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Schedule with Cat Behaviorist and New York Times Acclaimed Feline Behavior Science Author, Mieshelle Nagelschneider.

About Oxford-trained Cat Trainer and Certified Cat Behaviorist and Licensed Veterinarian Team

33 Years in Practice and Founder of the “Cat Behaviorist™” and “Feline Behaviorist™” Specialty: Mieshelle The Cat Whisperer™ Cat Trainer and Cat Behaviorist on National Geographic, Nat Geo WILD, Discovery Channel, Discovery Plus, the Today Show, the Hallmark Channel, and NBC Dateline.

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Mieshelle’s International Media Tour for Arm & Hammer Litter Cat Behavior – Parent Magazine Live in Toronto, Canada.

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View 350  Solved Case Study Reviews and Testimonials for our Certified Cat Behaviorist, Mieshelle Nagelschneider and Veterinarian Team.  Mieshelle is the founder and director of The Cat Behavior Clinic and acclaimed New York Times feline behavior science author.  She is the new host for the television show, My Cat from Hell, which is the most watched cat behavior show in the world (over 1 billion viewers internationally). Learn more about Mieshelle’s animal behavior and animal welfare studies through Oxford University, University of Edinburgh – The Royal School of Veterinary Studies, upcoming at Oxford University, and read more about her experience at Harvard University that has enabled her to teach cat owners the science behind their cat’s behavior.  She lectures to veterinarians internationally from Toronto to the Philippines and has been solving cat behavior issues in over 30 countries for over two decades.

What Sets Our Cat Training Apart From the Rest

Cats-exclusively and in practice for over 25 years, the clinic is the first cat-only training consultancy practice in the United States. Unlike “cat counseling” services, our behavioral services are covered by most pet health insurance plans. Mieshelle is also the first “Cat Behaviorist” and coined the term paving the way for the cat behavior training specialty.  She has specialized certification as well as formal university animal behavior study that has enabled her to scientifically observe and analyze cat behavior from a behavioral cognitive, ethological, and feline evolutionary point of view. Her award-winning cat behavior science book is text book curriculum for cat behavior specialists you see today that have obtained certification. Her book is also the first scholarly-cited cat behavior science book for cat owners. Learn more on the Cat Behaviorist Clinic Homepage.

Change Your Life by Learning to Train Your Cat

If you have cat behavior problems, let me show you how to train cats to do what you’d rather have them do, and to stop doing what you don’t like all while allowing your cat to be a cat (feline instincts included!).  I’ve trained veterinarians and shelter workers nationally and internationally traveling the globe from Australia to the Philippines working with Best Friends Animal Society, Animal Welfare League with Whiskas, Arm & Hammer, Comfort Zone, the Paw Project, and NKLA.

I’ve trained all kinds of animalsbut effective cat training is easy for me, and I can convey this training to you as I have to thousands of cat lovers everywhere.  Effective strategies go beyond the obvious and is more involved that what you’ll usually find on the internet.  Please know that cat training is not like dog training.  There is no intense hands-on approach with teaching your cat how to “behave”.  Again, it involves a scientific approach relating to their feline evolutionary biology and how that causes them to relate and respond to the environment around them.  Cats have more of an innate wildness to them which also plays a role with some behavior issues owners might be tackling.

Cat Training Saves Cats’ Lives

I educate my clients to help themselves and their cats.  I know that every time I explain the science of cat behavior to a cat owner, I’m adding to the level of cat happiness in the world and saving a cat’s life at the same time from being sent to a shelter, put outside or euthanized.

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Mieshelle’s cat training and behavior science book, The Cat Whisperer, is also published in Hungarian (Jaffa Publishing).

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FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES: The Cat Whisperer book by Mieshelle Nagelschneider. Her book is required curriculum for a number of certifying behavior and training organizations.

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Mieshelle’s book, The Cat Whisperer, is also published in German and Polish (Arkana Publishing and Random House).

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I also suggest that you read my cat behavior book published by Random House Publishing (with co-writer Cameron Powell), The Cat Whisperer.  This is the first feline science book that is scholarly-cited for cat owners.  

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“The reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle Nagelschneider explains the behavior of the house cat in an unprecedented and most accessible way, offering unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.”

—Jordan Carlton Schaul, Ph.D., contributing editor, 
National Geographic, and curator, Orange County Zoo

What’s New with Mieshelle and National Geographic

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Mieshelle is a long time cat behavior expert for National Geographic on the 37 species of wildcats and behaviorist for numerous cat documentaries, TV Shows, and published works.  You can watch her most recent National Geographic Show, Animals Doing Things with Howie Mandel.

