Cat Behavior Consulting Mentorship

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  • About Your Instructor

Course Begins: January 30, 2023

Duration: 8 weeks

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

Course type: Mentorship

** IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WEEKLY ONLINE MEETINGS **

  • Auditors do not attend online meetings
  • Meetings are not recorded
  • Meetings take place on Mondays at 12:00 pm Eastern (first meeting February 6th)
  • Meetings are 1 hour in duration
  • There are 8 meetings for this mentorship

 

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 Mentees 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 course material and viewing, depending on individual speed of learning and the week’s materials.

 

Auditors:

To receive CEUs and/or a certificate of achievement, Auditors must review the recorded lectures. This will be verified in the learning platform.

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.

Week 1 - Getting Familiar & Cat Behavior

Week 2 - Preparing your Consulting Kit & First Contact

Week 3 - Histories & Inter-Cat Aggression

Week 4 - Reports & Inter-Cat Aggression (cont'd)

Week 5 - Tracking & Litter Box

Week 6 - Networking & Scratching

Week 7 - Handouts & Petting Aggression

Week 8 - Review & Good Business

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: $509 *

Non- Member Cost: $599

Auditor:

CEUs: 8 (CCPDT, IAABC, KPA)

Member Cost: $309 *

Non- Member Cost: $359 **

Auditor seats are still available for the current session (June 21st). To enroll, please contact courses@iaabcfoundation.org.

* IAABC Members: Click HERE to get your IAABC Member discount code from your account.
** Non-Member Auditor Coupon Code: AUDITOR

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

Katenna Jones 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.