Do you want to train your cat to walk on a harness and leash?
Do you wish to clicker or target train your cat to perform specific cues or learn new behaviour?
Does your cat run away when the carrier or clippers come out?
Would you like to participate in a sport with your cat?
Have you always wanted to teach your cat new skills and tricks but needed help knowing where to start?
Why Train Cats?
- Provides mental & physical stimulation
- Reduced fear, anxiety and frustration for kittens and adult cats
- Decreases boredom and unwanted behaviours
- Strengthens the human-cat bond
- Offers high quality of life
- Husbandry training and cognitive learning, as well as problem-solving
- Provides an outlet for normal behaviour
- Fewer injuries to owner or caregiver
- Develops a confident cat
- Makes handling easier
- Decreases the likelihood of relinquishment and even euthanasia
- Lots of FUN!
WE OFFER UNIQUE TRAINING SERVICES FOR CATS
Cat Harness and leash Training: 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 Harness and leash walking are not suitable for every cat; forcing an anxious or skittish cat to walk on a leash can exacerbate their state of anxiety.
Clicker Training: Clicker training is an excellent way to teach your dog or cat a new cue or behaviour by employing a clicker sound immediately as your cat performs the specified behaviour and rewarding it.
Target Training: Targeting is teaching your dog or cat to touch a part of their body, such as a paw or nose, to a specific object. A target stick is easy to use and can help owners teach their dog/cat anything from simple cues to complicated tricks.
Cat Tricks: We can train your cat to perform many tricks which can help reduce fear, anxiety and frustration. Some cats are food or play driven and can be easily 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 Nail Clipping: Trimming nails can be stressful for both owner and cat. Coaching owners and their cats to accept nail clipping fear-free will improve the human-cat bond and reduce the 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!
Cat to Carrier: Cats are masters of hiding pain and disease and require regular husbandry care, grooming including vet check-ups. Cat-to-carrier training aims for your cat to associate the carrier with a positive, happy encounter and enter/exit the carrier voluntarily. Reduction in travel stress means you and your cat will have a stress-free experience and get the health care they need for countless years.
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 improve your relationship with your cat companion. All you need is a Trixie Pet Products Plush Agility Activity, or you can make your obstacle course at home from household items.
Feline Assisted Therapy: Cats as Therapists play a vital role in hospitals, schools, and aged care, including therapy sessions, assisting relaxation and healing. Cats who are confident, social, calm, friendly and cope well with new situations do well as therapy pets. Contact us for a detailed consultation to determine your cat’s suitability and start the training process.
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.
Book your cat training session below or call 0403 939 202, email Enquiries@petnurture.com.au
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