Kitten Kinder

We offer a socialisation and training program for kittens and their new carers. Led by an experienced animal welfare officer, participants will learn how to best raise their kitten and ensure they grow up to be a well-mannered and socialised member of the family.

Each session will include themed activities and enrichment tools. You will learn tips and tricks that will grow your own confidence around felines, and strengthen the bond with your new best mate. Topics will cover everything a new cat carer should know.

Bookings and enquiries

Should you wish to make a booking or have an enquiry, please phone 03 9287 6433 or email.

Training is held at the Lort Smith Adoption Hub, 38 Villiers Street, North Melbourne.

All profits from Kitten Kinder help support the operation of our Adoption Centre.

Conditions of the Lort Smith Kitten Kinder program can be downloaded here.

Overview

  • Three-week program
  • One-hour session per week
  • Ages 12–20 weeks old
  • Information pack included
  • Cost: $99.

Requirements

  • Kittens must be fully vaccinated
  • Your kitten is behaviour-tested prior to commencement of program.

Course outline

Week 1: Health and Wellbeing

  • Vaccination / FIV
  • Flea and worm treatment
  • Microchipping / ID
  • Desexing
  • Diet
  • Cat-proofing your home
  • Council registration
  • Health concerns.

Week 2: Behaviour

  • Rough play
  • Biting, scratching
  • Litter training
  • Unwanted behaviour
  • Enrichment.

Week 3: Training

  • Clicker training
  • Sit / High Five
  • Carrier training
  • Harness training.