Great Scott Dog Training offers cat training services to pet owners in Florida. Contrary to popular opinion, cats are very much trainable. However, it is true that they have their own way of looking at the world. While in some ways one can apply certain training strategies that apply to dogs, there are other things that will never work for a cat.
Both cats and dogs, like all animals, will only do what works. From an animal’s perspective, why would you spend time and energy on an unsuccessful strategy? Cats are best trained by using reward-based methods like clicker training, food, and positive experiences.
A lot of cat/cat or cat/dog introductions go awry because the needs of a resident cat were not fully appreciated. Cats usually take a long time to warm up to anything new. Some cats are very choosy about the litter they like, and they have preferred places for scratching posts and cat trees.
Most cats like to play. It’s just that, many times, we humans don’t play in a way that the cat appreciates. Just like dogs, cats need to be exposed and socialized early. Cats can be taught to walk on a leash, hang out in a carrier while driving in the car, ride in a stroller, sit for their food, and lots of other cool stuff. They enjoy playtime with their owner and love to learn.
If you’re interested in our dog and cat training services, give us a call or send us a message. Our pet trainer offers private and group lessons tailored to your pet’s individual needs. Contact us today for pet training rates and other details. We hope to hear from you soon!