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Cat Behavior Services

You love your cat, but they have issues. With an abundance of incorrect and even counterproductive advice on the internet, it’s hard to know who to trust. You feel like you’ve tried everything, and nothing is working. Maybe things are even getting worse. It’s time to involve a certified professional. Whether your cat is attacking you, or just chewing on your houseplants – a cat behavior consultant can help.

If your cat’s quality of life is a concern, it’s time to hire a cat behavior consultant. And if your quality of life as his caregiver is a concern, it’s also time. Signs that your cat’s quality of life is seriously impacted include:

  • Frequent aggression towards you or other pets
  • Infrequent, but very severe aggression
  • Hiding or isolating
  • Urinating or defecating outside of the litter box
  • Decreased or loss of appetite
  • Heightened sensitivity to noises
  • Hypervigilance (constantly surveying surroundings for a threat)
  • Any major change in behavior (not acting like himself)

Any of these behavioral changes indicate working with a professional – Googling advice will probably not be enough. And of course, you are able to recognize when your own quality of life is suffering. If you are feeling anxious, hopeless, or upset about the situation, it’s time to get help. The safety of you and your other pets, of course, is also a huge factor. If your cat is causing damage or injuries, don’t wait.

Our Specialities

At Pawsitive Vibes, we specialize in:

  • Aggression towards humans
  • Aggression between cats
  • Introducing a new cat to the home
  • Fear, anxiety, and stress
  • Litter box issues
  • Territorial marking/Spraying
  • Scratching furniture
  • Counter surfing
  • Food anxiety and food aggression
  • Clicker training
  • Enrichment plans
  • Preparing for a new baby
  • Kitten socialization
  • Cooperative care plans (giving medication, carrier training, nail trimming, etc)

If you have a cat with a problem, we’d love to meet them!

Individual Sessions

Please note: for human-directed aggression cases where your cat has caused serious harm to a human at least once, I ask that you start with a one and done individual session. This is to assess risk factor, determine quality of life for both you and your cat, and prepare an appropriate plan for moving forward. If this sounds like you, I would suggest sending me an email prior to booking.

One and Done

($200 virtual, $225 in person) This 90-minute consultation is appropriate for any and all behavior issues and is available both virtually and in person. With it, you’ll receive immediate advice on managing your cat’s behavior, a customized behavior modification plan sent to you following your consultation accompanied by relevant resources and handouts and two weeks of follow up email support.

One and Done Plus

($275 virtual, $300 in person) Everything included in the one and done, plus a little extra. You’ll get one month of follow up email support instead of only two weeks, plus up to three (3) 15-minute Zoom calls (scheduled with me via email, 48 hours’ notice please) for working on skills together or pressing questions, to be used during that month.

Single Follow Up

($100, virtual only) You may purchase a 45-minute follow up session after any one and done consultation or any package if your situation requires further guidance. Single follow ups must be purchased within one month of the date of your last appointment, or you may be asked to start over with another initial consultation.

Quick Q&A

($65, virtual only) The 30-minute Q&A session is great for answering those pressing questions about your cat’s behavior. How do I get my cat to stop jumping on my counters? Why does my cat wake me up at night? What is the best litter box to buy for my cat? It can also be used as a way to get a feel for me as a behavior consultant and determine if a complete package is right for you and your cat. The Q&A does not include any customized plans or follow-up. It is not appropriate for cases involving litter box issues or aggression of any type.

Packages

Don’t see a package that applies to your situation? Not sure what to pick? Send me an email!

Basic Reintroduction Package

($360 virtual, $385 with initial appointment in person) Are your cats just not getting along? Maybe you have cats who have been okay forever, and all of a sudden, things are very much not okay. Maybe you’ve been trying to introduce a new cat to your clowder and it’s not working, no matter how much of Jackson Galaxy’s advice you’ve read and watched. Our basic reintroduction package includes one 90-minute initial consultation (virtual or in person) and two (2) 45-minute follow up sessions (all virtual) and comes with three continuous months of unlimited email support. A customized behavior modification plan will be sent to you following your initial consultation accompanied by relevant resources and handouts. The basic package is appropriate for homes with three or fewer cats and situations where there have been no major injuries to cats or humans sustained.

Complex Reintroduction Package

($540, $565 with initial appointment in person) If you think your multi-cat household situation is complex, it probably is. Our complex reintroduction package includes one 90-minute initial consultation (virtual or in person) and four (4) 45-minute follow up sessions (all virtual) and comes with six continuous months of unlimited email support. A customized behavior modification plan will be sent to you following your initial consultation accompanied by relevant resources and handouts. The complex package is appropriate for homes with more than three cats, situations including an additional behavior problem (such as litter box issues), and/or situations where there have been injuries sustained either to cats or humans.

Litter Box Package

($360 virtual, $385 with initial appointment in person) Is your cat peeing everywhere? Pooping in your bathtub? Spraying on all your doors and windows?  I can help get your cat back inside the box. Our litter box package includes one 90-minute initial consultation (virtual or in person) and two (2) 45-minute follow up sessions (all virtual) and comes with three continuous months of unlimited email support. A customized behavior modification plan will be sent to you following your initial consultation accompanied by relevant resources and handouts. Did you know that I have completed a Feline Inappropriate Elimination Master Course? That makes me a litter box issues expert! Find out more about my certificate here. 

“My Cat is Annoying Me” Package

($310 virtual, $335 with initial appointment in person). If your cat is jumping on your tables and counters, scratching your furniture, waking you up at night, giving you a hard time getting into a carrier, door dashing, or similar, you’re going to want to sign up for this package. We’ll use positive methods to help build up the bond between you and your cat and reduce any problem behaviors. This package includes one 90-minute initial consultation (virtual or in person) and one (1) 45-minute follow up session (virtual) and comes with six weeks of unlimited email support. A customized behavior modification plan will be sent to you following your initial consultation accompanied by relevant resources and handouts.

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