Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waffles Wednesday: My First Day Of Clicker School


Um, hi everybuddy. Waffles here.

I started school today! And I didn't even have to ride the short bus like Katie said I would.

Katie's boyfriend, Spaghetti Bob, is registered therapy cat. So you KNOW he's gotta be really smart. He's a professional clicker cat. So today his human came over to the Townhouse to teach Glogirly and me how to use my new clicker.

Did you know that every time it clicks I get a treat? I think I'm going to LIKE this clicker stuff.


Glogirly says she likes the telescopey stick. But I tried to look at the moon through it and it didn't work. She also says she likes that it doesn't require any batteries to click.

My first lesson was pretty simple. Every time I touch my nose to the little green ball at the end of the clicker, Glogirly clicks it and immediately gives me a treat. No questions asked.


I don't get a treat though if I try to attack the green ball. I tried biting it. No treat. I tried hugging it. No treat. Just the nose touch gets me my treat.


So that's my first day at clicker school! Glogirly says I'm gonna be a really good student. Do you think she's going to assign me homework?

Pee S: This isn't a review or anything. We bought my clicker with our own green papers. The clicker people probably don't even know who I am. YET.




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54 comments:

Prancer Pie said...

Oh my cat! You is in clicker school? We hope you are on your best behavior, Waffles. We wouldn't want you to end up in the corner! MOL!

Happy Wednesday! (we voted again)

BoSoxAmy said...

Waffles, you're going to be a great student! You'll probably even be valedictorian!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! Ichiro got to go to clicker school and got lots of treats. But he got a little wild following it and the male made him go to close the earring stand and it fell over and scattered earrings and Ichiro. He's been less enthusiastic about since and the male hasn't been enthusiastic because one of the Woman's favorite earrings broke. So the moral of the story is, don't use the clicker toy when there are earrings around! Although they are fun to push around too...

Patty Woodland said...

Waffles, I love you.

Marcie said...

Sounds like your first class went very well...already figuring out what you can and can't do to earn a treat!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Waffles has a private tutor? And Spaghetti Bob no less? Awesome and say hi. I'm sure W will be an A + student.

Mikkie Schrader said...

Oh Waffles...I definately think you deserve some kinda reward for hugging the ball...maybe a hug back? ;)

Cascadian Nomads said...

Super fun, Waffles! Amelia (who is pictured in our post today) is a clicker cat too. She even has the same sticky-thingy as you!

Piranha Banana said...

Amazing! I would be interested to see all the things you learn!

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Ann Staub said...

Aw that is so awesome! I obviously know nothing about training cats because I've never seen one of those long telescope clickers before. Very cool!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

My human has one of those, but she has not tried it on any of us yet. She taught Binga to jump through a hoop without it. But then, Binga is a treat-addicted freak of nature.

PDX pride said...

Good boy, Waffles! We know you'll do just fine with clicker school! Tell Spaghetti-Bob's human hi from Tabby, please. :) (We're friends with him on FB.)

The Kitties of Purring Pines said...

Wow, Waffles! That's impressive! What does The Boss think?!?

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Mommy tried using the dog clicker with Tutu and every time she clicked, Tutu would cringe. After a day of clicking, she would hide when she saw the clicker.
Maybe Mommy needs your kind of clicker. Can you please let Mommy know where you bought yours (and if it can be bought online). Thanks!

Our email is : whisppy@gmail.com

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We hadn't seen a clicker with an approximation tool built in. Very nice. We can't wait to see how the clicker school works for you, Waffles!

Simba said...

I bet Glogirly is going to teach you to walk on a leash with that clicker, Waffles. I still say you look just awesome in that blue harness.

Hey, we never knew Spaghetti Bob was Katie's boyfriend! And that he lived nearby - so many blogosphere romances are loooooong distance.

The Island Cats said...

We went to clicker school for a little bit, Waffles. We failed. We hope you do better and get lots of treats.

We think the clicker Glogirly is using is better than the one we had...where'd she get it??

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Is Katie going to learn too? My Gracie was really good and started at when she was 8 years old.
You can teach an older cat new tricks, especially when they LOVE treats.
We have that clicker too. It's got a good sound. Some of the clickers are too loud and cats don't like them.
xxoo
Maggie

Kitties Blue said...

Waffles, what a good boy you are, and cute, as always. How many treats did you get? Dad bought Mom one of those clickers a couple of years ago. We told her where she could put it. Have fun! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Coralee Robichaud said...

That is the best school ever! Where do I sign up!
Finn

Jane said...

Sounds like fun! I'll do anything for a treat!

Nicola Carpenter said...

Wow, school sounds like an awful lot of work, but we like the sound of getting treat too.

The Paw Relations

Victoria Henderson said...

