Hey everyone, welcome back to my hobby and leisure blog. Me and my girlfriend were just having a discussion about our cat, and how we haven’t been able to play with him as much lately due to work. This is worrisome to be, as our kitten is still quite young so training is very important right now. When we first got him we focused a lot on training, especially when it came to feeding and going outside. You have to instill some basic good behaviour in your animal when it is quite young, as this behaviour will be beneficial in training during its life.
Whether you have a dog or a cat, there are some basic things you should teach it at a young age in order for it to be a basic thought for them growing older. TO me, one of the most important things to teach your animals is that when you get feed, the have to sit before getting food. This teaches your animal not only to be obedient when you feed it, but it also helps to cut down on begging. Another important lesson to teach you animals involving sitting is to always sit at the door before going outside or inside. This makes sure that your animal doesn’t run out of the door when the door is open and that when they come back inside they won't bring anything unwanted with them.
When I was younger and training my dogs for our farm, I tried to focus a lot on hand signals. This was very good for getting the dogs attention, and something that you can build on through their lives. What techniques do you use when training your dogs and cats? Let me know in the comment section below, and stay tuned for my next post!