Space Cat Academy has launched a Trick of the Month Club subscription program for five dollars a month. Instructor Tori Peterson describes it as, “Your exclusive pass to behind-the-scenes training, two levels of tricks for the month, and a community … Continue reading Trick of the Month Cat Class
Back in early March, Rainy and I expanded the number of seniors we visited, and we started our third Read to a Pet session. With warmer weather on the horizon, I was also looking forward to taking both Rainy and … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy During The Pandemic
Sometimes when you follow your heart, you land a job that allows you to use your skills to pursue your passions. Alana Grelyak had been volunteering with the Tree House Humane Society since 2005. Knowing that she’d love to work … Continue reading Marketing Cats for A Cat Shelter
Today Lincoln Pet Culture is honored to bring a special interview to its readers. My therapy cat Rainy sat down to do an online interview with Basil, who started training to be an adventure cat before he was one. He … Continue reading An Adventure Cat Named Basil
Mama Cottrell and I are graduates of the five-week Feline Behavior Solutions course offered by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. The IAABC says its course is for “cat lovers looking to teach cats specific skills or cat behavior … Continue reading Lessons from Training Mama Cottrell
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread throughout the United States over the past few months, more and more pet business owners have begun offering resources online, myself included. In doing so, I have three things in mind. One, some cat owners … Continue reading New Offerings from Allison Helps Cats
“When a puppy named Jack entered my life,” said Kristi Jones, “my curiosity in dog training was piqued.” Her curiosity eventually led her to work with dogs in shelters, rescues, and a training facility. Eventually, out of a desire to … Continue reading Interview with Kristi Jones, A Dog Behavior Consultant
Mama Cottrel sniffed the target stick and waited expectantly for a play session. Nothing happened, which puzzled her. She tried touching the target stick with her paw. Instantly she heard a click and then her favorite wand toy appeared. She … Continue reading Clicker Training with Mama Cottrell
Most cat owners have had a cat that misbehaved. A cat that dashed outside when it shouldn’t, jumped on counters, was too aggressive with your other pets, or did other naughty things. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could train … Continue reading Training Cats To Be Good
Can cats rival dogs in social intelligence? Recent research suggests that they can. In this article, I’ll briefly summarize the work of Kristyn Vitale, a postdoc at Oregon State University who studies cat socialization. I’ll also share four experiments that Vitale says pet owners can try at home with their cats. I tried them with my cats, and I’ll share their results in this article as well In November 2018 I interviewed Vitale, who grew up wanting to work with cats. Not seeing many opportunities in the field, she initially pursued zoology as a career, then switched to feline research … Continue reading Can Cats Rival Dogs in Social Intelligence?
How smart is your pet? More and more quizzes are becoming available for dog owners to test the cognitive abilities of their dog. Sadly, but not surprisingly, there are few such tests available for cat owners. It’s sad because cats … Continue reading How Smart is Your Pet?
As a professional pet sitter, I often get the question from potential clients as to whether or not they need a pet sitter for their cat. There tends to be two scenarios. The first scenario is the clients are going … Continue reading Guest Post: Does Your Cat Need A Pet Sitter?