Cat Behaviour & Training

Tips, techniques and guidelines for training and understanding the behaviour of cats. Provided by the RSPCA Animal Training and Behaviour Centre.


Cats and Aggressive Play

Cats and Aggressive Play - A cat biting a finger

What is aggressive play for a cat? Learn the difference between normal aggressive play for cats and when aggressive play can become a problem and what you can do about it.


Shy Cats

Shy Cats - A cat hiding in the dark

Everyone’s met a shy cat: they’re the cats that run for cover at the sight of visitors, or skulk around the edges of a room and never really come out into the open.


Cat Hunting

Cat Hunting - An orange cat peeks over a fence

Cats have evolved over thousands of years to be one of the most effective and efficient hunters on land. This must be kept in mind when you own a cat.


RSPCA animal training courses are available across Australia:

  • Queensland: call the RSPCA Animal Training & Behaviour Centre for further information in regard to courses available on (07) 3426 9928.
  • Victoria: for any information on training and behaviour in Victoria call Amanda Murcutt on 92242521.
  • West Australia: call the RSPCA PawsCentral Adoption Centre for further information about courses available near you on (08) 9209-9309 or visit the RSPCA WA website.
  • NSW: Information is available on the RSPCA NSW website.
  • Australian Capital Territory: Information is available on the RSPCA ACT website.
  • South Australia: Contact information is available on the RSPCA SA website.
  • Northern Territory: Contact information is available on the RSPCA Darwin website.
  • Tasmania: Training is available at the Hobart Animal Care Centre in Mornington. Go to the RSPCA Tasmania website for further information.