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Watch Alexis, the smartest cat in the world, break the world record for the most tricks in one minute

Alexis, the smartest cat in the world, kissing her owner
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A clever kitty from Austria has been described as the smartest cat in the world after breaking the Guiness World Record for the most tricks performed by a cat in one minute. 

Eight-year-old Alexis, who lives with her owner Anika Moritz in Austria, has proven herself to be a master when it comes to perfecting a series of cool tricks in just 60 seconds. 

Anika began training Alexis when the furry feline was just 12-weeks-old and describes her as a “once in a lifetime cat” who loves to cuddle but equally appreciates her freedom, too. 

The self-described cat lover said that she wanted to attempt to break the world record in a bid to change the way in which most people view cats – that they are completely untrainable. 

It’s important to remember that cats, just like many other animals, love to interact with other cats and humans through cat play, food puzzles, and even trick training. 

“No cat is 100% stubborn and literally every cat can do tricks with positive training”, explained Anika. 

The question is: where do you even begin if you want to train your own moggy?

Before embarking on your cat training journey, it’s vital to keep in mind that it takes a lot of love, patience, and understanding. Sadly, it won’t happen overnight.

With Alexis, Anika discovered that positive reinforcement and a clicker works well for the pair of them. So, after every trick that is performed correctly, Alexis receives a treat and/or verbal praise. 

It’s worth starting with the smaller and simpler tricks, such as sit and high-five, before attempting more complex tricks or sequences. 

Chloe Petrylak

Chloe is a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, who has more than eight years experience in media. With a passion for creating content all about wildlife and the environment, she can be found at www.chloemaywrites.com or @ChloeMayWrites on social media.