Written By: Sweety
Use positive reinforcement to encourage fetching. Reward your cat with treats and praise when they show interest in the object or bring it back.
Select a lightweight, easy-to-carry toy. Cats have preferences, so experiment with different textures and shapes to find the toy that sparks their interest.
Begin with play sessions to introduce the concept of fetching. Engage your cat in interactive play using the chosen toy to build excitement.
Make fetching a fun experience. Use a playful tone, and let your cat associate fetching with enjoyable moments, creating positive reinforcement.
Encourage gradual retrieval. If your cat shows interest, gently guide them to bring the toy closer. Reward each step toward fetching with positive reinforcement.
Be patient during training. Cats learn at their own pace. If they lose interest, take breaks and resume later to keep the training enjoyable.
Use consistent commands. Choose a simple cue like "fetch" and repeat it consistently during play sessions. Cats respond well to repeated vocal cues.