Mayhew Katzen & Hunde Tierheim Tag der Offenen Tür in London

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Hallo zusammen,

Wir sind sehr Stolz darauf, dass wir dieses Jahr den Tag der Offenen Tür beim Tierheim Mayhew in London unterstützen werden.

Wir arbeiten ja schon seit einigen Jahren mit Mayhew und unterstützen Ihre Tiere mit Spielzeugen und regulären Besuchen von unserem Team in England. Dieses Jahr werden wir Ihne tattkräftig auf ihrem Event unterstützen. 🙂

Wenn Ihr zufällig in London sein solltet kommt vorbei! Es gibt bei Mayhew etwas fuür die ganze Familie. Zusätzlich bekommt man exklusive Einblicke

Ihr könnte die Katzen, die auf ein neues Zuhause warten besuchen, euch die Tierarztpraxis anschauen oder im Garten mit vegetarischem BBQ erholen. Es wird auch viele Gartenspiele geben, Musik und natürlich Stände wo Ihr Sachen für eure Katzen kaufen könnt. 🙂

Tickets

Tickets kann man für £3 (Erwachsene) und £2 (Kinder und Concessions) direkt beim Event kaufen.

Wo?

Mayhew Animal Home, Trenmar Gardens, NW10 6BJ

U-Bahn Zugang: Willesden Junction oder Kensal Green

Bis dann,

Marc

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Mayhew Open Day Event in London

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Hi everyone,

We are very proud that we will be supporting Mayhew for their Open Day this year by sponsoring their cattery.

We’ve worked with the charity for a number of years by donating toys to their rescues but this year we decided that we should support them that little bit further!

So why not join us in supporting them and meet us and the Mayhew team at the Open Day Event!

Join the street party at Mayhew for a day of activities and a unique look behind the scenes at the work they do.

You can visit the Cattery and meet the residents awaiting homes, tour the Veterinary Clinic and relax in the garden with their veggie BBQ, live music and outdoor games. There will also be plenty of stalls to browse with treats for you and your furry family members.

Tickets

Tickets will be available on the door priced at £3 for adults and £2 for children and concessions.

Location

Mayhew Animal Home, Trenmar Gardens, NW10 6BJ

Nearest Tube: Willesden Junction or Kensal Green (on street parking is available first come first serve however the streets do get very busy and we would recommend public transport)

Thanks,

Marc

Trefft uns auf der LondonCats International Cat Show & amp; Expo in London PLUS Ticket-Gewinnspiel

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Hallo!

Wir wollten euch nur kurz bescheid sagen, dass wir wieder in England zusammen mit unserem Partner Katzenworld einen Stand auf einer Katzenshow haben werden. Dieses mal ist es die größte Katzenshow in England! This year’s LondonCats event will be hosted at the fantastic Tobacco Dock venue in central London.

Ihr könnt Tickets für das Event hier gewinnen. Und zusätzlich gibt es die Chance  20% Preisnachlass auf der LondonCats Webseite abzustauben! Einfach unseren Code 4C20 beim Checkout angeben. 🙂

LondonCats hostet dieses Jahr in Tobacco Dock (London) eine Katzenshow des 21ten Jahrhunderts! 

Am 4ten und 5ten Mai wird es in Tobacco Dock über 50 verschiedene Arten von Katzen zu sehen geben, 7 Internationale Richter, Essen und Getränke von den besten “Streetfood” Anbietern Londons und auch noch berühmte Internet Katzen!!!! Dies ist eine Katzenshow wie keine andere… es wird hier soviel zu sehen geben. 🙂

Eine Katzenshow ist traditionell eine ziemlich private Angelegenheit. Mit der Beurteilung im Geheimen und wenig für die Öffentlichkeit. LondonCats ist mit TICA (The International Cat Association) verbunden, einer Organisation, die weltweit über 70 verschiedene Katzenrassen akzeptiert. TICA gibt auch nicht Rassekatzen super Trophäen.

