of How to Clicker Train a Cat was reviewed by on April 3, 2017.

We suspect that clicker training can provide many benefits to shelter cats, including:
to actually turn of the switch. When "Lights out" is happening consistently you can reward only those swipes that really turn the light off. Now you're ready for another process on the cat clicker training path.
Raz and Leo, the latest cats to receive clicker training,
Fill the sitz bath with litter and place it inside the toilet. Ask your cat to jump onto the toilet seat and investigate the situation. Click and treat. Most cats will happily scratch in the litter and may even do a little business there. Praise and click and treat for any of these behaviors. At this point it is a good idea to tape up the lid of the toilet seat so that your cat doesn't accidentally get bonked on the head, which would be a sure-fire way of extinguishing all the great behavior you've been shaping. Leave the lid taped up for the duration of the training. Take away the first setup entirely, and store it somewhere hidden from view in case you need to backtrack. But what is the magic about the clicking sound, and how does the clicker work in cat training?A good resource for getting you started is a book “Clicker Training for Cats” by Karen Pryor.Begin the training by teaching your cat the meaning of the click .
Professor Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, who teaches in the Department of Analysis at the University of North Texas, requires all his students, both graduate and undergraduate, to train a pet or some other animal. One of his students trained her cat not only to "play" the piano, but to strike one specific note. Then she put the behavior on a verbal . Ultimately she accomplished her rather ambitious goal. She sat at the piano and played part of a Mozart piece in G, while the cat sat next to her, waiting like an orchestra musician for its cue to come in. At the end she gave the cue "Play G," and the cat brought the piece to a close with a resounding plonk on the final signature note. Click! The student's A-grade term project consisted of a video showing the process (including the things that did not work)—as well as the final successful performance.Training a cat is a humbling experience for a dog trainer. The training principles are identical for dogs and cats, but cats are much less tolerant of training mistakes and will not put up with anything that hints at , or even the mildest rebuke. But, if you can accept a secondary role, clicker training a cat is possible, and can be tremendous fun. It is even possible to clicker train a cat to perform enjoyable and entertaining tricks. is perfect for cats, because the training agenda is in large part set by the animal being trained. training requires that the animal be a willing and equal partner in the training process—and cats wouldn't have it any other way. In fact, with clicker training the cat has the upper hand, since the cat must try to get the trainer to click. Learn all about the basics of clicker training, from the first steps to how to develop your skills. Then, discover insight and products for dogs, cats, and other animals.For clicker training to work, you need to offer the cat something it is willing to work for. Some cats may work for dry kibble, while others may be horrified at the thought! Try offering your cat several tempting morsels on a plate and see which one it prefers. Offer various combinations of treats to discover which ones are the three or four favorites. Don't be disappointed if the cat turns its back and leaves, or engages in a marathon groom-fest when the training seems to be going well. Even with the tastiest treats or the most engaging toys, clicker training is very tiring, and the cat may need to rest its brain after only a few clicks. Early training sessions may last for only four or five clicks. If the cat ends a session after four clicks, then be sure to end the next session after three clicks. This schedule will prevent the cat from becoming over-taxed and will leave it wanting more—and eager to play the game the next time you offer.