I always wanted to create this video but I dislike video editing or I don´t enjoy it as much as I love to play with other graphic tools. Anyway, I´ve done it now. I mentioned several times that I do practice tricks with my cat and that she is kinda talented but I just have shown you images but not videos. I always wanted to record one of our training sessions. Now I did that and you can see some minutes of our training unit in the following video…
In this training session we did practice “sit”, “give me paw”, “give me five”, “come here” or “jump here”, “stand up” also known as “imitate the meerkat”, “turn around” and “lay down”. When I did hold my flat hand on the couch at the end of the video, she usually would lay down but she turned around which is wrong and I accidentally rewarded her with a treat which was wrong as well. But apart from the few mistakes, we had a good training unit and she is very good. It´s all about hand gestured and speaking but I noticed that cats or at least my cat is more keenly to my hand gestures or body language. We by the way don´t do clicker training, we do the old-school kind of training with treat rewards, in case you did wonder.
One of the facts about cats is, that they can learn tricks as a dog. Many people think that it is bad to teach a cat tricks but I do think it is not bad to engage cats with tricks. So if you are interested too, I wrote some articles about cat tricks and there might be more in the future.
At the end I also want to say that it is cool, that you can choose music for your uploaded videos in the YouTube music library. I have chosen a song by the Lounge Art Ensemble and the song is called “Cats and Kittens”. Not only the name of the song fits, the style of the musics fits to the video pretty much as well. I think that kind of jazzy style fits to a cat movie, what do you think? And did you laugh about my cat training video or did you like it? I hope you had to laugh. But you can tell me your opinion in the comment section, I mean if you like, ok? 🙂