Möchtet Ihr auch ohne Rassekatze bei Katzenausstellung engagieren? TICA hat das größte Register von Hauskatzen. Deine Hauskatze könnte der nächste Superstar sein! Diese Veranstaltung ist wirklich inklusive und verändert das Image der Katzenshow.

TICA-Richter sind auffällig, extravagant und interaktiv mit ihrem Publikum. Bei der LondonCats Internationalen Show gibt es 7 Ringe mit Richtern aus der ganzen Welt. Hier unterhalten sie sich mit über 200 Ausstellern über die Geheimnisse der schönsten Katzen der Welt. Steven Meserve, Gründer von LondonCats, ist ein TICA-Richter und macht für sein vorausschauendes Denken Wellen:

Die Katzenshow wird natürlich nicht die einzige Unterhaltung des Wochenendes sein. Es gibt auch “Katzen-Agility”, bei der Katzen beim Spazierengehen und Tricks beobachtet werden können oder einen echten Stargast wie James Bowen und Straßenkater Bob treffen können.

Für diejenigen, die ihren geliebten vierbeinigen Freunden etwas zurückgeben möchten, gibt es viele Möglichkeiten, sie mit Leckereien und Geschenken einer Vielzahl von Anbietern zu verwöhnen. PurrForm Premium-Rohkatzenfutter, Basil Der Bionische Kater, der international bekannte Katzenblog Katzenworld, Auto Pet, Dr. Elsey’s und vieles mehr.

Die Show ist sowohl samstags als auch sonntags von 9 bis 17 Uhr für die Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.

Tickets sind an der Tür oder online erhältlich bei LondonCats.

Meet us at the LondonCats International Cat Show & Expo in Tobacco Dock PLUS Ticket Giveaway

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Hi everyone,

We are once again running a stall with our partner Katzenworld at what will be the UK’s biggest and best cat only expo and cat show! This year’s LondonCats event will be hosted at the fantastic Tobacco Dock venue in central London.

In addition to running a joint giveaway for a pair of tickets and toys here we also over a 20% partner discount for show tickets if you use the code 4C20 during checkout on the LondonCats website.

Full Details below:

LondonCats is Clawing Traditional Cat Fancy into the 21st Century

A London Based Cat Company are pushing aside the out-dated cat show and are taking over London with a revolutionary event they call a ‘Cat Extravaganza’.

This May 04/05 in Tobacco Dock they will feature over 50 cat breeds, 7 international judges, food and drink from London’s best food trucks and Instagram’s cat celebrities, this is a cat show like you have never seen before! So shake off the preconceptions of old ladies, white coats and clipboards before you hear about the biggest cat expo in all of Europe and the first event of its kind in the UK…

Traditionally, the cat show is a fairly private affair. With judging done in secret and little for the general public to enjoy. LondonCats is associated with TICA (The International Cat Association), an organisation which accepts over 70 different breeds of cat worldwide. TICA is also growing their Household Pet exhibitors with prestigious trophies to be won by the unassuming moggie.

Want to get involved in cat showing without a pedigree cat? TICA has the largest registry of household cats. Your moggie could be the next superstar! This event is truly all inclusive and changing the face of the cat fancy.

TICA judges are flashy, flamboyant and super interactive with their audience. At the LondonCats International Show there are 7 judging rings that play host to prestigious judges from all over the world. Here they talk through the secrets of the most beautiful cats in the world to over 200 spectators at a time. LondonCats founder Steven Meserve is a TICA judge and making waves for his forward thinking:

The cat show won’t be the only entertainment of the weekend. There is also cat agility where you can watch cats jump through hoops and doing tricks or meet a real cat celebrity guest like James Bowen and a Street Cat Named Bob while enjoying some street food from one of the many gourmet food trucks.

For those who want to give something back to their beloved four-legged friends there will be plenty of ways to spoil them with treats and gifts from a multitude of vendors; PurrForm Premium Raw Cat Food, Basil The Bionic Cat, the internationally renowned cat blogger Katzenworld, Auto Pet, Dr. Elsey’s and lots more.

