Kitten Kindergarten **Sold Out**
"A kitten's mind is a terrible thing to waste." --Steve Dale
Are you the new owner of 8- to 16-week-old kitten? Then Kitten Kindergarten is for you! When kittens are 8 to 16 weeks old, their personalities are shaped and they are most open to new experiences. Proper socialization during this time will start your kitten out on the right paw and give it skills that will last a lifetime.
"The most important action a caretaker can take to help kittens find a permanent home is to actually socialize them." --Dr. Sophia Yin
This Kitten Kindergarten class will be held in the multi-purpose room at the Capital Humane Society's Pet Adoption Center on 6500 South 70th. Class will meet every Saturday for four weeks, beginning on January 7 and ending January 28, and running from 11 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The focus will be on positive exposure to socialization, husbandry, the environment, and training.
Socialization: Learn how to introduce your kitten to people, other animals, places, things, and other experiences.
Husbandry: Prepare your kitten to accept a wellness check, being weighed, and having its nails clipped and teeth cleaned.
Environment: Learn how to provide your kitten with the five pillars of a healthy cat environment.
Teach your kitten basic manners and tricks and how to accept a harness and leash.
Instructor: Allison Hunter-Frederick
Allison Hunter-Frederick is a cat behavior consultant with certificates in Cat Behavior and Retention and Low-Stress Handling, and has taken courses in cat aggression, cat elimination, and cat training. Her pet education articles have appeared in various local and national publications. She is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, Pet Professional Guild, and the Land on Your Feet Mentorship. She volunteers with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors and The Cat House and serves on the IAABC Feline Chatty committee and the PPG All Feline committee.