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The Art of Training Humans

I'll just stay inside and play all day......

Come on! Play with me!!

Happy Monday!  Today’s blog is all about humans…..specifically “the art of people management” – a VERY big subject for those of us who do this activity on a full-time basis.   We have to begin training right off the bat when we come to live with them.  The key is allowing them to THINK they’re training us when it’s really just the opposite. 

We have the odds on our side in the beginning – after all – who can resist a cute kitten or puppy face?????  A little squeaky bark or soft meow and they’re putty in our paws! 

Sam and His Dad Playing on the Rug

Daddy "thinks" playing on the floor was HIS idea!

Does Daddy REALLY think he “decided” to play with me on the floor?  Or did I drag the toy over to him and look up at him with my golden eyes and look pitiful until he got down on the floor to play with me????  It’s all about training……

I had a bit more difficulty training Dad than Mom.  After all, Mom had been trained by previous cats she’d lived with so there wasn’t as much “work” required.  Dad had been previously trained by a dog – which is a whole other process and probably just as challenging!

I think I could maybe teach a class in “People Management” if someone ever opens up a Kitty Kat Kollege around here. 

So fellow cats and you dogs as well  – – – what was YOUR biggest challenge when training YOUR human(s)???  I can probably use your tips when I’m putting my training program together!

I already know the first thing I’ll tell my students…..The key to the whole process is patience…………and lotsa LOVE!

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (and future professor of Kitty Kat Kollege)