Dogs often get all the praise for tricks, but guess what? Cats can be just as keen to show off some moves. And teaching them? It’s a cool way to bond, like this kitty and her human brother!
Check this out: On TikTok, Holly and her epic bro Luke thought, “I can make her better.” And they sure did! The clip shows Misty doing things like sitting, spinning, and even playing dead.
What’s the best part? Misty nailing her tricks or Luke’s big proud smile at the end? This video, shared in September, has already got over 25.1 million views.
Teaching a cat’s a bit different than a dog, but the main idea’s the same: rewards, being patient, and practice.
“The key to training any pet is to understand what motivates that pet,” Jenna Stregowski from Daily Paws says. “Dogs are stereotypically food-motivated and eager to please. Cats are often food motivated, but they may be pickier about the reward.”
Cats? They often think smarter, not harder. They’re not always about working hard for a snack. So, it’s key to keep your kitty’s brain busy when teaching, rather than just waving a treat.
Look at another video Holly shared on TikTok. Misty didn’t bother with fancy flips. She went straight for those yummy cat treats. Yup, Misty’s sharp and doesn’t mess around!
Thinking of teaching your cat at home? Stay calm, be kind, and watch out! Your kitty might pull some cute moves for some bonus treats.