Sunday, August 3, 2008

Silent Sunday on Frequently Feline:Cat Does Dog Tricks?

You can believe your eyes! Many cats love learning tricks! A great bonding builder, with a little purrsistance and encouragement, you too can teach tricks to your kitty. Astound your friends and bust that myth! Kizzy, an 8 year-old Bengal cat seems to be having a wonderful time, don't you think?


What kind of tricks would you teach your kitty? Leave a comment and let us know!

7 comments:

Vicki said...

This is just so adorable. It must have taken a lot of time and patience to teach this adorable kitty to do those tricks. I wish I had that kind of stamina.

Barb said...

My friend's grand daughter is wonderful with training her dogs and has also trained their cat do do similar tricks.

donna9331 said...

FASCINATING...I just want to know who taught Mouse Mouse to get me up between 4 and 5 AM on weekdays (Okay...better than an alarm clock for sure) but if he's that smart, why can't he know when it's Saturday and Sunday and I can sleep till 6? LOLOL

Rani said...

That is pretty impressive! Like many Ragamuffins, My Baby plays fetch with a whiffle ball but that's as close to doing tricks as we get.

Rani

Anonymous said...

Cats are so much smarter than we give them credit for. What a awesome cat and what a patient owner, you can see the love between them.

Nancy said...

This dear kitty is a smart one to do all those tricks! Isn't it wonderful to see a cat so well loved like that? I loved that video!

My cats love to play catch with dry food, but it has to be Sci*ence Diet round balls. They all come running to play. They sit there and will literally jump up and catch the balls and put them in their mouths with their paws! The one barely ever misses! I call him Dudley Shortstop! That is just one of the together activities I do with them. They get their play time every evening! Cats are just as smart as dogs....in their own way.

Anonymous said...

This kitty was trained using operant conditioning techniques. The cat performs these behaviors because each action will produce a reward, which is treats.

Our cats have been trained with this technique as well. They can do a high-five, wave, shake paw, rollover, sit, lay down, jump through hoops and over hurdles, turn around in a circle, open doors (lever type of handles), fetch and retrieve, drop a ball into a basket, touch a button to turn on a toy... too many to list.

Any cat - young or old - can learn these behaviors using operant conditioning. Try it, you'll be so amazed yourself!