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January, 2011 Issue

Here, Kitty, Kitty: Will She Listen to You?

Training your cat to come to you is easier than you think. And this “trick” may one day save her life. Here’s why.

There’s a lighthearted saying that goes something like this: “Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you.” For anyone who has ever shared their home with both canine and feline friends, you know this statement is true! But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can use a training method like “clicker training” or “target training” to reward your cat when she performs a certain task. The clicker [an inexpensive, hand-held device that makes a distinct “clicking” sound] can tell a cat that she just did something her person liked and a treat is coming.

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