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Has anyone trained a cat? I mean really trained a cat... To do things like a dog does... Rollover, sit, etc. I imagine it would take a lot of patience, but it seems like it would be a really cool trick to show people.
 

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cats unlike dogs do as they please , i dont think iv ever seen one really trained iv seen them chase things and bring it back, but not do anything other then that.
 

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Cats make their own rules, dogs follow rules set. People have successfully trained cats, but you have to work it on their basic instincts, on their own time. I think what some people do, is when a cat chooses to sit, they put a human word to that, being "sit", and give them a treat. Then they start sitting on "command".
 

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Cats are trainable. But the methods used for dogs may not apply. It takes patience and knowing the cat very well. What motivates the cat, what kind of things the cat likes to do, have to be taken into consideration.

Family pets should not be used as entertainment to "show people" unless the cat is gregarious by nature. I have one cat who loves to show off to company, but the other two do not care for company.
 

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Mostly, cats doing incredible thing are in their own will and talent, most cats have rules for their own world.
 

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Cats are trainable. But the methods used for dogs may not apply. It takes patience and knowing the cat very well. What motivates the cat, what kind of things the cat likes to do, have to be taken into consideration.

Family pets should not be used as entertainment to "show people" unless the cat is gregarious by nature. I have one cat who loves to show off to company, but the other two do not care for company.
Oh come on... The cat gets sit around all day while other members of the household work. That money goes to food, treats, litter, Revolution, etc. The least he can do is sit when a guest is around. LOL! ;)
 

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The most I've ever seen is a potty trained cat and some that sit and beg for treats but usually I try to train and I get a tail in the air and it walks off. It's just in their nature of "what's in it for me"
 

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My cat is extremely food driven. If you have a treat he will sit, stand on his hind legs, and turn in a circle on command. I did not do much to teach him this. The first one he learned was sit. If I said "sit" and he sat, he would get a treat. He figured this out very quickly and from there it was easy. He will not do any of these if you don't have food.
 

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Youko sits up when she sees food. I'm not sure how to teach it because I'm pretty sure my dogs taught her that.
 

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If training your cat to sit, stay and heel is your goal, perhaps you should get a dog. If you're like me, you admire your cat for being a cat and you want him to behave as nothing other than a cat, but a well-behaved one.
 
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