I first became interested in cat behaviour when I was working at an animal shelter. I wanted to learn more about the feline residents and how to make their environment better suited to their behavioural needs.
I have since completed the following qualifications:
These are in addition to my Cert IV in Veterinary Nursing and Cert IV in Companion Animal Services.
I am constantly updating and adding to my skills base through further study so that I can bring the very latest in cat behaviour research to my clients.
I am a Feline Professional member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia, a professional body with a code of ethics I abide by in my work with clients and their pets. I am a force-free, positive reinforcement advocate in all of my work and I write regular cat behaviour articles for the Guild's magazine "Barks From the Guild".
I am also a member of the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC).
Last but not least, I am a qualified dog trainer ... so am equipped to help solve some of the more common problems between cats and dogs in the family home.
After losing our beloved 20yo cat "Mr Poo" in July 2022, I currently share my home with one cat - a sassy 17yo lady named "Lily" (pictured with me above). There's also my husband and two dogs - all of whom Lily...ummm...tolerates!