I haven't had a kitten of my own since prior to vet school--and man have things changed! I've never attempted to teach a cat anything other than to stay off of the counter and to use the litter box.
I invite you to follow me as I catch up with trends in the veterinary world as they relate to cat and kitten care. I've been introducing her to puzzle toys and loading her into her carrier for visits around town.
Things I'm working toward:
1. Have a socially well-adjusted cat that handles car rides, her cat carrier and strangers without getting worked up.
2. Eliminating the cat food bowl. I'd like to use puzzle toys and food rewards for training to provide mental stimulation and keep her skinny.
The photo below is of Sparrow checking out her Twist n' Treat puzzle toy. The more she bats it around, the more food falls out. As she understands the toy more I can twist it tighter so the kibble is harder to get out.
Join Sparrow and me on our adventures in kitten training. I'm curious to hear stories of your successes too.