Cat Sitting-Fundamentals Explained
Cats learn to do tricks differently from dogs. A cat does not want to please you as a dog does. Your cat is motivated by the reward it gets, so you will need to reward it with a favorite treat and train it when it is hungry. Teaching a cat to sit is one of the easiest tricks for your cat to learn, but it should be remembered that a younger cat will generally learn more easily and quickly than an older cat.https://www.furwy.com/en/s/cat-sitting offers excellent info on this.
Start your training session in a quiet place, and pick a time when you are alone with your cat so there are no distractions. Your training session should last only a few minutes to prevent your cat getting tired or cross. It should be a fun time for both of you. Have some of your cat's favorite treats on hand. Make sure the treats are small in size so your cat does not confuse it with its regular meal. Start when your cat is in a standing position.
Take a small treat in your hand and stand in front of your cat. Get its attention by saying its name, then hold the treat in front of its nose so it can smell it. The cat's focus should be on the smell of what you are holding. As soon as your cat is showing an interest in the treat, slowly move the treat upwards and back to a point between its ears, at the same time saying "sit." Keep the treat within one to two inches from the cat at all times. Your cat will naturally sit as it tries to follow the path of the treat as you move it in this way. As soon as it sits praise your cat and give it the treat.