There are plenty of dog trainers, but few cat behavioral specialists. To answer this need, I have added professional animal training to my lifelong experience with cats. And I am using that cat training to improve life for cats and their owners in the Cleveland market.
Most often, cat behavioral issues can be addressed by looking into your cat's overall environment. Assessing the environment and addressing the needs of your cat properly can resolve many issues. This is something I have had to deal with in my own house, cat sitting client homes, and helping owners train their own cats. From litter box problems to making sure all of your cats get along, I can help you and your cats live together in harmony.
13 years experience as a Professional Pet Sitter for both dogs and cats
Elite Fear Free Certified Professional 2020
Author of Amazon Best Selling Book on Cat Behavior
Pet First Aid Certified for Cats with Arden Moore
Author of Understanding Cat Behavior
Cat Behavior Consultant for Diabetic Cats in Need (2011-2014)
DCIN Cat Introduction Guidelines
Creator of the Structured Dog Walk program for walking reactive pups
Insured through Pet Sitter Associates
Professional United Pet Sitters
The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
Featured on Pet Sitter Confessional Episode 132
Beth and her cat Lucy. Lucy has been a Chewy spokes-cat and was featured on Zelo's product launch.
Right now the pet sitting industry is being turned upside down . If you are a cat owner you have likely had the trauma of trying locate a CAT sitter. You've been to half a dozen websites and it really feels like they are all dogs!
Well most of them are for the dogs. Cats are considered a sideline business and most pet sitters don't really know what to do with a cat after scooping the litter box.
We address the environment your cat currently lives in and what to expect when you leave town from your pet sitter. We look at each cat differently as the unique individuals that they are. Science tells us that when cat's have a change in routine care givers it causes them a good deal of stress. Our environmental program addresses those issues before you ever pull out your suitcase to leave. During our Meet & Greet we will discuss with you in detail the needs of your cat. Everything from suitcase anxiety to litter box aversion due to stress. We will provide you a pre-trip strategy to minimize and potentially eliminate those concerns.
During our visits we will:
We work hand in hand with both Beth Pasek, a well versed cat owner and cat behavior consultant. She is author of Understanding Cat Behavior available on Amazon Books. It is also the training manual all new cat sitters go through during their 30 day on boarding process.
Every cat visit isn't easy. Sometimes owners need someone who frankly, knows what the heck they are doing. While we can provide sitters who can give medication (pills/liquid), administer insulin shots safely, they are also trained to recognize illness behaviors and stress responses. These important skills go beyond basic first aid and insure your cat is safe, happy, and healthy. In the event your cat is showing signs of illness your cat sitter is prepared to take prompt action as needed.
It may simply be lap cuddling each evening, or sharing a pillow on the bed at night with their cat sitter. Sitting quietly with a cat’s adoring gaze from across the room says volumes.
Training with your cat. While you are gone your cat may become bored out of their skull. We'll endeavor to teach them a few tricks or set up hunting games for them to enjoy while no one is around.
We may bring in some fresh catnip or cat grass to brighten their visits.
And no visit would be complete without your cat getting a complimentary kitty massage!
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Finicky Cat Sitting and Behavior, LLC
515 Karen Drive
Berea, Ohio 44017