Meet Your Behavior Consultant
Cat Behavior Consultant & Trainer
IAABC Shelter Behavior Affiliate
Amanda has worked in the animal care industry for over 8 years, helping pets and their owners build a solid foundation for their continued growth and overall wellness. In 2020, Frisky Feline Behavior Counseling was started with the mission to help families gain a better understanding of their cat's behavior by helping them see the world through their cats eyes.
Amanda is recognized as an IAABC Shelter Behavior Affiliate and Feline Inappropriate Elimination Master Course Certificant. Additionally, she is a Pet Professional Guild Feline Training Professional, a supporting member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and 1 of only 63 Cat Friendly Professionals in Connecticut.
Since the start of her career, Amanda has completed more than a dozen courses in feline behavior with organizations such as:
- The Humane Society of the U.S.
- The American Association of Feline Practitioners
- The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
- The ASPCA
- International Cat Care
Through these continuing education programs, Amanda has been able to concentrate on areas of focus including feline behavior modification. feline Introductions, and solutions for feline behaviors.
Additionally, Amanda has taken a deep interest in feline fear based aggression and hopes to continue her studies in this area so she can help better support families and felines who need it.
In 2021, Amanda wrote her first article on feline enrichment and behavior modification which was published in the International Association of Behavior Consultants Journal. Since then, she has continued writing on a variety of topics that cover cat behavior and health that have been featured in publications such as Connecticut Dog Magazine. Amanda hopes through these educational contributions to help provide additional support to cat parents both locally and across the nation.
Outside of her profession, Amanda takes great pride in her role as a Enrichment & Behavior Coordinator at a local animal shelter where she works with shelter cats who would benefit from one on one support prior to their adoption. Her passion and limitless love for felines is so transparent and her ability to connect with the cats and families she works with is nothing short of remarkable. If you are ready to get back to enjoying life with your cat, Amanda is ready to get you there - one paw at a time!