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Small pets need special care. Learn how to tend to your little four-legged friend with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Quiet training area
- Positive reinforcement
- Internet access (optional)
- Pet store (optional)
Make sure it's quiet
Make sure it is quiet with no distractions during training time so the rat stays focused.
Train your rat
Train your rat with a clicker, small treats, and praise. Always give your pet positive reinforcement.
Concentrate on one trick
Concentrate on teaching the rat 1 trick at a time, and start with something simple, like teaching the rat to come to you when called.
Use same gestures
Use the same command and gestures when you teach them a new trick, and eventually the rat will start to memorize the tricks.
Start clicking. When the rat comes toward you, call its name and say "come," then give it a treat and praise.
Remember key components
Remember that repetition, consistency, and patience are the key components to train your pet. Practice makes perfect.