Believe it or not, most cats can be
taught using an incentive plan and enjoy the
mental stimulation and attention.
a teachable moment when your kitten is hungry
and looking for attention.
Teach your kitten to do specific things to earn your
attention. Offer treats to keep your kitten's
attention for the lesson. Learning new things
enriches your kitten's spirit and your
Start simple. Show your kitten a very tasty
treat to get undivided attention on the treat.
Allow the kitten to lick it as you SLOWLY move
the treat slightly up and back
over the kitten's head as if stroking the
Move as slowly as it takes to
keep the kittens tongue on the treat.
Done correctly, the kitten will sit
automatically because it's easier as the nose
Release the treat as soon as the kitten sits and
praise. If the kitten stands up, the treat is
too high. If the kitten keeps walking backwards,
try the lesson with your kitten in a corner.
For your Education...
Late Socialization: 9 to 16 weeks old:
AAFP. (2004). Feline Behavior