Kitty Kindergarten: Creating the New Improved Cat Through Early Socialization. Normally $29.95
Are you facing Potty problems? Inter-cat aggression? Antisocial behavior? We’ve been told that these are part of a cat’s nature or something humans need to accept. It turns out that these and most cat behavior issues can be prevented with early socialization and training. A few techniques applied early on can change the course of a kitten’s life. This DVD lecture In this live recording of one of her popular lectures, Dr. Yin explains in detail about the sensitive period of socialization for kittens; demonstrates how to desensitize and countercondition kittens so they enjoy procedures like nail trims and injections; and shows how to quickly train your kitten to do desirable behaviors – like walking on a leash, sitting calmly, and coming when called. These simply behaviors can be used to replace and even prevent the naughty behaviors that a cat might perform. For veterinary professionals and shelter workers, Dr. Yin also outlines how you can set up your own successful “kitty kindergarten” program to improve the adoptability of cats and to help ensure they bond with their human families and stay in their homes.
From methods so simple they take virtually no time to learn to those that can be used in emergency situations to capture a cat and calm them quickly. Your ability to deal with difficult cats will improve dramatically with these simple techniques under your belt.
Towel Wrap Techniques for Handling Cats with Skill and Ease (part of the Low Stress Handling series). Normally $59.95
Learn how to apply six towel wraps to use on cats to keep them feeling comfortable and secure and a seventh wrap for emergency situations.
Recognize the common handler errors that can cause cats to struggle instead of calming down.
Evaluate which wraps are appropriate for a given cat and how to evaluate when to choose something else.
In this instructional DVD, Dr. Yin leads you through seven toweling techniques that will help keep potentially difficult cats calm and relaxed rather than eliciting anxiety and aggression. Each wrap is broken down step-by-step allowing you to practice along, first using stuffed animals and then using cats.
Videos from handling labs showing both the wrong way then the correct way