Cynthia, cat trainer

November 15, 2011 by  

OK, just had to brag a bit, although I’m not sure if I’m bragging about what a great cat trainer I am (frankly, if I were, I wouldn’t be sweeping up broken sculptures), or the unusually large brains of my cats.

Sit is going well. Stay? Not so much. And we’re working on “shake paws.”

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3 Responses to “Cynthia, cat trainer”

  1. Nancy Goodenough on November 15th, 2011 1:31 pm

    Good cats. But, are you training them or are they training you? We humor the human and she gives us fish.

  2. chaniarts on November 15th, 2011 1:58 pm

    all of mine sit on command, and about half of them will sit up and beg (like a dog will) on command. only one of them will lie down and roll over on command.

    most cats are pretty easy to train with food.

  3. Cynthia on November 15th, 2011 6:18 pm

    I’d agree, chaniarts…my former cats were (mostly) trained in about the same way. These two are so questing that “school” is one way to keep them occupied–sounds like Bengals are similar.

    What’s surprising me is how fast they’re picking it up. It took my Siamese, Chinni, several sessions to get “sit,” and I’d always thought he was about the smartest cat I’d worked with.

    But Lola had it within the first 5 minutes. She watches me pretty closely, then imitates my actions–it gets a bit eerie, and it’s downright aggravating when she does it to figure out how to get into verboten things. Nikki is a bit more cat-like in that regard.

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