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 Help Your Cat’s Fear of Vets

How to Help Your Cat’s Fear of Vets

Are you one of those people who hate taking their cat to the veterinarian? You're not alone. Research says that 38% of people with cats get stressed just thinking about a vet visit. Most people say their cats hate going to the vet even more than they fear taking them....

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TNRCare: helping outside cats & kittens

TNRCare: helping outside cats & kittens

It all starts with a glimpse of a dark shape, maybe a flash of eyes in the night. You wait patiently. You put out food. Soon the fearful cat you’ve glimpsed becomes a common sight. Soon, you have more than one. Soon, there are raucous sounds of cats in love. Soon, you...

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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 aggression and marking. Cats need claws to stretch and strengthen their whole...

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How to move with your cat

How to move with your cat

Dear Ms. Kitty, We got an offer we couldn't refuse for our house and now we have to move. How do we keep our cat Buster from getting so scared during the move? Dear Reader, So you've found your new home; the papers are signed and you're moving in 30 days. Now is the...

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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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