Cat behavior classes and workshops from Marin Humane in Novato
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Cat Workshops


The Behavior & Training Department offers workshops that span basic cat care for young and old to best practices for dealing with kitty behavior issues. 

  • Improve your cat’s quality of life with environmental enrichment
  • Alleviate problem behaviors like jumping up on the counter and scratching furniture
  • Teach him practical skills like targeting to allow you to move him around easily
  • Teach your cat to come when called and do fun tricks

Training helps you communicate clearly with your cat and deepen your relationship.

If you aren’t sure which Workshop is right for you give our Cat Behavior Advice line a call:  415.506.6284 or email CatBehavior@MarinHumane.org

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 415.506.6284 to find out about future offerings.

950 - Workshop: Cats 101

Bringing home a new cat or getting to know how to care for the one you have, can be confusing and overwhelming. Our Cats 101 workshop is designed to provide cat owners the information they need about caring for their cat.  Learn practical tips for building a positive relationship with your resident feline(s) and how to provide for the 5 basic needs of all cats. We'll talk about how to prevent litter box problems and destructive scratching, and how to play with your cat. Plus, we'll share our favorite food, litter and toy products. Perfect for new and seasoned cat guardians alike!  This is an online ZOOM class.  $15
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950 - Workshop: Feline Environment Enrichment

Animals in captivity (our homes) need what scientists call “enrichment” to be truly happy. Do you have a bored kitty at home? Are you transitioning your cat to being indoor only? Thinking about building a cat enclosurer (AKA Catio?)   Does your kitty try to get your attention by doing naughty things? Have you spent lots of money on cat toys that are of no interest to your cat? Learn how to provide safe, fun environmental stimulation for your feline friend. Boredom is stressful for kitties and can lead to health and behavior problems. Learn simple, inexpensive ways to significantly enrich the life of your feline companion. This is an online Zoom class.  $15
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10:30 AM
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950 - Workshop: How To Train Your Cat

Many people believe that cats cannot be trained. They CAN be. Cats actually respond well to positive reinforcement (usually their favorite treat or being scratched in their favorite spot). The benefits of training your cat go far beyond learning how to do a trick.  We’ll teach you how to communicate with your cat and provide mental/psychological stimulation for them. The best part about training your cat, is that it teaches you both how to communicate with each other, which improves the relationship between you.   In addition, some of you may wish to train your cat not to wake you up in the morning, or some of you do not appreciate when they jump on the dinner table – we can help teach you how to use positive reinforcement techniques to train away some of these unwanted behaviors or behavioral challenges. This is an online Zoom class.  This is a 1 and 1/2  hour class.  $20
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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?  Is your kitten hiding, shy or biting you?  Best practices of kitten care have probably changed since you last had a kitten.  Attending our workshop will help you prevent problem behaviors before they begin.   Socializing kittens is an important part of their education. This workshop will help your feline dreams come true! This is an hour online class using Zoom.  $15
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