We have two seven-months old male cats who live inside. Both are playful and curious and need a lot of activity. First, I only wanted to leash-train them and thus ordered the Clicker-package, but there is so much more to clicker training! I‘m very pleased. It was wrapped ecologically and beautifully and I love the little bag the clickers came in. It took a bit of a learning curve how to use it (I’m a new cat mom and don‘t have loads of cat knowledge, but the friend with which I live has a lot), however the booklet and Julie’s videos instruct you very well. Our cats reacted fast and positively. I think this is because they enjoy a couple of extra snacks, not just the activity. Since winter is approaching and we can’t go outdoors anymore, it is becoming almost a daily routine to train the high-five . We‘re training more with the regular clicker (not the pointer-stick) as of yet, but I‘m sure we‘ll come to that soon.
I know I could have jut gone out and bought a standard clicker to start with, but I love how this one comes with the target stick as well as they make it super easy for you to just hop right in and start. Not to mention its all cat specific, since most resources out there talk about training dogs.
I was looking for a way to work with my two semi-feral foster kittens so that they would be easier to manage. I worked on using the want to tap on the floor so that they would follow it wherever I tapped around the room. The point was to get them out of hiding. Othello caught on right away but Zillah seemed afraid of the little ball on the end and wasn't too cooperative. We made some progress but--happily---they were adopted today so it will be up to their Furrever family to continue the training. I found the little booklet very informative and easy to follow. We'll see what I can teach the next batch of kittens!
I use the clicker to manage my two 5 month old kittens - my partner isn't the best about one click one treat so pointer use becomes more like playtime. But it's always invaluable.
Easy to use, my foster cats love learning tricks! My current foster came to me with a pretty significant nipping problem, which we're still working on, but I noticed a marked improvement in his behavior within days of starting clicker training with him. He purrs the whole time we work on tricks!