At The Fulfilled Feline, I strive to provide educationally based guidance in enriching cats' lives through insightful behavior modification. I am a compassionate and judgment-free professional in this field who wants to understand you and your cat to serve both your needs best. I do not use or believe in any methods in behavior modification that include intimidation, force, fear, or pain. I use positive reinforcement behavior modification techniques that reward desirable behavior.
In working with me, you must understand that this is a team effort. This work will involve a behavioral approach to eliminating or modifying unwanted issues. I will provide you the tools, recommendations, and support, but you, the cat owner, are responsible for implementing the plan effectively and consistently.
This process for the Comprehensive Behavior and Inter-Cat Aggression Behavior Packages will include the following:
*Description of the Purrfectly Catified and Basic Behavior Consultation service is listed on the "Services" page.
1. Intake Behavior Questionnaire
This is an in-depth questionnaire that asks you questions about your cat's history, health, habits, home environment, and the related behavioral issues of concern. This questionnaire is key to helping me to understand and assess your cat's behavior and pinpoint problem areas to address. There are no right or wrong answers to this questionnaire, but your honest appraisals will hopefully lead to the best behavior plan. I will often ask for photos and/or videos to get the most precise picture of your concern in addition to your questionnaire. *Note: After you complete the intake behavior questionnaire and I have reviewed it, you will be invoiced via email for my services. The fee structure is listed on the "Services" page.
In-Home: In an in-home consultation, I will be visiting your place of residence. I will follow-up with you on your intake questionnaire and observe and evaluate your cat(s) and their environment. I invite you to share your concerns and input during this time. My goal is to develop a plan that not only benefits your cat but your lifestyle too. This on-site visit typically takes around 60-90 minutes.
Remote: In a remote consultation, I will do an extensive review of your intake questionnaire, photos, and videos by phone or Zoom call. Remote consults are available for local intervention if this is the path you choose. Our call typically lasts 45-60 minutes.
3. Behavior Plan
Following either an in-home or remote consultation, I will be providing you with your own personalized and in-depth behavior plan. This behavior plan will be provided within 3-6 days following your consultation. Your personalized behavior plan will include...
Assessment: This will be a thorough summary of your cat's behavior issue and my observations as to why your cat is experiencing this issue based on my evaluation from the consultation.
Goals & Recommendations: This will be a detailed list of individual goals followed by recommendations to help remedy and modify your cat's behavior. I may also provide product recommendations and supplemental resources on this list. My recommendations require that you as the cat guardian be actively involved in the implementation of my recommendations. This is your homework. Behavior modification requires involvement and consistency on your part in order for progress to be made. This is why my recommendations will often have a variety of different options to cater to your schedule and lifestyle. No behavior plan is one size fits all for every cat or every cat guardian! I want you to succeed and your cat to be fulfilled, and that can't happen unless we're on the same page and work together as a team.
4. Post Consult Follow-Up Call
Once your behavior plan is emailed to you, we will then schedule your follow-up call. This call will be scheduled for around two weeks after our initial consult and will be 30 minutes. This call is to check how things are going, clarify any questions, and adjust any parts of the plan you feel need adjusting.
5. Interactive Weekly Progress Report
This is a tool you and I will be using to track your cat's weekly process based on the behavior plan I developed for you. One week after our follow-up call, you will receive the first of 3 (9 for Inter-Cat Aggression) weekly progress reports. Your answers to the questions in the progress report will provide me with updates as well as address any areas of the behavior plan that might need adjusting, which I will follow-up with you on via email. My follow-up statements to your progress report will be concise and serve as a brief adjunct to your behavior plan.
6. Instructional and/or Informational Handouts
These are either instructional guides I've written myself regarding some of your recommendations and/or educational materials pertaining to your specific behavior issue I've acquired from a professional source. These handouts are to help supplement your behavior plan and provide you with more knowledge on your cat's behavior.
7. Unlimited Email Support
In addition to the follow-up call and progress reports, all consultation packages will include 6 weeks of unlimited email support (12 weeks if Inter-Cat Aggression). This period will begin after your behavior plan has been emailed to you. This is open for you to ask questions about my recommendations as well as provide me with any additional updates outside the Weekly Interactive Progress Report. My follow-up to your emails will be concise and serve as an adjunct to the behavior plan. Please allow up to 48 hours for me to respond to your emails.
*Additional follow-up in-home visits, calls, or email support can be provided at an additional charge.
**Please Note: I am not a veterinarian. I cannot treat or diagnose medical problems associated with your cat. It is imperative that all cats I work with be checked by a veterinarian to rule out any medical conditions that could be the cause of the behavioral issue before contacting me.