The Science of Feline Introductions

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Course Begins: At Purchase

Duration: 3 Modules

Instructor: Patience Fisher, ACCBC, CVA, Dip.FBST, MS

Course type: Self-Study

In this self-study course you will learn tools and techniques for coaching clients to successfully introduce or re-introduce cats to avoid common problems.


Relationships between cats can be challenging to manage. Mismatched play styles, changing priorities as they age, illness, new living arrangements, unexpected events, or the addition of a new two- or four-legged family member can all create problems in the home. Here’s how to fix them!


This course will help you:

  • Recognize common signals in cat communication
  • Train useful behaviors to prepare cats for challenging situations
  • Manage a safe environment
  • Develop skills and knowledge to safely and successfully re-introduce cats

There are no required materials for this course.

This is a self-study class that will begin on the sign-on date.

Students will have access to the course for a minimum of one year from the date of purchase or as long as you have an active IAABC Foundation account (one purchase per year will do the trick!)


  • An understanding of cat body language and species-specific behaviors and needs
  • Experience working with clients is helpful in getting the most out of this course
Full Student:


Cost: $75




Instructor: Patience Fisher, ACCBC, CVA, Dip.FBST, MS

Patience is an Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and a Certified Veterinary Assistant with a BS (biology), MS (engineering), and a Diploma in Feline Behavior Science Technology. She owns Patience for Cats, a cat behavior business based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


In 2006, Patience began working with cats and adopters at an animal shelter and fostering and training the cats with behavioral problems. She has fostered over 30 such cats, many of whom were introduced to her cats to see if they could be adopted out to multi-cat households. This gave her multiple experiences with different cats’ reactions to being introduced to resident cats.