Upcoming Presentation: Dispelling Feline Myths, Kittens and Cats Benefit from Training and Socialization Opportunities

On November 27 & 28th the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Foundation will hold Pounce!, a virtual conference focused on cat behavior and training. Topics will include cat individuality, cat enrichment, cat socialization, cat play behavior, cat fostering, cat training and more! 

 

 

 

 



Sunday, November 28th, 2021 @ 1PM Eastern 

Dispelling Feline Myths: Kittens and Cats Benefit from Training and Socialization Opportunities
Kristyn Vitale, PhD

Cats are often stereotyped as being untrainable loners, but is this really so? Studies of cat behavior have indicated that these ideas are nothing but myth. In this presentation we will challenge these ideas as we discuss the many benefits of training and socialization for kittens and adult cats. We will delve into relevant science related to cat social behavior, kitten socialization, and animal training. We will exa
mine basic animal training principles and their application to cats, methods for assessing a cat’s most-preferred training rewards, and how to organize training and socialization classes for kittens and adult cats. Our talk will conclude with an exploration of how one may apply this knowledge to improve cat welfare and the human-cat relationship.

 

Scholarships are available for students who qualify. For additional details or to register visit: https://iaabcfoundation.org/pounce/

 


 

Free Presentations Exploring the Cat-Human Relationship

The Animal Behavior Society Applied Animal Behavior group just hosted a Public Day event entitled Building Relationships with our Animals.


Below are the two cat related presentations from the event. A full list of the talks along with the presentation videos are available here! 

Cat Related Events:

  • Cats can be social too! Understanding and supporting the human-cat bond, Monique A. R. Udell, PhD, CAAB.

  • Using science to build a better relationship with your cat, Mikel Maria Delgado, PhD, CAAB, CCBC.

    • Watch as Dr. Delgado of Feline Minds discusses ways to increase positive interactions with your cat to build a stronger relationship. 

 

CatSci Ep. 4: Adventuring With Your Cat

Some may believe that cats are not cut out to travel, go on hikes or camping trips, or join their owner out on a kayak. But new trends in cat ownership are proving quite the contrary. Join us for our next episode where we discuss what it means to be an adventure cat. If you enjoy the episode remember to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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CatSci Ep. 3: Cat Relationships, Human-Cat and Cat-Cat

Did you know that cats can lead rich social lives? Join us for our next episode where we discuss the social relationships cats have with people and other cats. If you enjoy the episode remember to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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CatSci Ep. 2: Everyday Enrichment, Spice Up Your Cat’s Life

Providing enrichment allows your cat to behave like a cat. Join us for our next episode where we discuss easy ways to provide enrichment to your cat in order to stimulate their mind and increase their wellbeing. If you enjoy the episode remember to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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