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2022 Cat Courses & Seminars

From January 3 - 27, 2023 - RSPCA NSW School Holiday Program 

This School Holiday Program gives children and teens the opportunity to learn about the animals who currently call RSPCA NSW home.

They will learn how to better understand our four legged friends in order to keep them mentally stimulated, happy and healthy. They will have the opportunity to go on a behind-the-scenes tour and meet various RSPCA team members. 

They will also get crafty and create enrichment goodies for their own pet or one of the lucky animals at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter.

Applications for the Summer program are now open with each session tailored to a specific age group: 8 to 11 years, 12 to 15 years and 13 to 17 years. They are also 
offering new one-off programs including Animal Health & Animal Training days. Spaces are limited so book now to secure your spot!

When: Tuesday 3 – Friday 27 January 2023; Full day sessions from 9.00am – 3.00pm

Where: Sydney Shelter, Yagoona, NSW

2023 Kitten Kindergarten Online Classes (Australia-wide)

Are you adoption a kitten? Kitten Kindergarten is an essential early socialisation and habituation program for you, your family and your kitten.

Well-adapted, confident cats are less fearful of novel situations and less likely to display inappropriate behaviours.​

Topics covered include:

Understanding your kitten and cat’s body language
Socialisation to people, kids and proper cat handling
Keeping your kitten safe at home
Managing child-cat relationships
How to design an enriched environment for cats
How to prevent problem behaviour in kittens
Litter-box training and management
Importance of scratching and appropriate scratching surfaces
How to stop kitten biting and encourage good manners
Species-appropriate diet and creative feeding
Preventative health care
Introduction to harness & leash training
Introduction to clicker and target training
Fear Free health care: nail trimming, grooming, teeth brushing, pilling and weight checks
Carrier training, stress-free vet visits and much more!

Kitten Kindy Prerequisites: Suitable for kittens between 6 to 24 weeks of age. Clients with older kittens or adult cats encouraged to attend

Class Schedule and Location: 4-week Live online course (One-on-one)
Held once a week for 1-1.5 hours via Zoom (weekdays or weekends)

The course fee is $180 for one kitten / $200 for two kittens
2023 intakes are Saturday, 28th January at 10 am, 04th March, Saturday 06th May, Saturday 05th August and Saturday 07th October.

Australian Cat Lover readers will receive a $20 discount (simply mention ACL when enrolling).

Places are limited; enrol here

2023 Kitten & Cat Class - Live Online Zoom Class

This 5-week Kitten and Cat Class is presented by Delta-accredited instructor Cecilia Navarro from Positive Dogs and will cover the following behaviours and topics:

Getting started with reinforcers, reward markers, teaching your kitty's name, the art of luring, mat training, crate training, targeting, co-operative care behaviours, consent training, using targets, body handling, brushing, weighing, species appropriate diets, cat exercise and enrichment, Fear Free and proactive wellness veterinarians for your cat and how cats learn.

All cats and kittens of any age are suitable for this class.

The course is 5 weeks in duration (45 minutes per week). First class is a ‘Kitty Free’ information evening that is a pre-recorded lesson. Weeks 2 – 5 are live ZOOM classes
We run this course as a ZOOM course because cats and kittens feel far more comfortable and therefore learn better in their home environment. It also means you can join this course from anywhere in Australia (or the world).

2023 dates to be announced.
Cost is $150.00 (Payment is online when you sign up).

What you need to do to join class:

1) Go to
2) Select your preferred start date to sign up.

For more information or to book your place in the next course, call 0416 090 600 or email 

Pet First Aid/CPR Certification Class via Zoom Live!

This 3-hour live, interactive cat-only First Aid & CPR course offered by Pet First Aid 4U, is taught by Master Instructor, Arden Moore via Zoom. 

You will earn a two-year certificate. You MUST register in advance to secure a spot in class. Class meets from 5 to 8 p.m. Arden and Pet Safety Cat Casey will guide you on the various hands-on techniques you can perform on a stuffed toy, rolled towel, or your willing, tolerant cat.

Cost: Fee covers the instruction, detailed course book & handouts. 

For more information, please visit

2022 - Feline Medicine Distance Education (Australia-wide)

If cats could talk, they'd be the first to tell you that they require refined, particular and focused care.

An unwell cat poses many unique challenges to the small animal practitioner and the difference between managing canine and feline patients (in both the art and the science of veterinary medicine) is well recognised.
This course is designed to reinforce, deepen and broaden your knowledge of feline medicine in a practical, interactive and enjoyable way. In addition, it will provide you with valuable information to make your practice more feline friendly. Cement your knowledge with the case-focused workshop.
The Feline Medicine Distance Education course is truly an international course. Depending on your location once you enrol you will join a cohort of participants in your part of the world. 

For more details on all Small Animal Medicine courses offered by the University of Sydney (Centre for Veterinary Education)click here

Kitten Neonatal Care Webinars (Online)

Learn how to care for neonatal kittens (kittens zero to four weeks old). This Alley Cat Allies webinar series (4 modules) was developed to make sure anyone who cares for orphaned kittens is ready to provide the food, love, and care they need. The series of 60-minute online presentations includes sessions geared toward rescue organisations, fosters, shelter staff, veterinary staff, and others who want to help save kittens.

This kitten webinar series is presented by National Kitten Coalition Co-Founders:
  • Rosemarie Crawford, a licensed veterinary technician who has worked in high-volume shelters and large veterinary practices and regularly fosters ill kittens.
  • Susan Spaulding, who has fostered thousands of neonatal kittens and advises numerous shelters on neonatal kitten care.
For more details, please click here

Any time - Cat Psychology & Training (Online)
This Animal Psychology home study course will help you understand cat psychology and apply that knowledge to manage and influence the behaviour of your cats.
  • Cat communication - domestic and wild cats
  • Cat behaviour training - domestic cats
  • Cat behaviour
  • Cat business management 
Course duration and pace: 100 hours of self paced study. Start the course at any time and study at a pace to suit you. Take 12 months to complete the course with as much or as little tutor guidance or support as you need.

Course Code: BAG222 - Qualification: Statement of Attainment

Cost: $647.90 (inc. GST) at

Any time  - Responsible Cat Ownership Course (Online)
The Responsible Cat Ownership Course gives you some basic information about your legal responsibilities as a cat owner.

It will also help you be a better companion to your cat, teaching you about the best food, how to keep your pet entertained, dealing with scratching and yowling, and making sure your cat stays safely at home.

The course covers three main topics:
Section 1 – Rights and responsibilities
Section 2 – Cat welfare and management
Section 3 – Cat behaviour

You can do this course online in your own time by downloading the training manual:
Responsible Cat Ownership Training Course Manual (PDF - 2.7 MB)
Responsible Cat Ownership Training Course Manual (WORD - 64.3 KB)

For more details, click here

An integrative approach to behaviour cases with Dr Kate Lindsey (Free Podcast)

Dr Kate Lindsey is a veterinarian who has had a lifelong fascination with animals and their behaviour. After feeling confused and uncomfortable with the high rates of euthanasia due to behavioural reasons seen in veterinary practice, Kate pursued further studies in this field and founded Kalmpets in Perth, WA. 

Dr Sarah Howard discusses with Dr Kate Lindsay emerging research in the field of behavioural medicine and the crossover between canine and human mental illnesses. We then jump into the specifics of how she uses diet and supplements to aid in the management of her cases.

To listen to this free podcast, click Pure Animal Podcast (Apple Podcast)
Are you running an educational course, seminar  or webinar aimed at cat owners or pet professionals in Australia?

Why not send us an email with all the details to be listed (free) in our next update?

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