Dogs are easy to train because they want to please their owners. That’s what makes cats so difficult to train because they don’t care about their owners. Yet it’s still possible to train a cat once you understand what motivates a cat to follow orders.

Unlike dogs, cats aren’t motivated entirely by food. Instead, cats want to be mentally engaged in any activity so you need to use a combination of treats and mental engagement to keep a cat amused. In most cases, you’ll find that your cat is actually training you to give it treats and keep it happy.

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