Tuna Jerky Recipe

Tuna Jerky Recipe

One of the biggest challenges to training a cat is finding the right treat. It's not enough the bag screams CAT TREAT...what matters is that your cat thinks it is! We try commercial cat treats here at Happy Cats, but the ones that most cats and kittens really go for...

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Clicker Training Basics

Clicker Training Basics

Clicker training is not your Grandpa's obedience training. You don't force the cat to do anything. This means your cats choose to do the behavior instead of being coerced, which makes them think and learn for themselves. It also makes them your partners in training,...

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Clicker Play for Cats

Clicker Play for Cats

It used to be thought the word cat and the word training didn't go together. Most older books on cats will tell you it's too difficult or not even possible. Back then, training meant punishing to stop a behavior, not teaching to create new and better ones. A Little...

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Clicker Cheat Sheet

Clicker Cheat Sheet

Clicker training sets up a contract between you and the cat: if they do certain things, they get a click then a treat. Cat translation: If I do certain things, I can train my human to give me treats...Sweet! TWO CLICKER RULES: 1. The click marks the behavior, telling...

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How to Leash Train Your Cat

How to Leash Train Your Cat

Yes, many cats can be trained to walk on a leash! Like anything else, cats need gentle instruction to learn do something that's foreign to them. We hear people say they've tried harnesses or walking jackets and their cat doesn't like them. Cats who have never...

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Declawing: Before You Take Away Their Claws

Declawing: Before You Take Away Their Claws

Please get the facts if you are considering declawing! Cats are born with the claws nature intended them to have: They scratch to tell other cats about their territory with scent instead of using aggression or marking. Cats need claws to stretch and strengthen their...

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Safe Scratching

Safe Scratching

How to help your cat scratch where you want Cats come with claws. It's what Nature intended for them, so they can hunt, stretch, climb and communicate to other cats. Scratching is a basic cat instinct, like eating or purring. Not only does it feel good and keep a...

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