Ragdoll training is essential.
Although Ragdoll is notoriously good-tempered and docile, some basic training is still necessary for the most domesticated cats, or you want your Ragdoll to be different. Training is even more essential. Then, How should Ragdoll be trained? Is Ragdoll good for training ?
How to train Ragdoll to sit down
It is easy to tell the dog to obey the order and sit down consciously, but it takes a little time for the cat to obey the order to sit down. During training, the owner can squat down and put his hands on Ragdoll’s back near the back feet and say “Sit down” to it. If Ragdoll sits down, he should immediately praise it and caress it, but don’t reward it with food immediately.
After a while, you can say “stand up” to Ragdoll and let go of your hand, while rewarding Ragdoll with something he usually likes to eat. Repeat this practice and gradually increase the time of pressing your hands on your back to increase the time Ragdoll sits down. After a period of time, you can perform training without pressing your hands on Ragdoll’s back. During training, if Ragdoll stands up halfway, he must immediately take it back to its original place and sit down, and strictly say “sit down” to him, and then repeat the previous training.
After a period of about one to two weeks of training, Ragdoll can generally start to obey orders. At this time, you can change from “sit down” to “up” command when Ragdoll is sitting, let Ragdoll gradually distinguish the “sit down “or “up” command, and then you can start training for other commands.
How to train Ragdoll to grab a wooden post
Ragdoll likes to use his claws to scratch objects, such as tree trunks or wooden utensils, and sometimes also scratches on the ground.
Ragdoll also has such a habit when picking up objects: always like to pick up at the same place or place. This is because Ragdoll’s feet are rich in glands that can secrete thick and odorous fluids. In the process of scratching, rubbing on the surface of the object being scratched, the smell of these mucus will attract the cat to come to the same place to scratch again. For domestic cats, if you don’t pay attention to the training of Ragdoll, it will often happen to scratch the furniture and scratch the floor.
Before training, you should prepare a wooden pole, about 70 cm long and 20 cm thick, and fix it upright near the cat litter to facilitate Ragdoll’s scratching. The texture of the wooden pillars should be firm. During training, bring Ragdoll to the wooden post, grab the two front legs of Ragdoll with both hands, and place the two forefoot on the wooden post to simulate Ragdoll’s grasping action, so that the secretions from the glands on Ragdoll’s feet can be coated. On the wooden post. After many training sessions, coupled with the attraction of secretions, Ragdoll will scratch on the wooden posts. After getting into the habit, Ragdoll will no longer scratch on the furniture.
For the Ragdoll who has developed the habit of scratching furniture, during training, you should first cover the outside of the scratched furniture with plastic boards, wood boards, etc., and then place a solid wood post or board at an appropriate position in front of the scratched furniture., And then use the same method as above to train the cat to scratch on wooden posts or boards. After Ragdoll develops the habit of scratching on wooden posts or boards, you can slowly move the posts or boards until it reaches the place you think is suitable. The distance should not be too large each time you move the wooden pillars or boards, 5 cm 10 cm is appropriate, and you must not rush.
Ragdoll is easier to train than other cats, because Ragdoll obeys the owner’s arrangements docilely, but there are also some naughty Ragdolls who do not obey the owner’s arrangements. The owner should be more patient and not beating or scolding.