Vid We Love
Share this image

See a Bengal Named Boo Do Tricks for Food

This smart kitty sits, turns, lies down, high fives, and generally acts adorable on command.

Liz Acosta  |  Oct 11th 2012

You really can train cats! We’ve already seen it here a few times — from the Acro-Cats to toilet-trained cats, cats are showing dogs that they’re not the only ones capable of learning how to perform a certain action on command. So that myth that cats are dumber than dogs because you can’t teach them tricks? That’s going down to the drain — just ask any cat guardian who has successfully transitioned a kitty from the litter box to the porcelain throne. Sure beats taking the dog out for a walk!

Boo the Bengal is a one-cat show. Thanks to the guidance of his owner, Boo knows how to sit, beg, turn, shake, and lie down … all at his human’s request. As our Bengal-owning readers know, these fierce felines are spring-loaded with energy and a keen intelligence, so learning commands is a great way for them to exercise their minds. Boo certainly looks happy in this video as he performs a series of tricks for his human — he even takes a moment to bonk his hand lovingly and purr with contentment.

Why not teach a cat some tricks? If the process is full of positive reinforcement and builds on what the cat already likes to do, it’s a great opportunity for bonding, mental exercise, and receiving plenty of attention.

Boo the Bengal has certainly taught this old dog something new — cats can totally learn how to do things on command!

Via Pussington Post

Get Catster in Your Inbox!

Stay informed! Get tips and exclusive deals.

May We Also Recommend

Our Most-Commented Stories