Posts tagged "training cats"

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw

AVMA Adjusts Position on Declaw
“Let’s face it, a declaw surgery is an amputation,” says Dr. Marcus Brown, president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and a participant in the American Veterinary Medical Association House of Delegates, who helped craft the new AVMA position statement on declawing cats. The statement is designed, “To clarify that the procedure is... Read more »

Cat Can Learn, Between Catnaps

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Cats are smart – and this cat really has got it down. Simon Teakettle III is a very educated and very busy cat, at least between naps. Simon does ticks (albeit pretty simple ones) for treats….Simon’s not alone, i do the same. Sometimes, Simon gets the lady who shares his office to amuse him (it’s... Read more »

Cats and Carriers: You Can Teach an Old Cat New Tricks

Cats and Carriers: You Can Teach an Old Cat New Tricks
Take out the carrier – and now where is your cat? The answer: The next county….maybe even the next state. Veterinary visits for cats are on the decline. In fact, half of all cats didn’t even see a veterinarian last year. As a result, preventive illness in cats is on the rise. Nearly half of... Read more »

Steve Dale's Pet World Interview, How to Clicker Train Cats

Steve Dale's Pet World Interview, How to Clicker Train Cats
Cats can be trained? Maybe? But why would you do that in the first place? Marilyn Krieger of Cat Fancy magazine and Cat talks about how to train cats, beginning with something that motivates. Krieger, the author of “Cat Fancy Naughty No More” also explains how to clicker train. Listen HERE, to my interview... Read more »

Fetching Cat

June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!!! Every day I will feature a story or video or something relating to cats. It’s my IT dude (Fred Kilbourn of Kilbourn Consulting) who suggested this video of a cat fetching. There are so many misconceptions are cats. In fact most healthy cats enjoy play, and some fetch. I suppose seeing... Read more »

Teaching Cats Not to Snatch Food

Jacqueline Munera, an IAABC cat behavior consultant, says that if you have a cat who wants to snatch your meal, you can teach your cat to go to an alternative place (your mat) instead. Here, she demonstrates how:  

The Cat Whisperer Shares Feline Secrets

I’ve always known my friend, Dr. Susan Little is special….as longtime President of the Winn Feline Foundation (now past President), as a speaker around the world on cat health issues and editor of an upcoming feline textbook – she is absolutely a cat expert. However, much more, according to, she is the Cat Whisperer.... Read more »

A Cat Lover's Valentine's Day

What no Valentine? Did you forget to buy a card or a gift for the big day? If your Valentine happens to be a cat lover, I have a gift idea from the heart, for the heart. Give to the Ricky Fund. A surprisingly common cause of death among adult cats is called feline hypertrophic... Read more »

The 5 Podcasts Of Christmas: Karen Pryor Queen Of the Clicker

All week long, I look back at some of my favorite WLS-AM Podcasts in 2010. Karen Pryor with me and one of our cats Steve Dale Petcast with Karen Pryor: Listen Here Imagine spending an entire hour with Karen Pryor. Her 2010 release, “Reaching the Animal Mind” is now considered a classic, as was her... Read more »

CATegorical Care: Free Cat Health and Welfare Guidebook

Hot off the press – created to support Adopt-A-Cat month from American Humane and the CATalyst Council: CATegorical Care: An Owner’s guide to America’s #1 Companion. This is a FREE guide (click above link to download) with the latest information on cat health and welfare meant for both novice and experienced cat owners. Here are... Read more »
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