Teaching your Cat to “Sit”

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Definition:

The cat’s hind end is touching the ground

How to Teach:

Sit: Stand or sit next to or in front of the cat, holding your clicker and treats. If you have treats that he wants, then the cat will wait for you to give him one. While he is waiting he will sit. When his hind end touches the ground, click and treat (C/T), placing the treat in a location where he will have to get up to eat. Again stand or sit next to or in front of him, he will again sit and again you C/T.

Adding the cue: You are ready to add the cue when the cat begins to offer the sit all the time. Say “sit” as the cat’s hind end touches the ground. After a few sessions you can begin to say “sit” before the cat sits. Remember that the cat should be offering the “sit” before you start using verbal cues.

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