Feline Behavior Services
Behavior and Training Service Options:
Virtual Feline Behavior Consultation
A behavior consultation will comprehensively address cat behavior issues. It includes:
Detailed history of your cat prior to the meeting;
A Virtual Consultation up to 2 hours;
Immediate feedback on how to address the behavior issues during the meeting;
A written Behavior Modification Plan;
Resources and product recommendations, as applicable;
2 months of email support to guide you in implementing the Plan.
Additional Consultations $125
Most behavior issues can be addressed in one meeting. For clients who have had a feline behavior consultation, you can book an additional one hour meeting if there's an issue or topic you'd like to discuss in more detail.
SEE YOUR VETERINARIAN FIRST
If your cat has a behavioral issue, please visit your veterinarian first to rule out any medical issues which can be causing or contributing to the problem. This is particularly important for sudden behavior changes, excessive vocalization, litter box issues and aggression cases.
Virtual vs. In-Home Consultations:
Is there a Difference?
I do all the same things I would at an In-person consultation. I meet you, your cat(s) and tour your home. A huge benefit of the virtual consultation is I get to see your cat in their natural setting. Their behavior is not impacted by a visitor. This is particularly great for fearful cats.
Virtual Consultations are just
as effective as In-person ones.
I have only done Virtual consultations since the beginning of the pandemic and I have a lot of experience using this format. If there are particular things you want me to see about your cat, you can always send me videos or pictures before or after we meet.
Do you need a behavior consultation?
If you're experiencing behavior issues that are stressful, impacting your life and your relationship with your family or your cat, that you have not been able to resolve on your own, you may need professional behavior advice. Dealing with behavior problems such as litter box issues and/or aggression are stressful, frustrating, and challenging experiences. A behavior consultation will help you figure out the source of these issues and move forward with a workable solution.
How does the consultation work?
A behavior consultation involves completing a detailed behavior history of your cat prior to the scheduled meeting to discuss all the issues in detail, obtaining immediate advice at the consultation followed by a written Behavior Modification Plan to change your cat's behavior. You will learn more about your cat's environmental and emotional needs and make changes to meet those needs in an appropriate way. Assessing the cat's home environment is key to the behavior plan as cats have specific environmental needs. I use humane training techniques based on the latest available science.
Can cats really change their behavior?
Cats are absolutely trainable. Of course, there are factors that affect your cat's ability to learn such as temperament and motivation. Many things can contribute to behavioral issues, and making changes to the environment and your routine may be what your cat needs to adjust his/her behavior. Although located in NYC, Jennifer provides services virtually throughout the United States.
Virtual Happy Cat Consultation
A consultation up to 2 hours to evaluate your cat's environmental and enrichment needs. This consult can be catered to your cat and the specific topics you'd like covered, and includes:
History gathering on your cat's current routine;
Advice on training and playtime techniques,
Resource location recommendations, cat care and safety information, and ways to keep your cat physically and mentally stimulated;
Product recommendations and resources, as appropriate.
This consult is ideal for:
New cat owners and a good refresher for even experienced ones to learn the latest science about our feline companions;
Kitten Training & Care
Senior Care & Wellness
The internet is filled with conflicting advice for cat care, training, and feeding. I can help you sort through what is good and not so great advice so that you can provide your cat with a happy home based on the latest available science, not myths or old information.
Virtual Feeding Advice Consultation
A consultation up to 1 hour to evaluate your current feeding routine and provide guidance for your individual cat. Cats have particular needs when it comes to food and require a high protein, low carbohydrate diet. This consultation includes:
History gathering on diet such as quantity, quality, frequency, and any behavior issues related to food and feeding;
Virtual Meeting up to 1 hour;
Written Feeding Plan Summary;
Email followup for 1 month
Ideal for these situations:
New Cat Owner looking for feeding advice;
Cat appearing constantly hungry, eating too fast, or frequently seeking food (Veterinarian must rule out medical related issue first);
Feeding multiple cats with different eating preferences and patterns
With all the conflicting advice available on what and how to feed, this consultation will break down the various options and help you decide what is best for your individual cat with the help of a Certified Pet Nutrition Coach.
Phone Call for Minor Issue or
Cat Care Questions
Up to 30 minutes to answer your cat behavior or cat care questions. This call can help determine if you need to seek further medical or behavior advice if you are not sure if the behavior issue warrants a full consultation.
NOTE: This service is designed for minor issues or to provide cat care advice.
Litter box issues, aggression, or multiple behavior issues require a more detailed analysis provided by a Feline Behavior Consultation.
Unlike the Feline Behavior Consultation package, I do not get a history prior to the call or provide follow-up resources, or email follow-up following a call.
NOTE: If you purchase a call and then book a feline behavior consultation within 1 month, $25 will be deducted from the consultation fee.