I Train My Cats With PSYCHOLOGY

Can you train a cat? It turns out that, with a little psychology, you bet you can! Through associative learning, you can condition your cat to do just about anything. Come when called, give you a high five, do your taxes…well maybe not that last one.

On this episode of Micah Psych, join Micah as he attempts to teach Bill and Loki how to come when called. Armed with Pavlov’s theory of Classical Conditioning and a boatload of cat treats, will Micah be able to teach the cats this trick? Will psychology prevail? You’ll have to watch til the end to find out! This experiment was a ton of fun and easy to do. If you’ve never trained a pet, hopefully this video gives you a starting place with useful instructions and tips on how to do simple cat training. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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25 Responses

  1. Darren Welton
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    BILL FOR THE WIN!!!!!!!

  2. Katzenworld Blog
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    thanks for uploading this!

  3. Jericho & Thunder The 2 Gray Cats
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    Way to go Bill! ❤️

  4. Jericho & Thunder The 2 Gray Cats
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    Your cats are gorgeous!

  5. Soumen Das
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    Pls do the oprand conditioning. 😃

  6. Juan Pablo Grajales Canseco
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  7. Joaquin Elio
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    1 It´s not psychology, too basic neuron connection
    2 They were no trained… yet. They are smart and came just to test you (THAT´S psychology )and see if the food was there. Do this again and they will discard your triggers forever.

  8. Susan Martin
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    This is my most favorite production from Micah and Alison. Can i adopt Bill? Loki is great, but Bill is my kind fo guy! xoxoxo G

  9. La Passaran
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    Excellent experiment, and you called both of them at the end 🙂 That's cool, cats can be trained too!

  10. Im Real Liam Neeson
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    Loki o/
    Bill hates you probably 🙂

  11. Carrie McK
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    My favorite Micah Psych video yet!! Gorgeous costars too. I’m glad Bill caught on!

  12. 01001110 01010101 01001100 01001100
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    hmmmm hunger as a motivator? Is that why we live paycheck to paycheck?

  13. 01001110 01010101 01001100 01001100
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    I taught my cat's how to play fetch. Wasn't too hard.

  14. Noah McCann
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    Could this be used as a way to reduce negative behaviors? We have a rabbit who wanders our house and is just the worst when it comes to chewing things she shouldn’t. Punishment doesn’t seem to phase her, but she does love treats…

  15. ruggburne
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    Is Bill deaf?

  16. KiloSierraAlpha
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    That was so awesome!

  17. ARTexplains Science and History
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    Loved it, great video

  18. Neurotyczny Kot
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    one is smarter… and i'm not talking about Loki :3

  19. yoshi8799
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    Do you think if you did it enough without giving the treat, they will eventually become de-conditioned?

  20. The Rewired Soul
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    Hahaha I love this! I'm definitely going to try it with my cat. I'm a mental health YouTuber as well and talk a lot about psychology and neuroscience. I'd love to collab with you all some time if you're interested 🙂

  21. Lea Heart
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    Micah; the crazy cat man😂 Great video! Very creative way of explaining the psychology of pets❤️

  22. Ana Simal
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    Great video x) and I have a question. Can you do classical conditioning with a person or even with yourself?

  23. Spikeygal
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    I love this video. Fantastically done!

  24. John Mandryk
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    Bill is a strong independent feline and ain't playing your game.
    OR Bill hates that noise and his theory 1 is that you only make it with those treats, so if he stops eating the treats you will stop.. Realizing that isn't working, Bill correctly determines that if he comes to you, the noise will stop.. Option three would be throttling you in your sleep- cat logic

  25. I P-L
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    Epic ending!

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