Waffles, you are so smart! Brains and looks! ♥
~Vicat

Judi said...

My Thunder is a clicker cat, and he did very well--doing obstacles--jumping through a hoop--then I got a dog that needed clicker training for behavior issues (mostly with Thunder) and that ruined it. Now, the dog wants to play clicker, too. (The good news is it did solve the behavior issues.)

I have had fantastic success with clicker training my horses.

Stephen Pelletier said...

Clicker for cats-- nice. Didn't realize it was possible. -SlimDoggy

Random Felines said...

good job Waffles - you are a quick study!!

The Florida Furkids said...

That looks cool. Maybe Mom should try it with Raz.

The Florida Furkids

Kristin Fields said...

Waffles, very impressive! I think you are going to be a natural. Beautiful photographs.

Oz theTerrier said...

Waffles, free treats just for touching your nose to the little green ball?!? Where do I sign up for clicker school?

Cleopawtra said...

Waffles I hope you like your training and all the treats you get. I learned to do tricks the clicker. It might be I was started very young six or seven weeks old. I was leash trained by four months. I can beg, fetch, shack paws and sit with hand and some vocal commands I've slowed down some, 15 years old and have cancer. Mom is letting me be a snooze bum in my old age. She tried to teach brat 3 years old, but she just doesn't get it. I think male cats are easier to train. least that what Mom and Pop thinks. All the males they have had they could train so easy the females not so good.

Mariodacat said...

WOW pal, I'm impressed. M bought a book on clicker training, for fortunately for me - she never read it. he he

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Very cool Waffles. Mom is going to suggest clicker training to New Dad Dave for Leo. We think Leo will do really well.

Carolyn Kristof said...

Are you going to be a Therapy cat someday like the pawesome S-Bob??? Do you think I could learn the clicky thing too? I want to be smarter than Harry and Tipp!
Dexter

Terri said...

Are you going to be a therapy cat, too? We think that would be awesome!

Amelia Hughes said...

This is PAWSOME. I am afraid Wubbikins might starve though because she just likes to bite everything...although Waffles may inspire her to learn!

D Ma said...

your homework is to read up on this fellow named pavlov.

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Waffles, that's so neat. You ought to me tired out after school - too pooped to disturb Katie. We're very proud of you!

Nature by Dawn said...

Fantastic! I've considered clicker training my dogs, but I couldn't get used to clicking instead of saying 'good boy' or 'good girl'. It seems, I need to condition myself to the clicker before I can train with the clicker. :)

Pasha said...

so how many treats did you get?

Rene said...

Wow, we haven't seen a clicker like that before. Benny is clicker trained for a number of tricks, but we just have the clicker unit, no green ball on a stick.

meowmeowmans said...

Wait. You get a treat if you touch your nose to the green ball? Each and every time? Really?

Moosey (who touches his nose to EVERYTHING) wants to know when HE can enroll in Clicker School. :)

Voting every day!

Ledfoots Pet Bakery said...

Sounds like you had a great first day of school. Keep up the good work.

CATachresis said...

I think Katie will have to revise her opinion of you Waffles!!! You will outwit her yet!! :)

ABBY said...

Good for your W2!
When Momma first looked at your picture we thought your collar said PUPPY and we wonder why you were in a puppy collar and then Momma put her glasses on. Yeah Momma it's always better when you use your glasses.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Hi everybuddy,

Some of you have asked where we got my clicker. So in case you stop back, Glogirly ordered it from Amazon. It's called a Clik Stik. Here's the linky:

Waffles' Clik Stik

love,
Waff

Nerissa said...

School? My mama home schooled me. Peep couldn't teach me a thing. Likely 'cause I'm way smarter than her. Hope you are a better student than I was. Bet you will be. You've got props and everything!

Purrs,
Nissy

katsrus said...

Waffles maybe you can teach my Tubby to use the clicker. LOL.
Sue B

Eileen said...

The short bus....MOL!

Have fun at school Waffles, we is sure you will gets straight A's!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Cathy Keisha said...

TW bought a cheap $1 clicker and I told her in no uncertain terms where to shove it. I never saw it again. End of story. Enjoy your treats.

Two French Bulldogs said...

No touch gets a treat! Nutty
Benny & Lily

waggfoods said...

Sounds like great fun! Does Katie join you in clicker school? (Although don't tell her I asked that or she might try clicking the end of my nose!)

Katie Isabella said...

I know my mommy wishes I would learn from clicker school but that would mean she'd have to teach me. xox

Holly APL said...

Waffles it seems like you have it figured out: don't bite the green ball and touch your nose to it = treats for you!!! :)

speedyrabbit said...

Good luck with school Waffles,xx Speedy