Cat Training Oakland CA
Board and Train
Jessica Bay-10 yrs. Elaine Ashes- 5 yrs.
Elaine Ashes graduated from the San Francisco SPCA's Acadamy for Dog Trainers in the spring of 2005.
San Francisco, CA
North Hollywood, CA
Dog Behavior Specialists
SF/SPCA Certified Trainer and Consultant SF/SPCA Certified in Dog Aggression Certified Professional Dog Trainer
San Francisco, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Dog Behavior Specialists, Clicker Training, CPDTs
15 years where I'm getting paid for it -- lots more years where I was doing it for free.....
*Clinical Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, CDBC #087 *Endorsed Member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors, NADOI #1043E *Certified Member of Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers, CPDT #2020438 *Endorsed Professional Member of the International Institute for Applied Companion Behavior #042 *Endorsed Professional Dog Behavior Consultant of the International Institute for Applied Companion Behavior #042 *International Association of
Communicating with Your Cat
Communicating with your cat is not simply a parlor trick you can perform to amuse your dinner guests. It's an important part of training your cat and reinforcing your bond with her.
Teaching your cat simple commands like "DOWN" and "NO!" will make her a better pet, while words like "Treats!" and "Dinner!" will help her associate you with something pleasurable.
Cats rarely vocalize with other cats (other than to hiss and growl at trespassers); they reserve verbal interaction for humans.
Feline language is a complex mix of facial expression, tail position, ear position and other forms of body language in addition to scent and sound. Cats learn to make demands of us by observing which of their sounds cause which human responses.
Understanding Your Cat
Some cats (like the Oriental breeds) are vocal and have extensive vocabularies. Other cats scarcely "speak" at all, or have a one-size-fits-all yowl that covers all the bases.
Whether your cat is vocal or not, she will be fluent in body language, a key component of her interactions with you and other animals. By tuning in to both her body and her voice, you can learn to differentiate between "Feed me" and "HELP! Timmy's in the well!"
The following vocalizations are fairly common to most cats:
Most Cats Use the Following Gestures to Communicate:The Tail: