Clicker Training for Clever Cats: Learning Can Be Fun! by Martina Braun

By Martina Braun

There's a approach to studying to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. it really is known as "classical conditioning," and is utilized in a really particular manner as a part of clicker education. each click on ends up in anything optimistic for the cat: a deal with, a cuddle, a favourite video game. simply because cats are clever, they quick comprehend what sort of habit will get them a click on and a present, and they'll scan that allows you to discover what else may perhaps paintings. This handbook explains what classical conditioning includes, why it really works with each cat, easy methods to keep away from blunders, and the way to exploit rewards adequately and advance chains and sequences of habit, in addition to small tips.

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Step 4: The next step to be trained is for the cat to learn to take an object in his mouth. Throw kitty a furry toy mouse. ) Give a click for following the toy mouse, or even any move towards it. Step 5: Join the separately trained action segments together. You throw the toy mouse, which the cat will follow and pick up, then he’ll move towards you, or rather come to you, in order that he can drop the mouse and receive a reward. Step 6: Now start to assign a name to the action. ’? As always, the command is given before the action is carried out, and before the click.

Please be aware of this possibility, giving some thought to whether it might be worth the effort to try and help your little darling. You have a tool which you can work with. Now all you need is a little time, and a little more patience. I’m not able to describe every possible situation in detail within the confines of this book, therefore I’ll use the frequently occurring fear of visitors as an example. It doesn’t matter what other fears and anxieties a cat suf fers from, the characteristic behaviour is always the same.

And then you will understand why so few dogs are able to ‘fetch’ properly. ‘Fetch’ is a chain of behaviour, because it consists of several different actions: picking up an object, holding onto the object, coming towards the owner whilst carrying the object, and finally letting go of the object. Step 1: As soon as your playful moggy happens to have an object in his mouth, you make a click. ) Once more, I remind you that the click is ending the action! A cat who is already familiar with the clicker will drop the object on the ground in any case, because he is expecting a reward from you after the click.

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