Is your cat’s behavior bringing you down?
Don’t give up – we’re here to help!
Our Full-Service Consultation is designed to tackle big behavior issues, help improve relationships, and allow your cat’s best self to shine. It’s only through understanding why our feline companions do what they do, and need what they need, that we can fully appreciate them and find ways to adjust unwanted behaviors in a way that meets everyone’s needs. The goal is to create an environment where everyone is happier!
Full-Service Consultations are Perfect for:
eliminating outside of the
litter box and/or spraying
aggression between cats
and cat introductions
Socialization or Fearful Behavior
avoidance of people or fear-related
aggression towards people
issues between cats and
other pets in the home
a combination of issues can arise from one or more
causes and may be addressed together
Your Full-Service Consultation Includes:
Detailed Intake Questionnaire
We’ll ask you to give us an in-depth preview of your cat’s background, behavior, lifestyle, and environment so we can get a full picture of the situation before our first meeting. This saves a ton of time when we’re together so that we can work on developing solutions.
Up to Three Meetings
We’ll have up to three meetings: an initial meeting (over Zoom or in-home) to identify the priority action items, a second meeting (over Zoom) 2-3 weeks later to make sure the plan is moving smoothly, and a third meeting (over Zoom) 3-4 weeks later (if necessary) to iron out any wrinkles. Meetings are scheduled based on your needs.
Customized Behavior Action Plan
Shortly after our first meeting you’ll receive a concise customized behavior action plan that guides you through the most important steps towards resolving unwanted behaviors. You’ll also get handouts to provide you with more information and details.
Tons of Resources
You’ll have everything you need to teach and maintain the behaviors you want from your cat, enrich her life, and strengthen your relationship with how-to guides, videos, informational articles, suggested products, and other recommendations.
For the duration of your consultation period (which typically lasts between 6 and 8 weeks, depending on the rate of progress), you’ll have email access to us when you need it. Run into any stumbling blocks, challenges, or questions? Let us know so that we can help you!
We’re on Your Team
We are happy to be part of your cat care team, and this means working with your veterinarian upon request. We aren’t medical professionals but we love working with veterinarians to make sure our clients are being cared for on all levels.
Our Behavior Consultants
Your cat is not “just another cat” to me.
If your cat has behavior issues that are causing stress, frustration, or resentment, I can help. I’m Dr. Marci Koski, and I’m passionate about helping cats and their people live happy lives together. I can teach you how to give your cat appropriate outlets for her natural behaviors and stop unwanted ones. Or, if you want to give your cat the best life possible, I can show you how to meet your cat’s needs and prevent problem behaviors from starting. I work with cat guardians all over the world and can help improve the quality of life for both you and your kitty!
Allow me to introduce you to your cat.
Every cat deserves a good life. And every cat lover deserves a best feline friend. I strive to keep human and feline families together and build better relationships between them. I work with your cat’s instinctual needs, not against them, to adjust and correct unwanted behaviors. Using thoughtful enrichment, straightforward training techniques, and simple methods to provide for their basic needs, you can not only live a better life with your cat but also discover what unique, fascinating, complex creatures they are.
The Investment is Worth It!
Having a better relationship with your cat is priceless. You’ve already spent time and energy trying to fix a problem yourself, but it’s time to resolve the issue once and for all. Take the first step towards really understanding and adjusting your cat’s behavior – we’re here to help!
You’ll learn so much by working with us during your consultation, even if you’ve an experienced cat guardian. For your investment, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your cat and a renewed outlook on the relationship you have with your feline family member.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is video as good as an in-person consultation?
As long as you can walk us around your home using a laptop, tablet, or phone, we can see what’s important – your cat’s environment! Even with in-person consultations, we often rarely see the behavior in question. The main drawback is that with a video meeting we don’t get to meet your kitty so we miss out on petting and playing, which is a bummer for us!
Further, whether we meet via video or in-person, you can always send us videos and photos of your cat doing the behavior you’re concerned about, or have us review training/desensitization sessions as well. Video technology has allowed us to help cats all over the world!
How does a video consult work?
Having a video consultation is super easy. We use Zoom for these meetings; upon scheduling, you’ll receive a confirmation email that contains your meeting link. We typically don’t record these sessions (aside from when you show us around your home, with your permission, for our own reference in case we need to give something a second look later), and we will never share any video recorded with anyone else.
Do you have a guarantee policy?
Because there are so many factors that are out of our control when it comes to improving your cat’s behavior, we cannot offer a guarantee. We make recommendations and you implement the plan; we can’t control how much of the plan you execute, or how well you do the things we recommend. We also can’t control your cat’s response or your environment. That being said, if you have questions about how to do something or need help with overcoming an obstacle, that’s what we’re here for – just reach out for help when you need it.