The show will be open to the public from 9am to 5pm  on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available on the door or online, from the LondonCats website.

Unser Besuch beim Tierheim Mayhew

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4cats besucht das Tierheim Mayhew

Letzte Woche besuchten wir das Tierheim Mayhew in London. Das fantastische Team hinter dem Tierheim kümmert sich heutzutage nicht nur um Tiere sondern auch um Obdachlose und generelle Probleme in der lokalen Gemeinschaft

Natürlich brachten wir eine Box mit vielen unserer Spielzeuge für die Katzen im Tierheim. 🙂

Dieser große Kater war sich zuerst nicht so ganz sicher ob er auch wirklich mit dem Spielzeug spielen wollte als wir mit der Kamera da waren…

…. jedoch überkam ihn schnell der Drang mit dem Baldrian Spielzeug zu spielen und so vergaß er, dass wir am zugucken waren! 😉

Selbst die Katze, die nach Angaben des Tierheims sehr ängstlich ist kam erstmal um zu gucken was denn da nun los ist!

Wir möchten uns nochmal ganz herzlich beim ganzen Team von Mayhew bedanken und freuen uns schon darauf dieses Jahr mit ihnen einiges mehr zu machen!

Beste Grüße,

Marc

Our visit to Mayhew

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4cats visits Mayhew

Hi everyone,

Last week we’ve met with the wonderful team behind Mayhew the charity helping cats, dogs and even the community in general.

Of course we brought a box of our toys along for the resident kitties and we certainly think that this was a total success!

This big boy at first decided to carefully inspect his new present…

But soon he decided that even with us present he just had to roll around with it!!!

In fact, even the shy cat decided to come and have a look. 🙂

Big thanks also to the entire team at Mayhew for making us feel so welcome!

And… we shall be doing a lot more with them this year. So stay tuned on the news of what we have in the pipeline to help the charity and their kitties. 🙂

Thanks,

Marc

Meet us at the LondonCats International Show in Leatherhead

Hi everyone,

We will be running a stall with our partner Katzenworld at the LondonCatsInternational Cat Show so why not come and meet us this weekend!

As the show is in the UK this post is only available in English.

LondonCats International Show Is Back!

The LondonCats International Show is in town on a mission to stage, reward and celebrate our purrfect companions. We will be taking over the Leatherhead Leisure Centre in Surrey, for our seventh show on the 5th and 6th of January 2019, where we will share the love with more than 200 cats of over 50 different breeds.

LondonCats International Show works in partnership with TICA (The International Cat Association)

There will be some all-time favourite breeds in attendance such as the Bengal, British Short Hair, Maine Coon and Sphynx all under one roof competing for the ultimate prize of Best Kitten, Best Cat, Best Alter and Best Household Pet. Also, joining these cats are the more exotic breeds such as the Lykoi (better known as the Werewolf cat) and Marguerites (an African Sand Cat cross). The show will bring together not just the UK cat community, but cats from around the world. As well as welcoming international TICA judges from the USA, Canada, Italy, France and the UK.

For those who want to give something back to their beloved four-legged friends there will be plenty of ways to spoil them with treats and gifts from a multitude of vendors: Bengal Cat World, the internationally renowned cat blogger Katzenworld and lots more. Also attending will be PurrForm Premium Raw Cat Food, with their mission to spread the word about natural complete raw feeding to all cat owners across the UK and Dr. Elsey’s with its goal to provide products that help cats live happier, healthier lives.

The show will be open to the public from 10am- 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are available on the door or online, from the LondonCats website.

LondonCats International Cat Show 5th & 6th January

10am – 5pm Leatherhead Leisure Centre – Surrey

Make sure you don’t miss out on a weekend spent in the company of

beautiful cats!

For more information, please contact: info@londoncats.org.uk

+44 0207 247 1943

Cat training – Is this really possible?

