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Successful Cat and Dog Introductions - Step by Step

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Target Audience: Beginning Trainer, Intermediate Trainer, Advanced Trainer, Non-Trainer
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Successful Cat and Dog Introductions: Step by Step

Millions of cat and dogs in America live together in varying degrees of harmony. Many of your dog clients will also have a cat at some point, and there are plenty of cat families that may adopt a dog, but they may not be aware of what each species needs in order to peaceably coexist with the other.  They need your help! The introduction process can make or break the relationship between household residents. This presentation will review some of the most important things to consider pre-introduction and the best way to set everything up for a smooth transition into a multi-species household. The presentation will also cover how to set up the environment and some specific training techniques that can be used to increase positive associations between individuals of both species. You will also learn how important it is to include the cat in the behavior modification and training plans.

Learning Objectives

A) Basics of pre-introduction preparation
B) Proper set-up before and during introductions 
C) Techniques to increase positive associations between cats and dogs

Presenter Information

Jacqueline is an IAABC Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and is co-instructor of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute’s Diploma of Feline Behavior program. She does cat and dog behavior and training consultations through her business Positive Cattitudes. Jacqueline also works with groups such as Florida Boxer Rescue, Florida Bengal Rescue and multiple animal shelters. She is especially interested in promoting positive attitudes about cats and is passionate about using operant conditioning techniques to improve the lives of cats everywhere. Jacqueline presents nationally and internationally on a variety of cat and dog training and behavior topics. You can see some of her cat training videos on her channel at

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • CCPDT: 1.5 CEUs
  • IAABC: 1.5 CEUs
  • KPA: 1.5 CEUs
  • IACP: 1.5 CEUs

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Phone: 1.800.PET.DOGS

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