Oh, for fun, I say we need a "Presidential Pardon" for Conan! He is just being a cat, now if he sprayed the house, then Id ban him for the duration. I know Don is defending the assets for the hunter crew. Just being friendly peeps.
Love the cat portions of the video."No one has ever successfully spanked a cat". LOL
My tabby looks a lot like yours, so hes on lock-down for dove hunting in season. Restricted duty assignment. When mine use a rug instead of the litter when inside... they lose privileges for a period too. They were not wanting to all be in the picture at the same time this is the best I could do.
When dog training, I believe its the voice inflection and hand motion combined with the reward (praise, food, toy) for successful completion they tie it together.
I was mad at my cats for a while I feed them dry food and wet food. They kept biting at the bottom of the bag, I had the racoons blamed because I would leave food out on the back porch for the cats, and thinned out a few for that. But when I brought the bag inside and placed it inside of a vertical container and found them trying to chew holes in it again. Then I saw them trying to pull out the cans from some plastic bags. I stopped being mad, I figure its them learning how to hunt skills... You know he the alpha cat provider uses the can opener or pulls the tab on top and gets them before that from some bags over here... they closely watch me when they want food. They are just try to share the hunt (I have a history of giving excuses to those I am scrutinizing. Big teddy bear, as long as its innocent stuff. So you may have to forgive your tabby for hunting the doves. Its just natural. Mine always bring moles and feild mice in one time a field rat. A snake. Previous cats would leave them at the foot of my bed, or at my feet. I knew when they were mad at me, they would drop them off in my shoes.