Because we love our cats a great deal, our natural
tendency is to pamper them. We may think it is cute when cats show us what they
want by pawing at us or meowing excessively. We respond by giving the
cat what is wanted upon that cute
What is it?
learn they can
teach us when we let them in or out, give them food, and
pet them upon their request. Unfortunately, for some cats, this
power this leads to unwanted behaviors.
Everything in life is valuable to
the degree you don't have it.
During behavior modification programs, pets learn to value attention and
affection more because you give it
Invisible pet means the only time
attention and affection is lavished
on the pet is when the human
solicits the interaction, not when
the pet solicits it.
pet begins to learn to earn
affection by following
instructions, you begin to
"raise the bar" by asking
for more or better responses
for the same level of
Exceptions are that you treat the
cat as your best friend and shower
love on your cat when it is on your
terms for about 8 to 9 seconds.
Otherwise, you must ignore the cat.
The cat is just invisible. You don't
punish the cat. When you, as the
Positive Human Leader, decide to
give the cat attention on your
terms, even if 60 seconds after the
cat solicited it, you call the cat
to you. If the cat does not come
running to you, it means you have
not made your affection value and
rewarding enough for the cat to
crave getting it.
In a behavior
modification program, customized by
Dr. Rolan Tripp, after the pet
"passes" out of the "Invisible Pet
Test," you continue with a Learn to
Earn behavior modification method. The goal is for a pet to eagerly greet
you and want your affection and
attention. What is not wanted is
casual relationships during behavior
Learn to Earn means your cat
how to "sit" before attention, food, treats, going through doors,
getting toys, etc. As weeks go by, you can teach other new words such
come, sit, sit up, wave, and