Upcoming talk! Improving the human-cat bond through a better understanding of cat behavior, training, and enrichment

KristynHeadshotSpeaker: Kristyn Vitale 
When:
Thursday 9/22/2016 @ 6:00 PM
Where: SafeHaven Training Center, Tangent, OR
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 at the door per guest.

Click here and select “Improving the human-cat bond…”  below “Guest Speaker” to register for the lecture! 

Although domestic cats are one of the most popular companion animals, outnumbering even dogs by almost 10 million in the US alone, relatively little scientific research has been conducted with cats. Many questions regarding cat behavior, especially their social behavior with humans, remain unanswered. With over 3.4 million cats entering already crowded shelters each year, many applied benefits exist from research into the human-cat bond. This talk will cover our scientific understanding of cat behavior and provide enrichment and training tips to help improve cat welfare and strengthen the human-cat bond.

Webinar! The Social Lives of Cats

The social lives of cats: What science says about cat behavior and the human-cat bond

Although domestic cats and humans have lived with one another for thousands of years, relatively little scientific research has been conducted with cats- especially when compared to the body of research on the domestic dog. Many questions regarding cat behavior, especially their social behavior with humans, remain unanswered. Currently, pet cats outnumber dogs by almost 10 million in the US alone and millions of cats live in shelters or are free-roaming outdoors. Over 3.4 million cats enter already crowded shelters each year and of those surrendered by owners, approximately 27% are surrendered due to behavioral issues or incompatibility between cat and owner. Therefore, there are many applied benefits from future research in this area. This talk will cover our scientific understanding of various aspects of cat behavior and cognition and current research being conducted in this area. We will also discuss ways to utilize this knowledge to improve cat welfare and strengthen the human-cat bond.

KristynHeadshot2_ETrainingSpeaker: Kristyn Vitale Shreve
When:
Live Webinar August 9th, 2016, 8:00 PM EDT, Midnight UTC/GMT
Cost: $25.00
Click here to register for the lecture! 

Webinar! A look inside your cat’s head

A look inside your cat’s head: The science behind your cat and how to strengthen the human-cat bond

Although cats and humans have coexisted for thousands of years, science still has a lot to learn about cat behavior, cognition and the human-cat bond. This talk will cover the current status of several areas of cat social cognition research and discuss ways to utilize this knowledge to improve cat welfare and strengthen the human-cat bond. Learn the social behaviors between cats and the various aspects in the human-cat bond. This webinar will touch on cat training classes and how to open that ever important line of communication. Emphasis will be given to applying our knowledge to increase cat welfare & strengthen the human-cat bond.

KristynHeadshot2_ETrainingSpeaker: Kristyn Vitale Shreve
When:
Live online lecture is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 8:00-9:30pm EDT (Midnight UTC/GMT)
Cost: $25.00
Click here to register for the lecture!