Dogs are renowned for learning lots of tricks, but finding a cat who can do the same ones is a bit unusual. Meet Didga, a pretty tabby and white feline who gives her canine buddies a run for their money in the tricks department.
Their owner obviously spends a lot of time with his pets, whom he calls "puppies." Yep, even the cat. Rottweilers Lucy and Phoenix have been trained very well, but they can't outdo their feline friend.
Teaching a cat to roll over is actually quite simple, but it does take consistency and a lot of patience.
The first thing to teach is the "down" command. To teach your cat to down, gently push her into a sitting position and then push gently on her shoulders while also lowering your closed fist and saying, "Down." As soon as she is down, reward her with lots of treats, praise and petting.
You can teach your cat to roll over the same way Phoenix does. From the down position, hold up a treat over his head and gradually move it to the side farthest away from you.
You can see the owner's hand holding a treat and luring the dog to follow it. Do the same thing with your cat.
Over she goes! If you are patient and consistent with your treats and praise, your kitty will be rolling over in no time.
Didga looks up expectantly, knowing a treat will follow.
Watch the video and share it with your friends. Do you think the owner actually trained his cat to roll over, or do you think she learned from watching the dogs?