One way to train your cat is to teach him to come when you call him. Fortunately, cats usually learn this skill easily, so it should not take long before your cat answers your call. With a little patience and a lot of rewards, you should finally be able to call your cat from anywhere in the house and make him come running (or walking) to you.
Getting Ready to Call Your Cat
Learn the benefits of calling your cat. There are many benefits to having your cat come to you when you call him. For example, you can call her when it is time for play or dinner. You can also call your cat if you can’t find it in your home. In addition, if your cat knows to come to you when you call, you will be assured that he or she will be safe if you have to leave the house.
If your cat is indoors/out, it will help to call him back inside.
Calling your cat is also helpful when it is time to leave the house to see a veterinarian. Your cat may not see the trip to the veterinarian as a pleasant experience, so you may want to allow some time to come to you when it is time to go to his appointment. Because cats are smart, teaching your cat to come to you when it is called is a big job to think about for him.
Choose a prize.
While good reinforcement (verbal compliment, touch) is an essential element of successful Feline Training, the key to training your cat in response to your call is an attractive reward. The most appealing reward may be food that he thinks is tasty, such as tuna, chopped chicken, or sardines. You can also buy cat food at your local store. Keep multiple handles on hand. When you give her a reward, you can vary the amount of food you give her so that she does not come to expect the same reward each time.
Catnip is not a good reward. Your cat’s appetite may be reduced if it is received more than once a week, so it may be best to choose a diet that continues to appeal to you. Whatever food you choose, use only when you call. It is best for your cat to incorporate that delicious reward by answering your call and no further instructions or comments. Playtime can also be an attractive reward.
Decide what phrase you will use to name your cat
You can use any of the voice cue you want. One of the most common words that cat owners will use is “Here, kitty kitty.” You can also use the terms “come” or “treatment.” The wording should not be something you already use, such as his name. You can also use different tone tones. Cats often respond to loud noises, as their pets often make loud noises in the wild.
If you are not the only person in the house who may be calling your cat, make sure everyone uses the same word cue and tone to call her.
If your cat does not feel or feel dry, you will need to use a variety of methods to make it look better, such as seeing – turning off the lights or using the laser indicator (available at your pet store). Cats that are deaf or hard of hearing also respond to earthquakes, so you can slap or step on the ground to call your cat.
Calling Your Cat
Decide when to call your cat. The best time to practice calling your cat is near feeding time. Your cat may be hungry, which can make the training process easier and faster. After all, she is already accustomed to going to the kitchen (or whatever you keep for her plate of food), so you will not invite her to an unfamiliar room when you first teach her.
Another advantage of calling her during her meal is that she already knows when it is time to get her food. This will make the initial training easier because you are not doing something he or she is completely unaware of.
If you choose to reward him with his extra play, then you can learn to call him when it is almost his turn to play. If the kitchen and its play areas have a lot of distractions, consider calling your cat in a quiet room with no obstacles that might prevent him from coming to you.
Dana your cat
If you are in the house that you want him to come to, say your words aloud. If you call her when it is time for her to eat, be sure to speak verbally before opening a food can or tearing a food bag. You want to make sure your cat comes because it heard your voice talking, not because of the noise of making food.
Reward her as soon as she comes to you, whether it be for good taste or some play time. Increasing positive emphasis by rubbing and praising words will also help.
Even if you call her during the meal, it is still important to give her something delicious as a reward, rather than just a regular meal.
If you call her during playtime, speak the word of mouth without shaking the noisy toy. It may take a week or more before he finally returns to you when you call.
Add the problem of calling your cat. If your cat just comes to his playground or feeding place when you call him, take the pressure off. For example, if someone lives with you, you could learn to call him back and forth between you and the other person. In this case, everyone should be rewarded if they respond to the call.