May 7 is celebrated as National Teacher’s Day. It’s an occasion designed to show gratitude and thanks towards the hard-working teachers in the world, but there’s nothing to stop us also using it as a prompt to present five tricks and commands that you can teach your cat–usually with the help of a bag of cat treats.
After all, you’re probably your cat’s favorite teacher, considering most kitties don’t go to school.
So pick up your lesson plan and get ready to teach your cat to do something amazing!
Teaching a dog to sit is seen as a classic training command over in the canine universe. Naturally, with cats being a whole lot smarter and superior to dogs, the command “sit” is something that felines can pick up too.
Key to the practice sessions seems to be smart use of a whole lot of treats. Check out the video above for a nice guide to mastering “sit.”
2. High Five
Impress friends and family the next time you host a party or gathering by teaching your cat to high five you on command.
This paw-some trick is apparently one of the easier moves to teach a cat. So take a look a the video above and give it a try!
If you dream of getting closer to your kitty and really snuggling up to them, try teaching the hug.
This time, a clicker is used to help show the cat that hugging is a good thing. The move can also assist cats who don’t seem to enjoy physical contact. Let the video above be your guide.
We’re back in the dog realm with the faithful command to fetch.
Applied to felines, you’ll want to make use of a favorite toy–or, as with the instructional video above, a crumpled ball of paper–to pull this one off.
5. Ring A Bell
Finally, if you really want to impress your fellow feline fanciers, go ahead and attempt to teach your cat to ring a bell.
Although heads up: If your kitty manages to master this move, it might become highly annoying very quickly. Take a look at the video above for the details.
Have you taught your cat an impressive trick or command? Let us know all about how you did it in the comments below!