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Cat Training – Is this Really Possible?

Whether Bengal, Maine Coon, Persian, or British shorthair cat. Whether house or street cat, young or old. Cats are considered sensitive and wayward animals. To have a harmonious coexistence with the most popular pet, education is essential. Through education you can avoid scratched walls, furniture and curtains.

Cats are not selected as pets without good reason. Although they are very stubborn and have a strong will, they are also empathic, sensitive and can be affectionate and very cuddly. What can create an intimate relationship and friendship between you and the animal.

However, in order not to become the servant of your pet and having to share the bed with your fluffy companion in addition to the hammock in the garden, it is worth taking educational measures.

When should you train your cat and how long does the training?

In order to make your cat’s training easier, you should have tact as well as empathy. Among other things, it is helpful to know the race-specific characteristics of your pet in order to understand and respect characteristics and natural behavior. In addition, you should spend time and patience. Cat training is not easy, but with the right methods is quite possible and your velvety companion never completely learns.

Not only baby cats or kittens can be trained. As a rule, their learning success sets in faster, because they have not yet adapted to other patterns of behavior. Nevertheless, with just as much patience, you can also familiarize older pets with desired behaviors.

With clear rules you create a pleasant living atmosphere for you and your little one.

This is how cat education succeeds

Because of their high sensitivity, cats quickly perceive the mood of a person and notice whether their behavior is good or bad. Cats have their own head and do not like to be ordered around. Like children, they test their limits. For this reason, you should set clear boundaries for your fluffy roommate and pursue them consistently.

Cats are independent in their nature and they do not claim to please you permanently. Based on this, you should invest time in reinforcing the behavior you desire to make it as attractive as possible for the cat to behave according to its own ideas.

First of all, you should be aware that there are things that cats can not learn or learn due to their nature. The fact that the four-legged friends are scratching at furniture is not a matter of willfulness, but a natural way of cutting the claws. A punishment would not be beneficial in this case.

You should make it your mission to channel the unwanted behavior into alternative ways that are acceptable to you and that do not suppress the natural behavior of your pet.

Help with cat training

Positive reinforcement instead of negative punishment

The key to success in training cats lies in rewarding desired behavior and consistent action.

 

  1. Fixed rules: From the outset, you should set rules what your kitten is allowed to do and what not. These should then be consistently and long-term enforced both by you and by all persons living in the household. A change of the rule or inconsistency can hinder the learning success.
  2. Staying patient: To achieve a long lasting learning success, you should be patient and patiently practice with your fluffy friend. The internalization of the learned usually takes more than a few days. Always keep in mind the expectations you have of your pet and whether it will preserve a species-appropriate cat life. Too little space can lead to a frustrated and inactive cat.
  3. Positive Reinforcement: The method of rewarding is more effective than trying to educate your cat with fear. Cats learn by linking situations with reactions. Reward desired behaviors immediately with treats or pats – so remembers her fluffy friend and combines this behavior with an added value for themselves.

Right scolding: The sound makes the music

As an omission command, the introduction of the word “no” as a command can be worthwhile. To make it clear to your cat that she should not do something, not the word is the acting component, but the way you say something. Preferably you should always choose the same word and emphasize it immediately. It helps if you exclaim in a strict and understandable voice.

In addition, the temporal sequence is an aspect to consider. If your four-legged friend does something undesirable, the punishment must be immediately followed, otherwise the animal is unaware of what he is getting into trouble for. You should immediately give him an alternative afterwards.

So if your housetiger is again inclined to scratch a piece of furniture, you immediately intervene with a certain voice and then place it, for example, on a scratching post, where you then reward it for its clawing.

Training aids as an alternative

If your “no” does not prevail and the unwanted behavior does not set in, you can also resort to alternative aids. You can also use a clicker, which may be known to you from dog training, for the training of your cat.

