JENNIFER VAN DE KIEFT
Jennifer is a Certified Advanced Feline Training and Behavior Professional through the Animal Behavior Institute (ABI). She is experienced in science driven strategies and solutions to address problem behaviors. The process begins with a comprehensive intake assessing the various aspects of the cat's life. By understanding the individual cat's circumstances and viewing the home environment, she provides cat owners with the skills and knowledge they need to address their cat's behavior issues. She utilizes humane positive reinforcement methods and is also a Fear Free Certified Animal Trainer.
She is a member of the Pet Professional Guild and supporting member of the International Association for Animal Behavior Consultants, frequently attending feline behavior conferences and webinars on the latest behavior research and training skills.
Aside from behavior, Jennifer is passionate about feline nutrition and feeding. She completed the requirements for the Natural Animal Nutrition course through the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies. The course provides the knowledge and skills to advise clients on the advantages and disadvantages of prepared pet foods, alternative feeding approaches and home-made diets. She is also a Certified Pet Nutrition Coach through the North American Veterinary Community.
Jennifer also has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is a NY licensed attorney. She lives with her husband, son and five endearing cats in Brooklyn, NY. Maya is the black cat pictured with her and Luke loves to high-five. Their other cats are Lily, Josh, and Oscar.