The Behavior & Training Department offers cat behavior consultations and workshops for first time and experienced cat guardians. Many cat behavior issues can be readily resolved by making simple changes in how we interact with our cats and to the environment we provide them. Our Cat Behavior Hotline, 415.506.6284 is ready to help you understand your cat’s behavior. Brief complimentary consultations are available by phone. More extensive behavior consultations at MHS and your home are also available for a fee. Please call the hotline, 415.506.6284 for more information.
We regularly add new workshops to our schedule. If you do not see a current class or workshop that works for you, please contact Behavior & Training or call 415.506.6280 to find out about future offerings.
950 - Workshop: Feline Environment Enrichment
Do you have a bored kitty at home? Have you spent lots of money on cat toys that are of no interest to your cat? Learn how to provide safe, fun entertainment for your feline friend. Boredom can be stressful for kitties and lead to health and behavior problems.
950 - Workshop: How To Train Your Cat
Want to train your cat not to wake you up in the morning? Or keep her off the counter? Many people believe that cats can't be trained, but they actually respond well to positive reinforcement. We'll teach you how to communicate with your cat and provide mental stimulation for her. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it can be to teach your cat new tricks!
950 - Workshop: How to Train Your Cat 2
Did you (and your cat) love learning about training in our How to Train Your Cat Workshop
? Ready for a more detailed look at clicker training and turning your novice learner into an expert training partner? In How to Train Your Cat (Level 2)
, we will discuss how to train useful behaviors such as getting into a carrier on cue, coming when called and offering eye contact. We will also teach some "just for fun behaviors" such as wave, roll over, sit pretty and more!
950 - Workshop: Kittens 101
Are you a first time kitten owner? Has it been awhile since you have had a kitten? Confused by the dizzying array of toys, food and litter? Learn the basics of how to care for your kitten. Coming to our workshop will alleviate problem behaviors like jumping on the counter and scratching furniture. Socializing kittens is an important part of their education. This workshop will help your feline dreams come true!