Why We Love Cats and Dogs
Video: Cat Agility Show

Can cats be “trained”? The motivation that drives them may be different than for dogs, but these talented felines can navigate an agility course.

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  • Reddd

    This cat is doing what it wants. You can’t train them!

  • Julie

    depending on the cat and the amount of time spent loving and caring for it, they can be trained just like a dog. They have the ability to want to please their caretakers too!

  • Laura

    Go Rusty!! You are awsome kitty!!

  • Ellen

    I have seen cats do some amazing tricks on ‘America’s Got Talent’ and in some circuses that has been featured on TV. So they are capable of being trained, it just depends on the cat and the owner!

  • Julie B

    Captain Fantastic’s (Bengal) half brother, Dharma, is very proud.

  • Linda

    I have video of my cat doing trained agility at http://www.youtube.com/CatTrainer

  • naeem

    dogs are okay but i like cats better

  • Kenney Griffiths

    What kind of cat is this spotted cat that is pictured in the “Cat Agility Show” ?? Thanx

  • Judith

    That gorgeous spotted cat is a Bengal. Its color markings are called rosettes.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_(cat)

  • Judith

    Try this link instead of the one I posted earlier:
    http://tibba.8k.com/

  • Kenney Griffiths

    Judith, Thanks for the links; they were very helpful. Are there any general disposition characteristics for Bengal cats? Comments from anyone that has experience will be appreciated.

  • DUSTIN MOISER

    THAT IS AWESOME. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A BIG THANKS OUT TO DONALD AND SHANNON THEY OWNED THE SPHYNX CAT MEME SHE WAS THE TORTIE FEMALE. SHE IS ALREADY A CHAMPION THEY HAVE DID SUCH WONDERFUL WORK WITH HER. SHE WAS BOUGHT FROM ME AT MOISERSPHYNX. U CAN VISIT MY WEBSITE AT http://WWW.MOISERKENNELS.COM GREAT JOB SHANNON AN DONALD

  • Barb

    Rusty, you are awesome, Mr. Man! You run so fast you make me look lazy. — from your sister and litter mate, Skye

  • megzzzzzzz

    i wish my cat was that smart and cute! LOl lov this viD!!!!!!1!!!!!!

  • Ann

    If you like smart, energetic cats, then Bengals may be for you. But they can talk a lot. When mine was a kitten I was privileged to get a taste of what her wild ancestors were like. She was all over the place; up high, under covers, practicing her ambush skills and adept at protecting her food dish. They bond closely with their owners. Some walk on leashes. And they are attracted to water; some even swim.

  • Andrea

    The Bengal is beautiful. Does anyone know what kind of cat the orangey one is, featured from about 1:25 to 1:35 in the video above? We love its “cattitude”. Thx.

  • Rachel

    The orangey one looks like an Abysinnian to me, but not sure. I have two beautiful Bengals who I love very much! To tag answer the above post, they are very vocal! Both of my babies talk a whole lot! When they want something they talk to you! They have different cries just like a baby does for their different needs & it’s easy to tell just what they want! They are smart, watch tv, get into everything, eat everything….be careful, my male ate a push pin & almost had to have surgery. They are attached completely to eachother & must be together alot, & really need a good amount of attention & interaction with thier people :) I am teaching mine to walk on a leash now & it’s going very well! They both took to the leash right away, I just have to get them over their fear of strange people & places & then they could go anywhere! My male is also learning how to sit & lay down! He does very well!! Oh & they play fetch naturally on their own…paper balls tend to be the favorite for this game!

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    I agree with Julie – depending on the cat and the amount of time spent loving and caring for it, they can be trained just like a dog.

  • angelo

    i believe we can train cats a few tricks, but they are in the lions and tigers species. they are born to be wild. even though you train them, sooner or later they will do what they want to do.

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  • Lenore

    My siamese is very smart, and we play fetch all the time.

  • No Training Here

    I think you can train cats, sure, but there is no training going on there. Luring is not training. What a disgrace to the sport of agility…

  • siamese cats

    I’ve heard all varieties of opinions from people about the Siamese breed of cat: they’re cantankerous, loud, mean, unlovable, cruel, and absolutely hate people. Now, I’ve always been more of a dog person than a cat person, AND I’m allergic to cats, so I’d be the easiest to convince that these animals are terrible. But in my lifetime I have known 3 gorgeous, sweet and loveable siamese cats who in all honesty have been my most favorite individual pets in memory. And they’re the reason why I got a Siamese myself, when I finally made the decision to get a cat of my own. And compared to the other breeds of cats that my friends own, Oz is the biggest lap-cat (even while still a rowdy kitten!), the most huggable, kissable, pick-up-able little creature I have ever known. The first time you meet him he’ll play with you for half an hour, then curl up in your lap and fall dead asleep.
    Are people just getting these opinions from the Siamese cats in the movie 101 Dalmations?

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  • Shaw-T

    We see trained large cats, don’t we? Therefore, their smaller cousins can be trained, too. :-)

  • Cynthia

    Hi i have a silverback marble bengal i am looking for some where in Melbourne Australia to do cat agility.. Does anyone have any suggestions?? What a gorgeous benagl

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