WHAT IS A

CAT BEHAVIOURIST

& HOW CAN THEY HELP YOU?

WHAT IS A CAT BEHAVIOURIST?

A Cat Behaviourist is a professionally trained and qualified Cat Psychologist who holds professional memberships and accreditations in their field. Anyone can call themselves a Behaviourist even a Trainer, but a proper Cat Behaviourist or Cat Psychologist is formally educated and qualified in the field of Cat Behaviour and Animal Psychology by a regulatory authority.  

A Cat Behaviourist or Cat Behaviour Specialist is skilled in understanding and shaping behaviours in pets and generally work with cats displaying behaviour problems. They can quickly recognise why your cat is behaving the way they do, and can effectively teach you how to firstly, understand and then work with you and your cat to rectify problem behaviours. Cat Psychologists are experts in behaviour modification and have a deep understanding of cat psychology and the behaviour traits of the particular breed of the cat being treated. In addition, they spend a lot of time counselling cat owners about the correct way to interact with their cat for the different behaviour problem that the owners are experiencing.

WHO AM I?

My name is Dionna Newton, I am an Animal Behaviourist and founder of Animal Behaviour Australia. I help people to understand their pet and how to solve behaviour problems often in just 90 minutes. I have over 15 years of experience undertaking animal behaviour consultations as a Pet Psychologist. I am originally from the UK and have a Bachelor of Science Honours Degree. My Honours project focused on animal behaviour. I started some training ​in Animal Psychology at university and then trained specifically on Pet Animal Psychology through the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology (COAPE) – a training college that specifically teaches Pet Animal Behaviour. I am also a member of COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers (CAPBT).

As a Cat Behaviourist, I know how cats think.  Some people call us Cat Whisperers but we are trained Cat Psychologists who understand how animals think, feel and why they do the things that they do.  We know how to solve problem behaviours and can also prevent problems from even taking hold.  The result is happier pets, happier owners and better communication between the two.

WHAT WE OFFER HERE AT ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AUSTRALIA:

What we offer, is a service where you meet a Cat Behaviourist one-on-one in your own home, at a time convenient for you no matter where you live in Australia. In just 90 minutes, we will assess your pet and your unique situation via video-call. We can see first-hand how your cat acts, without them knowing that they are being assessed, which enables us to design a tailor-made plan for you to solve and prevent problem behaviours. 

 

Seeing how your pet behaves normally is actually more important for us than seeing your pet performing unwanted behaviour! Looking at your pet’s innate personality and normal behaviour allows us to prepare a more targeted plan of action which will work for them. This proven method allows us to get to the bottom of the root cause quickly, enabling us to design a tailor-made treatment plan for you to work from. After your consultation, you will have a full understanding of your pet’s behaviour problems, why and how they have established and how to rectify their unwanted behaviour. With the tools taught to you by our Cat Behaviourist along with time practicing at home with your pet, you will be fully empowered to successfully change your pets unwanted behaviour. 

 

You will have a customised Behaviour Modification Plan which is specific for your own unique cat. This will have been built with your input to ensure that you are happy that you can action the plan on the day to day, otherwise it is pointless. 

Your Cat Behaviour Specialist will build your customised cat behaviour training plan for your cat with your input as to what is achievable for you. You will then practice at home with your cat and will be fully empowered to successfully change your cat's unwanted behaviour problems.

 

If you need any more information or have any questions then please get in contact with us. Otherwise, you can book a behaviour consultation by clicking the “Book Appointment” button below.

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