Believe it or not, cats can learn new tricks with relative ease. And of all the tricks to teach, down is one of the most hands-off, simplest behaviors to train. In fact, for many cats, the more relaxed and at ease you are, the more likely the cat will settle in and rest, thus providing opportunity to reinforce the down position.
In other words, this is a trick you can work on while you and your cat are lounging together on the sofa.
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