Cat Training FUNdamentals
This course is designed to build your relationship with your cat by working collaboratively toward a goal in a fun and positive way. Cats are willing partners when you use the correct training techniques. The Cat School training lessons are designed to be simple, effective and fun. By the time you achieve the purrequisite your cat will not only be anxiously waiting for your daily training session but will also purr through the whole lesson.
WHAT DO I GET?
- Simple and effective clicker training lessons to teach 8 fun behaviors.
- An interactive classroom: View other participants training videos for learning and inspurration.
- Coaching from the cat teacher: Ask questions, post videos and get feedback on your training.
- Community-based platform: Introduce yourself and connect with other cat school students.
- Lifetime Access.
- A certificate of completion.
What will I learn?
- Introduction: Welcome and important information.
- Training Basics: Tools | Introduction to Clicker training | Tips to become a supertrainer.
- Using food as a reward: Training with food | Scheduling feedings | Using wet food | Using dry food.
- Loading the Clicker: Build value to the clicker.
- FUNdamental Behaviors – get the Purrequisite: Sit | Finger target | Go to place.
- Advanced behaviors – graduate with honors: Down | Kitty pushups.
- Bonus behaviors: Sit Pretty | Introduction to Weave
- FUNdamentals Assignment: Complete the assignment and earn your certificate
- Advanced behaviors: Demonstrate the advanced behaviors and graduate with honors
- Bonus Behaviors: Demonstrate that you are purrpared for future cat school courses
What school supplies do I need?
You will need:
- A clicker.
- Food that your cat gets excited about.
- A flat mat that your cat can lie on.
- A target stick is useful but not necessary.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I train multiple cats?
We teach each cat to go to their place and wait for a turn. They can observe the other cat and earn treats while they stay on their mat. More in depth discussion is provided to assist students with multiple cats.
What if my cat is not food motivated?
In the course, students with picky cats are encouraged to detail what their cat eats, their feeding schedule and to attach a video of their cat at feeding time to assess their level of food motivation. Feedback and suggestions with be provided. Keep in mind, as long as your cat is motivated for their own meals, they can be trained in class.
How much time do I need to devote to training?
One to two short sessions a day will help your cat learn quickly. These sessions need not be more than 5-10 minutes.