Professional Cat Behavior Consultant
IAABC - SBA
Amanda Caron started Frisky Feline Behavior Counseling started in 2020 with the goal to help teach pet parents force-free, science based approaches that work for challenging behaviors. while also providing a deeper understanding of how cats navigate the world and why they behave the way they do.
Amanda is an accredited IAABC (International Associations of Animal Behavior Consultants) Shelter Behavior Affiliate, a Feline Inappropriate Elimination Master Course Certificant and 1 of only 63 Cat Friendly Professionals ® in Connecticut. She is also a supporting member of organizations such as the Pet Professional Guild and The American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her work has contributed to articles featured in The International Association of Behavior Consultants Journal, Connecticut Dog Magazine, Animal Wellness Magazine and Rover.
Since the start of her career, Amanda has completed more than a dozen courses in feline behavior with organizations such as:
- The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)
- The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants ( IAABC)
- The ASPCA
- International Cat Care
- The Humane Society of the U.S.
- Hippocampus Online
Amanda has further expanded her skills and knowledge through hundreds of hours of self study including educational webinars, conferences, podcasts and books as well with the successful completion of a comprehensive cat behavior mentorship program through the IAABC.
Outside of consulting, Amanda collaborates with local animal rescues across Connecticut to help provide guidance for challenging cases, coaching for volunteers and fosters and support for adopters looking to return their cat to shelter due to behavioral reasons. With these partnerships Amanda has helped dozens of under socialized cats to get adopted and has played an integral role in helping reduce surrenders to shelters in her community.
Over the years Amanda's work has positively influenced the lives of hundreds of cats and their families. If you are ready to get back to enjoying life with your cat, she is dedicated to making that happen - one paw at a time!”