Welcome To Feline Behaviour Coach
Cat Training & Behaviour Modification
Whether it’s for basic manners or more complex behavioural issues, we are focused on not only training your cat, but teaching owners how to effectively communicate with them, without using fear, submission or intimidation. Browse our site to learn more about how we can help.
Below you’ll find a list of some of the common questions that we receive. Whether your question is about a specific training session, our experience, or the benefits of pet obedience, we can help you get the answers you need.
What services do you provide?
We can help!
-Inappropriate elimination outside the litter box
-Fear, stress, not adapting well to new environments
-Anxiety and over-grooming
-Litter box care
-Geriatric behaviour changes
Which of your services is right for me?
Great question! We can figure out together during our complimentary assessment. You will tell us about the behaviour(s) concerning you. We will customize a plan tailored to you and your cat. Set realistic goals and help you execute them in as timely a manner as possible. As they say, not one size fits all.
Is my cat too old to be trained?
You can train your older cats. It's never too late! After we get to the root of the problem behaviour, We will work on exercising and retraining their brain. If whether it is a new or pre-existing behaviour, with patience and consistency we will get them where you want them.
Force-Free, Science-Based Training
As a Cat Behaviour Consultant, I try to remain on the cutting edge of animal behavioural science, offering the most effective, veterinarian-backed training methodologies in North America. Providing private virtual consultations nationally and in home local to fit your specific needs, Trained and equipped to help you achieve your goals, litter box issues, unwanted scratching, anxiety and aggression—no pet is untrainable.
My love of cats started at a young age, having personally had at least two cats in my home all of my life. Many years ago I started at the Toronto Humane Society providing Feline Enrichment. I then moved into feline behaviour with a focus on behaviour modification (TLC cases), later expanding my role to Feline Behaviour Counsellor with the Toronto Cat Rescue.
Upon my journey with these organisations I became heavily invested in learning more about cat behaviour and animal welfare. My journey to become a force free and positive reinforcement Cat Behaviour Consultant started there. I enrolled in the International Cat Care Advanced Feline Behaviour for Professionals program in hopes of gaining an in-depth understanding of Applied Behaviour Analysis as well as a foundation of its application to Cat Behaviour Modification.
Among other courses and growing continuing education , I became a member with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) as well as a member of the Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
List of certificates and completed seminars:
Feline Behaviour and Psychology Diploma w/Centre Of Excellence, 2019
Cat Friendly Introductions Certificate: Cats, Dogs, and Babies w/International Cat Care, 2020
Feline Inappropriate Elimination Master Course w/Kateena Jones (IAABC) 2021
Advanced Feline Behaviour for Professionals w/International Cat Care (iCatCare) 2021
Satisfied Humans. Happier Cats.
It has been simply amazing having Krista by our side as we adopted a very skittish and shy kitty a few months ago. She was a stray rescue and needed a lot of patience and Krista was there for me for all my queries. 'Krista is very reliable and responsive. She understands and empathises with your concerns'. Cats are unpredictable creatures so one can never be 100% sure what will work with them, but I can say that Krista will help you navigate through the thick and thin of it. She surely did that for me.
My consultation was amazing it actually made my cat live easily with my new adoption. I’m over the moon happy
I can’t even put a dollar amount on the peace of mind the consultation has given me. I was in bits because I thought I had made a mistake in getting my new cat but now with all the tools my behaviourist armed me with, we are all living in harmony.
'Don’t hesitate to give Krista a call ,you will be happy you did. She was a life saver for me and my cats'.
When we got Merlin from the rescue, he was biting us all the time. He had eye infections and I could not clean his eye discharge off his face or give him his eye drops prescribed by the vet. He did not allow us to get near him either. I reached out for help and Krista responded to me quickly. She gave me a lots of tips how to work with Merlin to build up his trust, when to go to the vet and what questions to ask, how to transition him out of the safe room etc. Within 6 weeks, Merlin has stopped biting us out of fear. 'I feel Krista has saved us a lot of time, money and headache by sharing with us her knowledge and experience'.
The consultation made me feel much better that I was doing the right things to make sure Felix is living the best life possible. 'Krista helped me realize the importance of being patient and repitition. Felix is now a lot less shy, and he's become the most affectionate cat in the world'. Having the right advice and reassurance saved me a lot of time and stress in doing my own research or going to the vet. She also directed me to free resources I can use to clicker train Felix. I highly recommend Krista - her advice is solid, and to the point. She knows what she's talking about!
'My consultation with Krista was life-changing!' I saved at least 30 minutes a day from cleaning, more time for kitty cuddles.Krista is very knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. She helped solve a litter problem that had been going on for some time and I felt like I had tried everything. My cats and I are much happier. Thank you so much for your help x
At Feline Behaviour Coach, We firmly believe that it’s never too late to change our pet’s behaviour. Please get in touch with us to book your complimentary assessment (approx 10min)