Seminar & Courses

Chatvoirs

Everything you need to know for a problem-free cat

Offered in French only

Class Contents:

  • Solutions to the public’s feline behaviour problems
  • Solutions to furniture destruction and nibbling
  • Litterbox misuse problems
  • Nightly meowing issues
  • Good and bad cat trees
  • Good and bad toys
  • The proper play technique
  • Why are interactive feeding stations essential
  • Efficient cat education
  • Why is punishment inefficient
  • The cat without hierarchy nor domination
  • The proper transport crate
  • Quebec only – Let’s talk about declawing without making people feel guilty

The content of this course is derived from the former aCATemy 1. Approximately 35% of the content has changed. In addition, the material is presented in a new format and with different examples. If you followed aCATemy 1 more than two years ago, we advise that you update your knowledge.

 

Intelligence, perceptions and emotions of the cat

Offered in French only

Class Contents:

  • How to teach your cat to « sit » and do « high five »
  • How to speak « cat »
  • Train your cat to:
    • Trim its claws
    • Administer medication
    • Brush its fur
    • Brush its teeth
    • Clean its ears
  • Cat senses
  • Cat perception
  • The concept of time in cats
  • Can a cat…
    • Be jealous
    • Be envious
    • Seek revenge
    • Love and befriend
    • Feel guilty
    • Sacrifice itself
    • Mourn
  • Is my cat smarter than I thought
  • Ways to assess intelligence
  • Response and operant conditioning

This course borrows concepts taught in the former aCATemy 2 and 3, but between 70% and 80% of the material has changed or has been corrected following important developments in the field of feline behaviour and the knowledge of Cat Educator. In addition, the material is presented in a different format and with different examples. If you followed out aCATemy courses more than a year ago, we advise that you update your knowledge.

Communication, agression and myths

Offered in French only

In addition to dealing with new topics, we deepen some of the basics presented in the previous courses. It helps better understand how cats think and act, in addition to providing tips and tricks to modify some of their behaviours.

Class contents:

  • The cat’s body language from A to Z
  • Attacks on humans
  • Aggression between cats
  • Resolution of cat aggression cases from the attendance
  • Misunderstood pheromones
  • What the cat does within its domain
  • Results of camera and GPS tracking of cats – Realized by Cat Educator
  • These misinterpreted YouTube videos
  • Is there a difference in behaviour due to :
    • Breed
    • Colour
    • Gender
  • Is it a myth ? Choking babies, preferring women, being left-pawed…
  • The origin of some of the most famous myths about cats
  • The fascinating history of the black cat – Why is it still adopted less in shelters?

This course borrows concepts taught in the former aCATemy 2 and 3, but between 70% and 80% of the material has changed or has been corrected following important developments in the field of feline behaviour and the knowledge of Cat Educator. In addition, the material is presented in a different format and with different examples. If you followed out aCATemy courses more than a year ago, we advise that you update your knowledge.

* Note : aCATemy conferences are recognized by the ATSAQ for training credits.

 

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