Meet Steve the “Talking” Cat and his mom (animal behaviourist) Kristiina Wilson, who will share how you can use speech button training to get your cat to “talk” in this 2022 virtual Edmonton Cat Festival Celebpurrty Cat session!
In this session, Kristiina and Steve the Cat will share about how she trained Steve to “talk”—using associative concept training (what speech button training is and what it isn’t (it is NOT language or speech acquisition), how to train your pet to use speech buttons, and more!
During the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kristiina, an animal behaviourist, taught her best friend (a 13 year old tuxedo cat named Steve) to use AAC speech buttons and he became an internet sensation, even appearing in People magazine!
At the virtual Edmonton Cat Festival (a virtual weekend May 28 & 29, 2022) come meet Steve the “Talking” Cat, his mom and animal behaviourist Kristiina Wilson, and learn how you might use speech button training to teach your cat how to “talk!”
Meet Steve the “Talking” Cat
Sunday, May 29, 2022
12 to 1 p.m. MST
About Kristiina Wilson
Kristiina Wilson, CCBC, MA, has spent over 20 years working with domestic cats, rescuing, socializing and fostering ferals as well as raising bottle babies and placing over 400 abandoned cats in permanent homes. She recently completed her Masters Thesis work in Hunter College’s Animal Behavior and Conservation department.