liked your post! My Purrsonal Assistant whistles us when it's time to come inside, other peeps think she's crazy and that mew can't whistle cats. But mew can and we understand :)

Bocci said...

Parental Unit's cat that she had when she was a child, Fat Albert,
trotted up the street to meet her after school each day upon hearing his name called-true!

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