to Come on Cue
need mental and physical exercise to be happy,
healthy members of a human household. Learn
more about cat behavior and how to teach your cat at
home and your will raise the cat of your dreams and
best friend for life!
Can you really teach cats?
Absolutely! You just need to learn a few things
first - like how cats communicate and learn and what
are normal feline behaviors. Then you can stimulate
your cat's mind AND help your cat to modify normal
feline behaviors into acceptable household
Teaching a cat is so EASY! Surprised?
Use tasty morsels of food to "lure"
your cat into actions such as coming to you or sitting
on cue before you release that tasty morsel
as the reward. Using food as a lure
and reward is a gentle,
effective method of showing your cat exactly what
behavior you want.
Learn methods that use brains
is a food lure?
Similar to a fishing lure,
a food lure moves your cat into
positions you want to teach.
Start with a hungry cat!
Put a tasty morsel of food in your hand and place your hand in front of
your cat's nose to capture your cat's
backwards slowly. Does your cat follow the lure?
If so, say,
"Good Kitty.- Come
- Good Kitty" as you move
back then after a few steps, release the food as the
Begin using the
word, "Come," or whatever specific word you choose every
time you call you cat to you. Only use this word when
your cat is very close and you are sure your cat will
comply. As soon as your cat looks at you - praise.
Praise you cat for any response. Try to say the cue word
once and use praise to encourage the completion of the
treat that will keep your cat's focused attention. Teach
your cat when he or she is very hungry and relaxed.