Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:54:48 +0000
Q: I'm using clicker training for my 3-year-old rescue kitty.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 16:19:42 +0000
Q: Our cats are climbing on the dinner table and disturbing us while we eat.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 15:11:56 +0000
Halloween is lots of fun for kids, but many dogs will be confused or upset by kids in
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 19:20:49 +0000
Did you know that boredom is a common culprit of problem behavior?
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:10:29 +0000
It's hot outside! As we kick off summer and temperatures continue to climb, we would like to remind you to please keep your pet's comfort and safety in mind. The ASPCA offers the following tips for keeping your pet happy during the hot weeks ahead:
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:17:58 +0000
Two clicker cats, training to perform on Broadway, have already made The New York Times.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:30:08 +0000
Do you know how you would save your pet in the event of a house fire
Mon, 07 Dec 2009 06:00:00 +0000
According to the Associated Press, 52% of pet owners plan to buy their animals a holiday gift—up from 43% last year. Many pets receive holiday outfits, special toys, and themed treats such as candy cane-shaped rawhide chews. Here at KPCT, we've already picked out a few holiday gifts for the special pets on our lists, including a Santa Loopie, Reindeer Toys, and a Hanukkah Gelt squeaker!
Mon, 26 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000
Are you planning on dressing up your dog, cat, or other pet for Halloween? Have you picked out or made the costume? We already have a good number of submissions for our costume contest, but there isn't one costume showing up more than others. After all your hard work getting your favorite friend ready for the fun festivities, be sure to take a picture and submit it to us. Enter the costume contest and you could win treats for your pet. All you have to do is take a picture of your pet dressed up in costume and then e-mail the picture.
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 05:00:00 +0000
Do you and your dog dress up for Halloween? Ever have a costume so cute you wish you could share with everybody else? Think your outfits are so outrageous they could win a prize? Well, while you’re preparing for Halloween, be sure to enter our Pets in Costume Contest. The winner receives—what else?—free treats! All you have to do is take a picture of your pet dressed up in costume and then costumes [at] clickertraining [dot] com (e-mail the picture). Good luck!
Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:16:12 +0000
In case you missed it, we blogged about Samantha's other recent press coverage earlier this month.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 05:00:00 +0000
The Canis Film Festival is in full swing, with some fantastic entries in from around the clicker training world. Submissions are now closed, and the finalists have been posted.
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 17:56:55 +0000
Don't miss this terrific interview with clicker trainer Samantha Martin in the Chicagoist. Samantha works with cats and small mammals, using all-positive training with amazing results. (And if you can't get enough of Samantha, check out our own profile of this dynamic trainer: Herding Cats in Hollywood.) An excerpt from the new interview:
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 15:27:57 +0000
If you live in the Chicago area, don't miss the Circus Cats! These fantastic domestic felines (clicker trained, of course) will amuse and amaze as they ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, push carts, walk the high wire, climb ropes, jump through hoops, and more! The cats finally have a stage to purrform on, complete with lights, sound, and a set-up so the audience can see from any seat in the house. Meet new cast member Neo, as well as all your favorites. These cats even play in a band: The Rock-Cats are a trio of talented felines on drums, guitar and piano.
Samantha Martin's Acro-Cats have appeared on 190 North, WGN, America's Got Talent, CBS and more. Don't miss your chance to meet them live and in purrson. Limited seats available Book your tickets early.
Purrforming live Saturday, October 11 at 4:00 and 6:00 p.m.
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647