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Hi all,

I just need to brag a bit about my Fred. He has always liked his crate, but now has learned a new trick. If we have to go somewhere I will put his crate in the living room, and call him. He comes when I call, and will stand outside the crate until I say "please get in", steps in and lays down just as easy as pie while I zip it up!

I was able to show off his brilliance to my unbelieving family this past holiday. I have never had a cat do this in my life, usually I have to leave the crate out for a few days so they get used to it enough that they aren't hiding to avoid going somewhere.

I think I should teach him more tricks!
 

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Fred is amazing. Can he come over to my house to talk to my cats?
 

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I sure wish Autumn was like that. I have had to cancel many vet appointments cuz I couldn't get her into the carrier and I do leave it out for days before the appt.
 

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My Bat is a very smart cat, sharp as a tack, but he's very spirited. XD Can't get him to listen to me at all. That's really awesome that he listens though!
 

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That's fantastic! Ours have been known to sleep in the carriers, but when you actually need them to go in they refuse lol. Even with lots of treats :)
 

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Thanks everyone! I wonder if the difference is that I use a soft carry crate. He likes to just sleep in it as a bed on some days. We always used hard crates with the other cats and I wonder if they are more "scary".

Still it is fun to show him off. He is VERY smart which is great a lot of the time, but he is also very strong willed and challenging too. He is like my feline "border collie" - needs training and a job to do.
 

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My kyra and tucker both love their crates. It might be because I treat it like crate training a dog. It is their safe zones and the two crates are always out. With kyra she goes in on command too, though not as politely as your kitty. :)
 

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That's great that he's so willing to learn! :) I don't take Milky out in a carrier unless we're going out for the day or going to the vet. If we're just taking him out for a little while, we usually have him on a leash and he's been really good since we first started putting him on it.

I taught Milky a few tricks too. He's been with us for 3 and a half months now and he knows sit, stand, lie down, stay, hand and kiss. I was trying to teach him roll over last week but he was a bit impatient so may give it another go some other time.
 
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