Does your cat know its name?

Training and naming cats

source: Perri Lewis Guardian supplement, Pets: cats and dogs, March 2010, p29

Cats learn to come to their owners when called by name because they are usually rewarded for doing so. Cats can also be trained to mew or sit on command by rewarding them for it. Owners usually train cats to respond to their names without thinking about it. Shorter names, like Socks or Sam, are better than longer names, because cats can more easily recognise shorter names.