Is your cat ready for school?

Is your cat ready for school?

If this is your first time looking into Cat School, welcome! I'm Julie, the Cat Teacher, and my assistant teacher is a black cat named Jones.

The biggest hesitation that keeps people from signing up for Cat School is the thought that their cat can't be trained. Cats have been branded to be independent, aloof, unwilling to learn. This is just not the case, and is proven time and again with my students in Cat School.

But my cat REALLY can't learn!

I get it! If you haven't seen your cat's capacity to learn, it feels like they never will. But you CAN teach a cat new behaviours if you can figure out why they don't seem willing to learn.

A series of five tests are in the YouTube video below to get to know your cat's trainability and help you prepare your student for school. Don't worry; the marks don't go on their purrmanent record. A few of my favourite tests, taken from the video, are below:

The CUPS Game

CUPS is a problem-solving game where you want to see if your cat will use their paw to get a treat out of a cup. The point is to see if your cat can get the treat out of the cup, not just play with the cup or target it with their paw.

The Magnet Method

This is a way to measure your cat's attention span. It's known as the Magnet Method because, by holding the food directly in front of your cat's face, the food acts like a magnet drawing your cat towards it. You can use it to teach skills like sit, spin and rollover.

Follow The Spoon

This test can help with seeing if your cat is motivated by different foods. Can your cat can follow a spoon with wet food? A few licks of your cat's wet food can be an excellent training reward. If you've ever worried your cat would get too many snacks at school, this method will be purrfect for you.

Watch the video below and follow instructions for a total of 5 tests and see how trainable your cat is!

How Did Your Cat Do?

If your cat didn't seem to be into pop quizzes, it's likely because they aren't that interested in food. The good news is we can build your cat's motivation for food and find some treats they love simultaneously.

You might be surprised to learn that I use lots of different rewards – there is no purrfect treat. More challenging jobs require bigger paychecks, and the value of the food you use will depend on the situation. Plus, giving Jones different foods keeps our session dynamic and exciting.

Focus On Their Meals First

If your cat isn't willing to work for their food, the first place to start is looking at their meals. Check out my five tips to help you build your cat's food motivation so you can start a fun and rewarding training journey with your cat. The article is a preview of what I go into more in depth in Cat School. So even if your cat seems unmotivated, we can start there in Cat School!

Join the Cat School Community

Ready to have more fun with your cat? Our training kit is full of fun and practical behaviours you can teach your cat. Get the training tools shipped to your door and immediately enter the online classroom and start working with your cat. In the interactive class, you can ask questions and even get feedback on your training. Join our community of cat lovers and become a #catschoolstudent

FAQs

For a monthly fee, you'll gain access to courses, community & support. Courses cover a variety of topics:

An introduction to training covering how cats learn, developing food motivation in your cat and how clicker training worksFoundation skills that every cat needs to knowTraining with multiple catsTricksHarness trainingLeash walkingTrimming nailsSolving various problem behaviours

Community-wise, you can post updates, support other community members, and receive feedback on your training from Julie the Cat Teacher, an accredited animal trainer who provides one-on-one support as you work through your courses. Cat School is here to see you & your cat succeed! 

You will be billed once a month on the date that you initially signed up.

Every customer who places a subscription order can view and edit their subscription at their customer portal. This is accessed through a link contained in every subscription email. 

Before being billed, you'll receive an email alerting you to the upcoming charge, as well as an email after you've been billed to confirm.

You can cancel your subscription at any time by clicking on the link contained in your billing email and cancelling through your customer portal.

Once you purchase the membership, you'll receive an email with instructions on creating your account (a one-time process). Once your account is created, you can log in at http://cat-school.mn.co

No, access to all the courses is included in the monthly subscription fee. This allows Cat School students to maximize what they can train at once. 

Yes, one of the perks of our platform is that it allows for easy updates, including the option to be notified when new content is added. 

You bet! Cat School runs through Mighty Networks, which delivers the content through both iOS and Android. 

The course is set up with a focus on community, so you can post your questions in the course and get a prompt response from the Cat Teacher. We prefer questions to remain in the course so all students can benefit - if you have a question, it's likely someone else does too! 

Absolutely, check out this video to see an example of what the membership looks like. Cat School Membership

Curious as a cat? Our online membership has no contract, so If you decide it's not for you - no problem! Just cancel your subscription before the 30 days are up. After 30 days, your credit card will automatically be charged the monthly subscription of $25 USD.

Meet Your Teachers

I'm Julie, the cat teacher, and this is my assistant, Jones. Our goal is to create cat training tutorials that are fun and easy for EVERY cat to learn. Thousands of students have learned from our clicker training lessons and proven that not only are cats trainable but that they love the enrichment and activity that training provides. We can't wait to see you show off all the skills and tricks your cat learns at Cat School.

Julie Posluns, Applied Animal Behaviourist (ACAAB)

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