My Approach

At The Fulfilled Feline, I strive to provide educationally based guidance in enriching cats lives through inventive training techniques and insightful behavior modification. I am a compassionate and judgment-free professional in this field who wants to understand you and your cat to best serve both your needs. I am a “force-free” trainer and behavior specialist who does not use or believes in any methods in training that include intimidation, fear, or pain. I use positive reinforcement training techniques that reward desirable behavior. In working with me, you must understand that this is a team effort. This work will involve a step by step behavioral approach to eliminating or modifying unwanted issues. You, the pet owner, will be actively involved in the entire process. This process for In-Home and Remote Behavior Consultations will include the following:

*Description of Purrfectly Catified service is listed in "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 behavioral related 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 "Cat"ion Plan. *Note: After you complete the intake behavior questionnaire and it has been reviewed by me, you will be invoiced via email for my services. Fee structure is listed in "Services" page.
2. Consultation

  • In-Home: In an in-home consultation, I will be visiting your place of residence or the primary place your cat lives. I will follow-up with you on your intake questionnaire and observe and evaluate your cat(s) in this environment. I invite you to share your concerns and input during this time and throughout the observation. 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 doing an extensive review of your intake questionnaire via email or by phone call as I am not able to observe your cat in your home physically. I may ask for photos, videos, and additional questions to get the most precise picture of your concern. Remote consults are available for local intervention if this is the path you choose.

3. “Cat”ion Plan
Following either an in-home or email/remote consultation, I will be providing you with your own personalized and in-depth “Cat”ion Plan (behavior modification plan). This “Cat”ion Plan will be provided within 3-6 days following your consultation. Your personalized “Cat”ion Plan will include....

  • Assessment: This will be a thorough summary of your cat’s behavior issue and my conclusions as to why your cat is experiencing this issue based on my evaluation from the consultation.

  • Recommendations: This will often be a step-by-step detailed plan to help remedy and modify your cat’s behavior. I may also provide product recommendations and supplemental resources in 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 “Cat”ion 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.

  • Goals: This will be a summary of short-term and long-term goals with your cat.

4. Interactive Weekly Progress Report

This is a tool you and I will both be using to track your cat's weekly process based on the "Cat"ion Plan I developed for you.  Two weeks after receiving your "Cat" ion Plan, you will receive the first of 4 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 "Cat"ion Plan that might need adjusting which I will follow-up with you on. My follow-up statements to your progress report will be succinct and serve as a brief adjunct to the "Cat"ion Plan. 

5. 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 "Cat"ion Plan and provide you with more knowledge on your cat's behavior.

6. Unlimited Email Support
In addition to the Weekly Interactive Progress Report, all consultations will include 6 weeks of unlimited email support. This period will begin after your “Cat"ion 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 succinct and serve as an adjunct to the "Cat"ion Plan. Please allow up to 48 hours for me to respond to your emails.
*Additional follow-up in-home visits and/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 prior to contacting me.


 

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