Cat owners often have problems with their cat’s behavior. This might be scratching furniture, meowing too loudly or the bringing of unwanted “gifts” to the doorstep or kitchen floor. Some despair that training their cat effectively is next to impossible. New pet training methods focus on the rewarding of positive behavior and cats can definitely respond to this.
Click training can help to teach your cat to consistently repeat desired behaviors and reduce the unwanted ones. An example of this is ignoring the cat while it is standing over the dead bird on the kitchen floor and rewarding it for playing with a ball or toy immediately afterwards.
To do this effectively you need to ignore the cat while it is standing by the unwanted gift. It is important not to shout at it and tell it you don’t want dead birds in your kitchen. As soon as the cat moves away introduce the toy and give the cat plenty of praise and attention.