Cat Behavior Consulting Mentorship

  • Overview

  • Required

  • Schedule

  • Prerequisites

  • CEUs & Pricing

  • About Your Instructor

Course Begins: February 22, 2022

Duration: 8 weeks

Instructor: Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Course type: Mentorship

Online weekly meetings are for Full Students only and take place on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm Eastern (first meeting March 1st).

Meetings are not recorded.


Wherever you are in your cat behavior consulting career, we are pleased to offer a first-ever opportunity in the industry: a cat behavior consulting mentorship. This program will traverse the process of seeing private clients and evaluating and managing problem feline behaviors. You will also explore the logistical side: taking a client history, tracking success, client compliance and retention, and more. Through guided online discussions, sample case studies, useful handouts, and homework assignments, you will leave this mentorship with the knowledge necessary to become a consultant.


This course is designed for those who:

  • have a general knowledge of feline behavior
  • are familiar with basic behavior modification (any species)
  • are thinking of becoming a cat behavior consultant but aren’t sure how, where or when to begin
  • are currently seeing a limited number of clients but are looking for advice on taking more advanced cases
  • are looking for a place to share, bounce, and develop ideas for building a private cat consultation business


Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • taking effective case histories, writing reports, and tracking progress
  • client communication, compliance and retention
  • building your consulting toolbox and organizing your processes
  • conducting in-person and remote consults
  • tips for protecting yourself physically, legally, and financially
  • case study review
  • discussion of a wide variety of unwanted feline behaviors
  • an opportunity to share your own cases and questions

… and more!


Working with mentor Katenna Jones, you will develop your own process that works for you when seeing clients.

To receive CEUs and/or a certificate of completion, Full Students must:

  • Review the recorded lectures prior to the live discussion calls
  • Attend and participate in at least 6 of the 8 online meetings
  • Complete homework

Full Students should expect to spend an average of 3-5 hours per week on the course depending on the week’s materials.


To receive CEUs and/or a certificate of achievement, Auditors must:

  • Review the recorded lectures

This eight-week mentorship will begin on the specified start date and includes 8 weekly online meetings.
Students will have access to the course material for 1 year from the date of their most recent IAABC Foundation purchase.

To participate in this course, students should have a general knowledge of feline behavior and be familiar with basic behavior modification (any species).

Full Student:

CEUs: 21 (CCPDT); 24 (IAABC, KPA)

Member Cost: $439 *

Non- Member Cost: $549



Member Cost: $279 *

Non- Member Cost: $339 **

Instructor: Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA accidentally discovered her career as a volunteer dog walker in the late nineties before earning her Master’s from Brown University. There she studied animal behavior, learning, and cognition and is now an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat and Dog Behavior Consultant, and a Fear Free Trainer.


Katenna previously worked for the American Humane Association as well as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, but now provides cat and dog behavior consultations through her business, Jones Animal Behavior. Her main passion is education, and she truly loves teaching locally, internationally, and online. She contributes regularly to various media outlets and also authored Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer.


Katenna lives in Rhode Island with one husband, one (very old) pibble, two cats, four ducks, eight chickens, and several thousand honeybees.