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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. 


Picture Gallery (click on each photo to enlarge)


Video Clips

A variety of cat commercials [Fast DL: 906KB]
Additional cat commercials w/o narration [Fast DL:709KB]
Short color clip of a cat exhibit [Fast DL:709KB]
Ultrasonic cat guidance demonstration [Fast DL: 709KB]

Mechanisms used in cat guidance

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