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(Virtual Event) Decoding the Mysteries of Cats

Wednesday, May 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This lecture pulls together and interrelates:

  • Cats’ relationship to hunting and resting through the Cycle of Predation that can lead to “drive-by” ankle biting, play aggression, early morning wake up, and food aggression as examples.
  • Their sense of identity in being a predator or being prey on the Confidence Scale that can lead to similar behaviors but can also result in fearful cats, victimized cats (cat on cat aggression), fear aggression and redirected aggression.
  • Their relationship with us as influenced by the Mother/Kitten Relationship that they learned from their mother cat and that connects them through food needs, attention and comfort seeking, and their status with their most favored and/or least favored people.
  • And finally the relationship between Hunger, Appetite, Metabolism and Exercise to all the above!

A Q & A session will follow to address your questions and concerns about your cat’s behavior.

Presenter: Stephen Quandt, founder of Stephen Quandt Feline Behavior Associates, LLC and certified Feline Training and Behavior Specialist most recently with the Animal Care Centers of NYC (nycacc.org) and also of the ASPCA.org has created a feline behavior webinar for the public that explains cat behavior from the perspective of the evolutionary and adaptive forces that help shape their lives.

Program sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.

Please register; Zoom links will be sent out before the event.


Wednesday, May 22
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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