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 Post subject: Bengals doing... tricks?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:19 am 
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Hi everyone! I'm new and I don't actually have my bengal yet, but I pick him up in just two days! I AM SO EXCITED!!! Anyway, I have been told that Bengals can do 'dog like tricks'. Things like, 'sit' and 'roll over'. Is this true? If it is, does anyone have any advice on how to train them to do these things?

Let me know if I have things completely wrong and they don't do this at all :D

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:34 am 
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Olly can sit and play fetch. He will only sit if I have a treat in hand and will only fetch if he wants to. I can't really give you any hints on how to go about it as he did it all on his own. The sit he learned from watching the dogs do it to get treats. The fetch was all on his own. :wink:

Most of the time he will do what I say when when I snap my fingers and point like my dogs do. Like if I want him to get down from somewhere all I have to do is snap and point down.

You should youtube cat tricks... :wink:

Here is a bengal on there that can do tricks...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gKPpXkPzFA

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:33 am 
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Hello and welcome :D

Our little Belle will happily play fetch for hours with her bell on a piece of red ribbon (from a Lindt easter bunny!). Mungo hasn't quite caught on to the retrieving bit yet. He fetches and then tries to eat it.

They both know that when they're told to go to their tray that it's food time and if anybody gets in the way then they get trampled on. They run there and sit and wait while I put the food into their bowl.

Looking forward to seeing pics of your new fur baby :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:11 am 
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goblin will stand back on his back feet, and follow on command (most of the time)

i found the book "train your cat in 10 minutes" to be really helpful. it also focuses on making it "fun" for the cat. when goblin sees me get the clicker out he goes absolutely mad knowing that treats are forthcoming!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:17 am 
Any pictures, two days? You lucky thing, i have 5 weeks to wait :?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:32 am 
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I also found that book very handy, i bought it from 'Pets at Home'. Although I dont think I will toilet train my two.

good luck

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:58 am 
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no, i definately didnt like the sound of toilet training but i liked that she works so hard to treat cats as indeviduals, (some respond to vocal commands, others prefer hand signals etc.)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:32 am 
Can you train them to put their toys away? :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:50 am 
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Thank you so much for all the advice :) I can't wait to train the little thing into a highly talented circus cat 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:14 pm 
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actually my goblin does put his toys away!

if by "put his toys away" you mean grab anything in the room that isnt nailed down and drag it too his bed...

including dvds off the shelf, 2 Wii remotes, my sewing bag...


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:33 pm 
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BenLinz wrote:
actually my goblin does put his toys away!

if by "put his toys away" you mean grab anything in the room that isnt nailed down and drag it too his bed...

including dvds off the shelf, 2 Wii remotes, my sewing bag...


haha i knew that they were mischievous, but goblin sounds like he is extra cheeky :lol: so cute that he is trying to help clean up :wink: all this makes me so much more excited for my baby to come on thursday!!! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:53 pm 
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sally it is probably the best decision you have ever made in your life. i cant wait to hear loads and loads of stories about your own little monsters games and troublemaking...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:43 am 
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i hope to train mine to do all the 'walking' tricks - heel, stay, come and all that. am being too optimistic?

i get my baby grrrl on oct 10. so long away.
here she is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grantmr/2733758995/


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:52 am 
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grantmr wrote:
i hope to train mine to do all the 'walking' tricks - heel, stay, come and all that. am being too optimistic?

i get my baby grrrl on oct 10. so long away.
here she is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/grantmr/2733758995/


haha i have the same sort of goals. optimism is always good :D

oct 10th will come so quickly! i just got mine today and i LOVE him :D


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