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Marilyn In The News

As a leading authority on cat behavior issues, prominent newspaper, magazine, radio, television and online media outlets frequently interview Marilyn Krieger, The Cat Coach.


Marilyn has been filmed for shows aired on television networks including Animal Planet, CBC, NBC as well as others.  Different episodes on Animal Planet ‘s CATS 101 showcase her clicker training technique, client interactions during a segment on Bengal cats and show Marilyn sharing her expertise about “Klepto” cats and OCD behaviors. Marilyn’s  was also sought after and engaged as an adviser for a show aired by National Geographic UK.

A detailed list of Marilyn’s media appearances and interviews are listed on the interview page.


Known for her quick wit and depth of subject matter, Marilyn enjoys guesting on popular radio talkshows throughout the United States and Canada, taking calls from listeners and answering their cat behavior questions. As a Bay Area native, one of Marilyn’s favorite radio appearances is with Ronn Owens, the legendary San Francisco radio personality on KGO Newstalk 810. Have a listen to a sample here.

Marilyn also enjoys being interviewed by Will Bangora on Pet Talk Radio 1100 KFNX out of Arizona. Listen to her recent Pet Talk Radio interview.

More Interviews

USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, The Mercury News,  the Huffington Post, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and other major-market media outlets have sought her advice and opinions.

Awards and Recognition

Marilyn’s book Cat Fancy's Naughty No More! Change Unwanted Behaviors through Positive Reinforcement, published by BowTie Press has won numerous awards including the Tidy Cats Feline Behavior award and a Muse Medallion in the 2011 Cat Writers Association Communication Contest and the 2012 About.com Reader's Choice Award for best cat behavior book. The book is also top rated in the Ten Most Wanted Cat Books for 2011.

In addition to the book winning the awards, Marilyn won a Muse Medallion for her articles Cat College Cat Psychology 301, 302, 303 on catchannel.com.

Marilyn article: A Gentle Approach, published in 2011 Annual, Kittens USA was the recipient of the 2010 Cat Writers Association Purina® Kitten Chow® award.

PetPR.com selected Marilyn as Writer of the Week (April 13, 2012) and in she won 3 Awards of Excellence in the 2012 Cat Writers Association Communication Contest.


Marilyn currently enjoys writing two cat behavior columns a month for Catster. Before writing for Catster, she shared her advice each month for nine years with readers of Cat Fancy Magazine and its website, catchannel.com. The annual editions of Cats USA and Kittens USA also featured her knowledge and expertise. Marilyn also served as a member of the advisory board for NBC's Petside, writing articles and answering questions about cat behavior.

Marilyn is often asked to contribute articles to professional journals, including Catnip, the prestigious monthly newsletter produced in cooperation with The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She also has written for Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice, the IAABC journal, Bengal Tails, The Bengal Bulletin, Cat Fancy Magazine and other publications.

Talks & Presentations

Marilyn also gives presentations, talks and classes on cat behavior and clicker training throughout the United States. She was honored to speak at CatCon in 2016, demonstrating how to clicker train cats. Additionally she's presented at the  National Association of Professional Pet Sitters conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, The Bay Area Pet Expo in San Jose, California, The San Mateo Counsel for the Blind, the annual conference for the Cat Writer’s Association in Los Angeles, and the annual conference for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants in Rhode Island.

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