Do you want to teach your cat to use a scratching post instead of your furniture?
Do you want to train your cat to walk on a leash?
Does your cat run away when the carrier or clippers come out?
Do you struggle keeping your cat off tables and countertops?
Would you like to participate in a sport with your cat?
Have you always wanted to teach your cat new skills and tricks but did not know where to start?
Why is Training Cats Important?
- Provides Mental & Physical Stimulation
- Decreases boredom and unwanted behaviours
- Strengthens human-cat bond
- Develops a confident cat
- Makes handling easier
- Lots of FUN!
WE OFFER UNIQUE TRAINING SERVICES FOR CATS
CAT TO CARRIER: Cats are masters of hiding pain, disease and require regular grooming including vet check-ups. The aim of cat to carrier training is for your cat to associate the carrier with a positive, happy encounter and enter / exit the carrier voluntarily. Cat to carrier training takes five minutes per session. Reduction in stress of travel means you and your cat will have anxiety-free experience and get the health care they need for countless years.
ON-LEASH CAT WALKING: Your clever feline companion might be slightly perplexed to have a harness placed on them in the first few instances, however with patience, perseverance and training we will get your cat accustomed and excited to go outdoors and roll in the sand, grass and dirt.
CAT NAIL TRIMMING: Trimming nails can be stressful for both owners and cats. By training cats, the fear free way to accept nail clipping, this will improve the human-cat bond, reduce destruction of owner belongings and injury to people and household pets. Learn how to train your kitten or cat to Love Nail Trimming without ruining your relationship!
RECALL TRAINING: Recall training is not only useful for dogs. Training your cat to recall is similarly important and provides several benefits to indoor and outdoor cats. The ability to recall helps avoid nervous moments when you cannot find your cat and need to take it to a vet appointment or when it is outdoors at night-time. Recall teaches your cat that coming to you is a rewarding experience and reinforces your relationship.
CAT TRICKS: Your individual cat can be trained to perform many tricks which can help reduce fear, anxiety and frustration. Unlike dogs, they will not take kindly to coercion or rewarding by petting. Some cats are food driven and can be target or clicker trained. Once we figure out their most desirable treat or motivation we start with short weekly sessions and make it a fun experience for you both.
CAT AGILITY TRAINING: Cat agility is a fun sport or hobby in which competent cats are enticed through timed obstacle courses by their trainers or owners. Agility is a great way to play, exercise and improves your relationship with your feline companion. Feline Agility Competitions are mainly hosted in the USA; however, the sport is taking off in Australia now. All you need is a Trixie Pet Products Plush Agility Activity or you can make your own course at home.
FELINE ASSISTED THERAPY: Cats as Therapists play a vital role in hospitals, schools, aged care, in therapy sessions and assist relaxation and healing. Cats who are confident, social, calm, friendly and cope well with new situations do well as therapy pets. To find out if your cat is suitable and to start the training process, contact us for a detailed consultation.
Pet Nurture are Karen Pryor Clicker qualified, experienced and here to help you and your feline friend train through positive re-enforcement in the comfort and safety of your home. Contact us on 0403 939 202 or Enquiries@PetNurture.com.au. We’d love to empower you and train your cat companion.