Started - Feline specific vocabulary
Can you hear me now?
How your kitten learns is more about vocabulary than volume. Decide
on the words, hand motions, and other body language you want
your kitten to learn.
deliberate and consistent in how you move your body when you are
teaching your kitten. Your body language and facial expressions can
work with you or against you when teaching pets.
Write down the
words you want to teach your kitten and share with the family. Post
the words on the refrigerator to help everyone be consistent. Consistency
helps your kitten learn more quickly.
Words to consider teaching: Sit, Wave, Bat, Bow, Creep, Drop, Over, Sit-Up,
Kennel, Roll, Stay, Rub Noses, Lick, Jump, Under, Over, On Top, Mat,
Fetch, Catch, Pounce.
Avoid words with the
letter "s" and the letter "f" because they have hissing sounds which are
naturally aversive to cats. Use these words as corrections.
For example use, "Scoot," to mean - move out of my way, and
"scat" to mean - get off a table or counter.
carefully to your kitten's purr. Learn to murmur sweet nothings in
your kitten's ear and rub foreheads to show affection.