I absolutely love training with cats! How does one actually do that, you ask? The way I make the magic happen is with a high value food reward and a target stick. Cats respond best to positive reinforcement, just as dogs do. My target stick is like a magic wand to me - it can help me to make cats more social, reduce aggression, and teach fun behaviors like "sit" or "high five."
Cat training is perfect for working with bored/depressed cats because it teaches the cat a new enriching activity. It is great for shy or fearful cats because it strengthens the bond between cat and guardian. It can also work wonders with training cats to stop counter surfing, use a scratching post and not the couch, nail trims, and is an incredibly useful tool with cat introductions.
I often use clicker training during my behavior consultations because it is the most effective way to get a cat to understand what we are asking of them. Clicker training can help cats to overcome fear and aggression, it improves the relationship between the cat and the other human(s) and animal(s) in the home, and it can even help with litter box avoidance issues.
Clicker training is not just for dogs!