Shelter Cats

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a way to have fun, positive interactions with cats. This is especially important in a shelter where some cats don’t view humans in a very positive light. It reminds the cats that nice things happen when people are around. Eventually cats become less fearful and more interested in potential adopters.

PAWS volunteer Gail has been teaching clicker training to other volunteers, and working with a number of cats at the shelter.
Here’s a session with Roamer, one of her star pupils.

“Up, Roamer!”

“Good job, Roamer!” Gail gives him a little reward.

For a very good short video that shows the benefits of clicker training CLICK HERE.

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10 years ago

That is soooooo cool! Maybe we need a clicker…to teach some of my sisters proper manners MOL!

10 years ago

I am very interested to clicker train the cats though I think I myself need training on how to do it. 🙂

10 years ago

That is AWESOME!!!! What a great way to help the kitties interact! It looks like fun too…I think I should get a clicker for Katie! Wonder if you can teach a (shhhhhh) kind of old kitty some new tricks!

I’ve never seen such a long clicker either…
Wow, a Thundershirt last week, and now a clicker this week. I better start budgeting my green papers!
; ) Glogirly

10 years ago

That is a fantastic idea for getting cats used to be around humans. Good stuff. Have a great week.

10 years ago

Don’t get any ideas Mum – or we’ll start clicker training you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

10 years ago

Austin has me clicker trained very well 🙂 Oh! Was it not supposed to be that way round? 😉

10 years ago

That is wonderful way to help kitties get used to be around humans!

10 years ago

Awww Roamer sure looks like a star!

10 years ago

I clicker trained my horse. He does all kinds of tricks. Clickers are wonder!!!

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That’s just sweet! I should try something like that with Leo.. hee hee. Star, not so much, at her age, she’d just want to bite me if I clicked anything at her!

10 years ago

Go Gail!

We love Roamer. He’s such a cool cat, and really smart!

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