Cat Classes & Workshops

The Marin Humane Society offers classes and workshops throughout the year to help strengthen your relationship with your cat. Cat workshops help guardians understand and handle their feline companions in a way that keeps both species safe and happy.

We regularly add new classes to our schedule. If you do not see a current class or workshop that works for you, please call 415.506.6280 to find out about future offerings.

Current Classes & Workshops Scheduled:
Cats 101
Senior Cat Care
Dog & Cats: Living in Harmony
Environment Enrichment
How do I train my cat to...?
TTouch Workshop for Cats
Feline House Training 
Kittens 101


Cats 101
Sunday, December 7
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Learn practical tips for building a positive relationship with your resident feline(s). We’ll talk about how to prevent litter box problems and destructive scratching, and how to play with your cat. Plus, we’ll share our favorite food, litter and toy products. Perfect for new and seasoned cat guardians alike!

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Senior Cat Care

Are you sharing your life with an older cat? Learn how to make those golden years even better. Discover the keys to graceful aging that your cat wants you to know. Join us for informative tips and hints to keep your senior cat fit, fabulous and feline-fine.

Currently there are no dates scheduled for this class. Please check back for future dates.

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Dog & Cats: Living in Harmony
Sunday, March 15
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Do you have a dog and want a cat? Are you owned by a cat and want a dog? Or are you already living with both? Come to our workshop and learn behavior modifying techniques for both cats and dogs, helping you toward a happy and peaceful home. Taught by Anni Black and Beth Weil, cat behavior consultant for the Marin Humane Society.

Please leave your animal companions at home.

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Environment Enrichment
Sunday, January 11
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Do you have a bored kitty at home? Have you spent lots of money on cat toys that are of no interest to your cat? Learn how to provide safe, fun entertainment for your feline friend. Boredom can be stressful for kitties and lead to health and behavior problems.

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How do I train my cat to...?
Sunday, February 22
1 to 2:30 p.m.

Many people believe that cats can’t be trained. Actually cats are very attuned to us and are excellent learners if positive reinforcement is used. This class will help you learn to communicate with your cat and provide mental stimulation for them. For instance, cats can be trained not to wake you up in the morning. The same training used for teaching cats tricks can also be used for keeping your cat off the counter.

Taught by Beth Weil, cat behavior consultant for the Marin Humane Society.

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TTouch Workshop for Cats
With Jodi Frediani, Certified TTouch Practitioner III

TTouch is a training and healthcare system developed by internationally known animal expert, Linda Tellington-Jones. Based on cooperation and understanding, these evolutionary techniques promote optimal performance and health without fear or force. TTouch can be used to reduce stress, soothe aches and pains, solve behavioral problems or simply to develop a closer relationship between you and your feline companion. This technique will also help adoption cats become more adoptable.

You’ll learn a variety of easy-to-use TTouches for your cat, and have the opportunity to apply your new skills. We’ll demonstrate ear slides and circular TTouches, and address specific issues such as how to work with anti-social and fearful cats.

For more information, please call 415.506.6280.

Currently there are no dates scheduled for this class. Please check back for future dates.

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Feline House Training

Is your cat peeing or pooping in inappropriate locations? Learn what your cats would like you to know about their bathroom needs.  A quarter of the calls received by our Cat Behavior Hotline are about litter box issues, and behaviorists believe all litter box can now be resolved.  Many cats are surrendered to shelters because of this problem.  Let’s address these issues before they become a big problem.

Currently there are no dates scheduled for this class. Please call the Cat Behavior Line at 415.506.6284, if you have a question regarding this issue.

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Kittens 101

Are you a first time kitten owner?  Learn the basics of how to care for you kitten and meet his/her behavioral needs. Imagine safe and easy trips to the veterinarian, a household free of litter box woes and a friendly, well-adjusted kitten. Kittens 101 can help your feline dreams come true! Kitten socialization is a very important step that is often overlooked by cat guardians. Learn how to communicate with your new best friend. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome.

Currently there are no dates scheduled for this class. Please call the Cat Behavior Line at 415.506.6284, if you have a question regarding this issue.

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Marin Humane Society

171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949
Phone 415.883.4621

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