Training + Behavior
Although clicker training has traditionally been associated with dog training, it’s becoming increasing popular with the cat community. Why? It’s an incredibly effective way to reward desired behaviors, since the sound of the clicker is immediately followed by a treat or praise (for those cats who aren’t food-motivated). It’s also a great form of enrichment, as it encourages cats to engage and keep their mind active, thus reducing boredom!
Clicker training can be used to teach fun tricks such as giving a “high five” or jumping through a hoop, but it’s also a great way to teach cats to go in their carrier, stay on a mat, or even to reward good/nonaggressive behavior around another cat.
So many cats LOVE clicker training and actually look forward to learning more. It’s also a great bonding experience and can really boost your cat’s self-esteem. Clicker training can be done with cats of all ages!
We’ve assembled some useful resources if you want to learn more about clicker training your cat!
Oregon Humane Society "Trick Class For Cats"
(scroll down for “Trick Class for Cats”)