Turns Out You Can Teach an Old Cat New Tricks
Believe it or not,
The study, led by
Dr. Lori Kogan of Colorado State University
published in the journal
, involved 100
The study's results suggest just about any cat can be trained, whether they're older or just super skittish. Kolus tells Zazie Todd, PhD, at Companion Animal Psychology that training sessions will likely help cats cope with stressful environments, like shelters:
"...even if a cat appears fearful initially, many are still trainable, and the social interaction can really help a cat adjust positively to the shelter environment."
The same could probably be said for a new home too. So don't think it's too late to get your cat trained up. All it takes is some dedication and practice.