How to Teach Your Cat to Come When Called
Blog / 03/29/2012

How to Teach Your Cat to Come When Called By Mary Mathews   To have your cat come when called by name is remarkably easy though it takes an understanding of the process. Here are some tips to get you started: STEPS: 1. Talk to your cat as much as you can. Encourage her to come to you, and regularly pet her and brush her. Bonding is very important, cat massage, baths and generally being on good terms is important. 2. Pick a special dry snack that she likes. It must be different to her regular dry food and only used for this (don’t give it to her at any other time until she’s mastered this). Make certain it is nutritious. I suggest a dry, crunchy snack that is also good for the teeth. 3. Pick a special word, such as “snack” or “treat.” It must be a word she will associate only with the special snack. This is creating an “anchor” (a trigger). 4. Use your special word during her next snack time. In her presence, place one piece of the food in her empty dish and say the special word. 5. Say the word again (and be sure…