Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1771 times:
Or more precisely, a paw-to-hand shake. Many people who have dogs train them to shake by extending a paw on command. But how many people do you know who have successfully trained a CAT to do the same thing? Especially since cats are much more independant and obstinate.
Well I just used lots of patience, lots of love, simple yet repetitive, and short sessions. Plus a can of kitty yum-yum treats helped.
So I set up the camera and filmed myself doing a handshake with Turbo. Here are some stills from that video. Sorry for the crappy resolution, but the lighting wasn't all that great.
ABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1674 times:
This is Molly, one of our moggies, and although I can't show you proof, if we throw a small rolled up piece of paper she will chase it, pick it up and bring it back to you !
She'll do it for ages til you're fed up of chuckin it round the house ! - mind you we did'nt train her to 'fetch' - very clever cat your Turbo !
Sudden From Sweden, joined Jul 2001, 4130 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1608 times:
Quoting Redngold (Reply 9): I've trained my cats to be my hand warmers. Ernie on the left, Bert on the right, all I have to do is keep wiggling my fingers underneath to convince them that they're getting scratched.
Puh...thank god as you got me worried there for a sec.
Matt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1553 times:
Would you rather I go back to airing my views on illegal immigration, Socialism, personal responsibility and other fun issues? I could if you like. I only backed away from those discussions to let the forum cool off and let some kind of civility return. But anyone who is ready to go another round, get the thread started.
And by the way, what's wrong with having pets and training them?