If you have a cat, it likely sleeps all day and then wanders around the house, making a mess wherever it goes. So the idea that you can train a cat might seem like science fiction anti you see the Big Apple Circus featuring trained cats.

Some of the tricks these cats do include a slalom through ladders, jump through hoops and scamper up a pole to a tiny platform before launching onto a pillow 20 feet below. If you can’t get your cat to use a litter box, you might be amazed that someone can get a cat to perform on cue.

To learn more about how to pick out circus cat performers, click here.