How to teach your ragdoll lie down

To teach your cat lie down, you will need. your ragdoll cat mealtime, a quiet room where your cat fell comfort, your spesific command (down) You say down to your cat, the reward ( your cat favorite food or special treats)

Gently sit the cat on the table at the edge nearest to you, and pet him so he is comfortable.

You hold the food reward in one hand slightly below and in front of the table (but not close enough that he can grab it), give the command "Your dog name, down."

When the cat lowers himself to reach for the food, hit the clicker (or use your positive sound) and say "down, good down." Immediately give him his food reward.

Eventually your cat should respond to the command "down" and a downward gesturing of your hand, without the food being held below the table's edge.

Once your cat has learned this behavior consistently, you no longer need to place him on a table.


2 Responses to “How to teach your ragdoll lie down”

Fin said...
April 21, 2009 at 6:11 AM

Hi nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my place. Come over anytime.

Ragdolls are real cute cats. ::Whispers:: I'm a sizable kitty at 13 pounds and I feel like cashmere too.

April 21, 2009 at 6:16 AM

Hi Ragdolls! Nice to meet you, we have followed you as per your request on Simply Siamese (we're the blog owners over there).

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