Friday, July 31, 2015

Mews and Nips: Cats Can Be Trained


I had a chance to meet Samantha Martin and see the Amazing Acro-Cats perform last month, and it turned out to be an absolutely wonderful experience. This week, I came across an article on the Huffington Post that featured an indepth interview and podcast with Samantha. Samantha uses only positive reinforcement (no spray bottles for her), and mainly uses two techniques — whistle training and clicker training. If you’ve ever been curious about how to train your cats, I highly recommend reading the article on the Huffington Post and listening to the podcast.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat last week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we provided some suggestions on how to cope with email overload, on Monday, we explained heart murmurs in cats, on Tuesday, we introduced you to a new blood test that detects kidney disease early, on Wednesday, mystery writer Clea Simon’s Cat Musetta had a lot to say about human foibles, and on Thursday, we told you how to pick the right scratching post for your cat. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for an autographed copy of Code Grey, Clea Simon’s newest cat-centric mystery!

Today’s video of cats hugging toys made my heart melt – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Huffington Post

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