Actually, that reminds me of something my late father did.
He wanted to run stereo cable under the house, but didn't enjoy the idea of mucking around in the crawl space. He rigged up one of his small dogs with a pull line, had my mother hold the dog at one crawlspace access, and he whistled and held a treat at the other side.
It didn't take long for the dog to cross over to him, with the line.
CT0517 - Bengal Cats are the closest thing to having a dog, IMO. My Bengal hangs out with me in the Man Cave. He has become quite the audiophile and has recognized the differences between my old and new speakers having committed to memory, the reference tracks!
Dogs are vinyl, cats are compact discs? To borrow an argument from another forum, the fors and againsts for either species are weighted in biases we cannot fault ourselves for possessing since both are founded upon our own peculiarities - not their's.
It took all of a few hours for a 9 week old Bengal kitty, whose weight is measured in ounces, and a 77 lb Black Labrador Retriever to get used to one another. Maybe there is a lesson there for Audiophiles ? :^)
They are the best of buds now, the dog allows this kitty to climb all over him while he sleeps. It is obvious who the Alpha is.