Welcome Pawnation Readers! Got Cat Behavior Problems?
Marilyn Krieger of The Cat Coach, LLC, a cat behaviorist, helps resolve cat behavior challenge through on site and phone consultations.
She uses a combination of humane, force free methods, including environmental management, behavior modification and education.
Examples of some of the challenges The Cat Coach can help solve are:
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- Introductions to Other Resident Animals
- Eliminating Outside the Litter Box
- Adjusting to a New Baby
- Adjusting in a New Home
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- Excessive Vocalization
- Destructive Behaviors
- Furniture Scratching
- Fear-Based Behaviors
- Door Darting
- Compulsive Behaviors
Who Is The Cat Coach?
Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant known as The Cat Coach, is an internationally recognized and veterinarian-referred cat behavior specialist. Marilyn helps resolve cat behavior issues using a combination of positive methods, including behavior modification, training, management and education. One of her goals is to educate people about cats and cat behavior in order to prevent cats from being surrendered to shelters and euthanized because of resolvable behavior challenges.
Marilyn is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), where she sits on the board of directors and co-chairs the Cat Division.
Her book Cat Fancy’s Naughty No More: Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement was released in January 2011. The book focuses on changing troublesome cat behavior through a combination of clicker training, management, education and other positive reinforcement methods. Marilyn is also a regular behavior columnist for CAT FANCY magazine.
In addition to consulting and writing, Marilyn teaches classes and lectures nationally on cat behavior. She utilizes her expertise as a cat behaviorist to answer cat-behavior calls on the Animal Behavior Help Line at the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo, Calif. She frequently guests on television and radio programs, providing valuable tips and insight on how to improve cat behavior. Recently, she was featured with her cats on Animal Planet's “Cats 101,” showcasing clicker training and talking about cat behavior.
Marilyn is also the coordinator for the California Bengal Cat Rescue, part of the Bengal Rescue Network.