I just started clicker training with one of our cats and I’m optimistic. We’re at the very basic step at the moment – the cat (when hungry) is given a treat and a “click” at the same time. And this morning, I had an opportunity to test.
Both cats, Sophie and Sam, run outside for a few minutes in the morning and the young male wants to wander farther away than the female and stay out longer. Sophie is nervous and while always eager to run out the front door (not the back; the front, please), she is equally eager to return home. Sam, however, likes to loll about on the neighbor’s porch and stay out of viewing range. So after two sessions with the clicker over two days, I decided to try it. I went outside and clicked about three times. Out of nowhere, voila! Cat! So guess who got a treat?