Kitty Kindergarten: Creating the New Improved Cat Through Early Socialization (Online Course)

Potty problems? Inter-cat aggression? Antisocial behavior? Many people think that these are part of a cat’s nature or just something they need to accept. It turns out that these and most other cat behaviors can be prevented with early socialization and training. A few techniques applied early can change the course of a kitten’s life.

(1.5 CE units)




Course Objectives:

  • Understand the sensitive period of socialization — what it is, why it’s important, and how appropriate experiences during this time can help you create a friendly, interactive, and sociable cat.
  • Learn how to desensitize and counter-condition cats so they enjoy toenail trims, injections, and handling procedures, making treatments at home or in the hospital a breeze.
  • Train cats to perform simple, but essential tricks such as sit, come, and touch their nose to a target. These tricks can be used to replace unwanted behaviors.
  • Identify the components necessary for a successful kitten socialization program.

Low Stress Handling® Silver-Level Certification

Individual Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and employers the individual’s dedicated interest in Low Stress Handling®. Hospital Certification at this level demonstrates to clients and staff the hospital’s commitment to appropriately training staff in Low Stress Handling® methods.

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