Getting Started - Teaching sit to say, "Please."
Don't force your
kitten to do what you want. Instead, withhold what your
kitten wants if he/she doesn't do what you want.
Think of it as a game you and your cat play. Your cat must
figure out what you want to get what he or she wants from you.
Help your kitten's success by using a food lure to
initially teach your kitten to do things you want such as coming
or sitting on cue.
Keep it fun and interesting for both of you.
When you change your behavior, you can change a pet's
Your kitten will learn to respond to your hand movements much
quicker than to your words. That's one reason why using
food lures helps speed up the learning process.
Once your kitten knows the word, sit, make "sit" the "password"
or the "please" before greetings, attention, meals, treats, entries
and exits, etc. Reinforce your kitten's learning often with
lessons and treats.