2022 Cat Festival Celebpurrty Guest Feature: Meet Steve the “Talking” Cat

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 
Cat Festival Celebrity Steve the Talking Cat Speech Button Training Kristiine Wilson
Kristiina Wilson and Steve the Talking Cat
Kristiina Wilson Animal Behaviourist

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.

@kristiinawilson How To Get What U Want By SteveB #hunger4words #fluentpet #talkingcat #relentless #outside ♬ original sound – StinkTok

Steve wants to go outside!

Your $20 festival ticket gets you access to this and MORE purr-gramming LIVE and as session replays—join us for a weekend of CATivities & purr-gramming that celebrates cats, cat culture and cat people, while raising money for cat rescues! 100% proceeds from the 2022 festival will be donated to Community Cats Edmonton.
Thanks to our 2022 virtual festival sponsors:

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