Basic Cat Training

Training cats is much different than training dogs, but there are some basic cat training commands and techniques that they'll learn with the help of their owner. Use these tips and tricks to teach your cat how to use a litter box, discourage aggression, and more.

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3 Simple Steps to Teach Your Cat Sign Language
Like dogs, cats can learn to respond to visual cues…it’s just a matter of whether they want to. Find out how to get your kitty genius on board.
How to Train a Cat to Walk on a Leash and Harness
Yes! You really can teach your cat to enjoy exploring the world from a leash.
What Is a Cue and How Is It Different from a Command in Pet Training?
Dogs, cats, birds, or guinea pigs … our pets are not born with the ability to understand human language. When you use cues paired with positive reinforcement, you can teach your pet all kinds of wonderful things.
What is a Marker in Training? And Why You Probably Want to Use One
When used with positive reinforcement, a marker is an effective tool you can use to teach your dog or cat everything he needs to know.
Austrian Cat Breaks World Record for Most Tricks in 60 Seconds
From rolling out a red carpet to ringing a bell, Alexis has certainly shown that she is one talented kitty!
Do Cats Know Their Names?
Cats know their names, but don't expect them to always come when you call.

More Basic Cat Training

How to Train Your Cat Using a Clicker
Think cat training is impossible? Think again. Clicker training can help you effectively train your cat through sound and a handful of treats!
How to Litter Train Your Kitten
The good news: It’s not hard to teach your kitten to use a litter box. We'll give you the scoop (pun intended).

4 Reasons Your Cat Bites & How to Put an End to It

Whether it's because of fear, pain, or frustration, understand why your cat bites, and learn how to put an end to this unpleasant tendency.