7 Basic Commands


Welcome to our kitten play basic training. In this course you will learn the seven basic commands and positionings. Have fun! 🙂

Basic Commands and positionings in Kitten Play.

We believe a trained kitten is a happy kitten. A trained kitten is able to respond to cues or commands, or the performance of actions not necessarily natural to the kitten.

Our surveys show that kitten training helps immensely to achieve the headspace called “kittenspace”, which can be one of the greatest feelings for a person identifying as a kitten or a pet in general.

The following seven command are the basic commands each kitten should learn in the beginning.

7 Basic Commands

🐾 (1) Sit Pretty

Sitting upright on legs tucked under, knees slightly spread apart (about shoulder width) with paws (hands) between open legs and paws touching the ground, head facing forward, chest up and out (as if proud to be seen). This is a classic kitten pose and used as a base for many other command words.


🐾 (2) Paws up

From any position, this indicates kitten no longer gets the use of their fingers by making a paw shape with their hand by tucking their fingers under the palm on their hand. Arms should be bent up with paws up on display in a begging type position. This can be used as a position for rope bondage, applying cuffs or restraints, showcasing, encouraging kitten play head space, or to encourage them to use their paws when with their Owner at that moment.


🐾 (3) Tail up

This is a submissive position with the face to the floor, nose touching, and hands out above the head, palms down (unless in “paws up” mode), forearms touching the ground. However, their knees should be on the ground, slightly apart at about shoulder width, with the butt high up in the air.

🐾 (4) Belly Up

What it sounds like…kitten lays on their back with legs bent and lifted off the floor. You may want them to cross their lower legs as an addition. Paws should be lifted off the ground and up in the air with the “paws up” position. This position is one that encourages fun for kitten. It’s their playtime starter position. From here, you can use this for tickling whether by hand or ticklish feather toys they can try and bat at, to using this position to apply restraints on both wrists and ankles, to belly petting, to giving them some of their favorite toys to play with.


🐾 (5) Ears Down

This command tells kitten to lean their head down. Whether simply for the idea of submission or to apply a collar to lock it in the back, this can be a simple useful command word.

🐾 (6) Crawl

A kitten version of “come”, this position tells the kitten to crawl forward to Owner on hands and knees. Owners can use this to their advantage in asking the kitten to either crawl sexily or slowly.

🐾 (7) Show Kitty

This command is an extension of “sit pretty” and “paws up” combined. The only difference is the kitten is extended upright on their knees. A good position for when Owner wants a basic inspection of their kitten, wants them to beg, to clip on a leash for leash training, or simply to adore the kittens form. “Show kitty” is a position of pride for the kitten, showing off their beauty, grace, and willingness to be a pet. It has less functional purpose, but is a position of adoration the Owner can give to his pet by giving them their full attention. It’s a good position for an Owner to call right before a scene or other scheduled playtime.