||Though many acts
featured animals that were exotic and unfamiliar, common household pets
such as dogs and cats remained staples of the IQ-Zoo and commercial
training programs. In the exhibit to the left, two behaviors were
"chained" together - turning on the light above the piano and
banging away at the piano keys.
Marian Breland Bailey was probably the first person to
successfully train a cat for a television commercial or to have cats
"pose" for publicity shots (see below). Like dogs, cats were also trained
by ABE in contracts for the military.