With the clicker training, you can even teach your pet hassle-free and playful tricks. Training the cat can also help you imitate the cat’s language. A gentle blow to the face, for example, resembles the hissing, with which cats measure each other.

The use of water in cat training is controversial. When using water, you should be careful not to scare your pet, so it will not be afraid and permanently lose confidence in you. It helps to use this method very sparingly and not to become a habit.

In spite of several cuddly kittens in a household, keeping order – is that possible?

In principle, cat training also succeeds in the case of several kittens living in a flat. Here they should first reconcile the education and relationship with each other. Make sure you avoid competition and that the equipment is available in sufficient quantities. In particular, this applies to toys, scratching posts and hands for extensive pats.

The more places to hide they can enjoy, the more spaces you can create, the better you will get along. To avoid that your fluffy rascals wander uncontrollably through the apartment and cause chaos, you should keep them busy.

In that case you can get creative and not just use conventional cat toys. Simple tennis balls can be used for other purposes and are ideal as a toy for occupational therapy.

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In the attitude of several cats, among other things, to pay attention to the constellation. After all, there are cats with a more active personality and others with more tranquil traits.

The right amount of attention for each of their favorites you often intuitively recognize and can thus counteract. If you realize that simple principles of education do not work as desired in the case of their combination, it is also advisable to visit an aid center. Special cat forums can provide quick help to maintain the quality of life of all involved.

Deadly Sins of Cat Training: 5 fundamentally avoidable mistakes in cat training

For your training to produce the desired results and make the most of your efforts, you should pay close attention to 5 things:

  • Absolutely no use of violence
  • Do not yell and avoid noise
  • Punish because of wrong belief
  • Avoid overburdening and impatience
  • Disregarding the nature cats

It should be self-evident that violence never contributes to solution-oriented action and that in dealing with animals in general, violence of any kind must be avoided. Violence causes the animal to lose its trust in you and increases its unwanted behavior. You should consider your pet as an individual to whom they can playfully teach things – but can not impose their will.

Avoid loud noises and refrain from yelling at your pet. Cats have a sensitive ear, they would rather respond to a rage with fear and flight. Except for avoidable stress, this situation would not produce any educational benefit.

Before you punish your cat, for example, for an impurity, you should be aware of the cause. If something happens because of a disease, punishment will not improve this. Give yourself and your fur-baby time and do not overdo it. Set realistic goals and teach them to your cat in continuous and small steps. In this way, they achieve long-term learning success without impairing their natural behavior.

Conclusion

On the whole, cat training can be a time-consuming and sometimes nerve-wracking, but worthwhile endeavor for you. Rules are essential in order for them and their little tigers to have a harmonious and contented relationship.

As you think more about what your cat or cat is doing and encourage and reward those positive behaviors, educate yourself. In addition, you put your pet out of a less stressful situation. Because of their sensitive nature, they reject situations that are related to stress, coercion or pressure. So it can be stated that a little education both your and the quality of life of your plushy friend is increased.

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4cats Valerian & Catnip Toys Worldwide Giveaway – October 2018

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for yet another giveaway for a chance to win one of our new premium kickers amongst other toys! 🙂

To enter simply complete the following actions through our partners’ giveaway page.

And if you’ve missed it don’t forget to check-out the review that Rose wrote about our toys.

The more tasks you complete the more chances you get at winning this giveaway!

4cats Baldrian & Katzenminze Weltweites Gewinnspiel – Oktober 2018

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Hallo Ihr Lieben,

Es ist mal wieder Zeit für unser monatliches Gewinnspiel in Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Englischen Partner Katzenworld.

Solltet Ihr noch nicht unsere Spielzeuge ausprobiert haben ist dies eine perfekte Chance eine unserer neuen Premium Spielrollen und ein paar anderen Spielzeugen gewinnen zu können!

Um an diesem Gewinnspiel teilzunehmen müsst ihr einfach nur Aktionen über diesen Link machen.

Umso mehr Aktionen Ihr mach umso mehr Chancen bekommt ihr zu gewinnen.