Veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author Sophia Yin will present “Kitty Kindergarten: How Early Socialization Can Create the New, Improved Cat” from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Her talk will be in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.
The No. 1 and 2 behavioral problems with cats — urinating outside the box and aggression to people and other pets — are both related to poor socialization during early kittenhood, Yin says. She will describe how “kitty kindergarten” and early socialization can create cats that are as outgoing and sociable as the average dog.
Yin makes animal behavior house calls, works at San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, writes for several veterinary and popular magazines and has consulted for several zoos. She also lectures and teaches workshops internationally on animal behavior and low-stress handling and has served as a behavior expert for shows such as “Dogs 101” on Animal Planet.
She also is the author of numerous books and publications. A book-signing and sales will follow her presentation.
No reservations are required for the free program. For more information, contact Joan Tuss 530-757-5588 or [email protected].