Does your cat incessantly meow? Always stand right under your feet? Knock items off the table? Try to steal food? Wake you up super early in the morning by biting your toes?
If this sounds like your cat, then we have the course for you! We use scientifically proven positive reinforcement techniques to teach your cat alternative behaviors to use, instead of their most annoying ones. Live peacefully with your cat and strengthen the bond between the two of you in the process.
In this course, you will teach your cat two key exercises—leave it and station training.
Leave it is where we teach your cat that "whatever it is you are trying to touch, please don't." This is a crucial exercise for working on manners because cats love to get into things or do things for attention. A solid leave it will re-direct your cat from knocking something off of the table, trying to steal your food, harass a fellow pet in the home, or from nibbling on your toes under the covers.
Station training is where we teach the cat to target a specific location and to stay there until we release them. The process may sound daunting, but we break the steps into easy to follow pieces. This is a valuable exercise for cats who harass other pets, when training multiple cats, cats who try to bolt out of doors, if your cat tries to trip you or excessively meow while food is being prepared, etc. I teach my pets tons of tricks, but this has to be one of my favorite exercises!
This class is great for kittens and adult cats to learn manners to help you, your cat, and your other pets co-exist peacefully together in the home.
Tori is a dog and cat trainer based out of Madison, WI. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Small Animal Science from Delaware Valley University. Tori's interests are in behavior, nutrition, and enrichment. By focusing on the animal as a whole, Tori has a broad, yet targeted perspective when training animals and building strong bonds between pets and their guardians.