Do you agree with those adopters who think Persian cats cannot be trained? Do you have problem when you want to train your cats?
Our research team performed a lot of studies about Persian cats training techniques to fulfill this concern of their owners. By making some different situations for cats, we completely understood that Persian cats are incredibly smart. So, by following below instructions you can easily make a funny training experience with them to learn what you want quite quickly.
Before reviewing the below instruction, keep in your mind that Persian cats can be trained as same as the dogs, it means that they can learn from watching others. In the other words, by watching people, kids or even other dogs doing something, they would try to exactly do the same.
Now, you have to believe that training your Persian cat is really a fun and you can even share these moments with other members of your family to enjoy it.
What is the Operant conditioning technique?
According to B. F. Skinner study, Operant conditioning technique is a behavior modification technique by which each positive response is rewarded. It is a useful training technique, which is easier and more pleasant than trying to force an animal to do something. Operant conditioning training technique helps improve the human-animal relationship.
The most important point in this technique is using a gift as a reinforcer to motivate your Persian cat to do each step in the instruction.
Another point is not to get frustrated with your cat during training, Keep your mood light and encouraging, and you can see, her pleasant respond to your training instructions. Otherwise, your cat would ignore you and do not show any reaction.
The operant conditioning technique in brief is each time she does what you want, you reward her. And each time she gets a reward, she’s more likely to do the behavior again
1- What is the best reinforcer for perian cats?
As we mentioned above, in this technique you have to pair any respond of your Persian cat with a reinforcer to make her find the training a pleasant experience. You should watch your cat to discover her favorite body language and found what she really enjoys. Whatever motivates your Persian cat can be used as your reinforce. So, by using them frequently, it reinforces the message that the cat has done the right thing.
The reinforcer that you offer your Persian cat is so important. . It’s your job to experiment and find out what your cat enjoys doing.
The first gift that comes to your mind is probably the food. It is totally right but with some consideration. When you want to give food to your cat as her reiforcer, consider that this food shall be something special not just like the everyday food. You have to discover which kind of food your cat loves, then use it as a reinforce.
Another trick is to start training her when she is hungry. If you normally feed our Persian cat in the morning, plan to hold a five-minute training session that meal and then reward her the food. So find a time of a day that works best for you.
If your cat isn’t motivated by food, you’ll need to find some other reinforcer. For example, access to a screened-in porch or sitting on your lap or playing with a certain toy can be her favorite activities, So, you can reward her.
If you make a good relationship with your cat, sometimes she just does as you want to make you happy just because she wants to have an interaction with you. Be careful, not expect your cat to do this always. Even if your cat does this for your pleasant, try to make her happy by giving her a gift occasionally.
Be careful, if you cat stops responding to you, DO NOT FORCE HER OR PUNISH HER. It has really a bad effect on your relationship and your cat may refuse to continue training forever.
Keep in your mind that it is your duty to find another tasty reinforcer to motivate her to respond.