Category: Cat

Cat Training Corner: Training a Kitten to “Go to Box”

by Patience Fisher

Go-to-box training is a very useful tool. It enables you to not only relocate a cat, but more importantly to refocus him. It is an excellent tool for teaching impulse control. I find that target training is the best first step to teaching this. Below is a case study of teaching an impulsive kitten to go to a box on cue. I worked with Freddy and his owners from the time he was 5 months old until he was 7 months old.

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Career Paths

Animal behavior consultants come from all walks of life. One of the most common questions IAABC gets is about how to get started working with pets and their people. In this series, we’ll be talking to each of our IAABC division chairs about how they made their love of animals into their profession. This issue, we talked to Shelter Division Co-Chair Katenna Jones about her work, and how she became an animal behavior consultant…

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