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Other National Geographic Works with Cat Trainer Mieshelle Nagelschneider.

Award-winning, Random House Publishing, The Cat Whisperer. Acclaimed New York Times Feline Science Author and the First Scholarly-cited Cat Behavior and Training Book for Cat Owners.

Professional Statement from Our Cat Trainer Mieshelle Nagelschneider at The Cat Behavior Clinic

Effective cat training is straight forward, but cats have a very different evolutionary biology than dogs and external and internal factors affect them in unique ways than other species and this needs to be part of any training to change a cat’s behavior.  Once I teach my clients how a cat’s mind works, they’re able to cure behavior problems in the cat who inspired them to schedule a remote phone or video consultation program with me and The Cat Behavior Clinic.  More importantly, a cat trainer can prevent future problems in that cat, other cats in the household, cats they may own many years later, and even cats not yet living in the home.  Behavior training plans should be based on scientific research behavior studies of felids, your cat’s feline evolutionary biology, innate learning styles and memory, and current external and internal factors affecting your cat.   Our outstanding 95% clinic success rate.

Frequently Asked Questions

All cat behavior solutions must take into consideration feline instincts and their evolutionary biology. The clinic has exclusive rights to Mieshelle Nagelschneider’s proprietary Cat Whisperer™ consulting, easy-to-implement C.A.T. Plan™ positive behavior modification, the most effective, comprehensive, and up-to-date system for curing any cat behavior problem.

Because every cat and environment is different, the plan allows for customized behavior techniques and environmental changes when needed – because cat behavior is not one-size-fits-all. Mieshelle has spent 20 years developing a method so effective that when clients follow it, their success rate is well over 90% (even higher for the most common issues).

Her science-based cat behavior book, The Cat Whisperer, has been featured in the New York Times and a best-seller on Amazon and published in 4 languages (Random House Publishing with co-writer Cameron Powell).

For cat behaviorists seeking certification, her book is a required curriculum by a number of cat behaviorist certifying organizations.

Love is born of mystery, and our cats are mysterious and loved in equal measure. But sometimes the greatest blessing of all is a bit of light thrown into a dark place. Mieshelle Nagelschneider holds that light. Allow her to share it with you.”– Gwen Cooper Author, Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, of Life With a Blind Wonder Cat (Random House), New York, NY

Veterinarian: “Over the course of many years, Mieshelle has developed and refined her unique ability to think like a cat. On numerous occasions I have witnessed the life-changing benefits Mieshelle’s techniques can bring to cats and their sometimes very frustrated owners.” – Veterinarian, Dr. James R. Shultz DVM, Portland, Oregon

Cat Behavior Veterinarian Referral from Dr. Lisa Berger DVM: “Despite all the disruptions, there have been no incidents of urination on the bed or the couch, and neither have been covered by plastic all week!” – Juanita H. Portland, Oregon

You have the African wildcat, your domestic cat’s ancestor, to thank for many of your cat’s “unwanted” cat behaviors. Learn more about this during your consultation to better understand and help your cat and solve its behavior issues. We often misunderstand cat behaviors. Once cat owners understand their cat instincts and biology, they can better understand why the behavior strategies work so well and can better apply them.

Mieshelle The Cat Whisperer™ has been the spokesperson and cat behavior expert for Comfort Zone, Arm & Hammer Cat Litter, and Cat Expert for Whiska’s International Media Tour Australia. Her cat behavior expertise is seen in the New York Times, The Today Show, NBC Dateline, MTV, Animal Planet, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, The Hallmark Channel, Modern Cat Magazine, Parade, Reader’s Digest, Cat Fancy Magazine, The New York Post, The Boston Globe, USA Today, This Wild Life, The Divine Cat, Real Simple Magazine, Salon.com, Petside, Freekibblekat, The Toronto Star, Canada Globe and Mail, Animal Rescue Site, The Daily Cat, Feline Wellness Magazine, Advisory Council Pet360.com, This Wild Life, The Cat Channel, Pets Magazine, The Circle, New Republic, The Sunrise Show, Yahoo.com, Herald Sun, Toronto Star, and countless others. See our Media Room below for the latest.

Feline behavior therapy is very different from canine behavior therapy and the approach to changing a cat’s behavior is even more unique. Cats do not display obedience problems like dogs. The help you need is not focused on physical or verbal behavior modification strategies, like dog training with a dog trainer present. All cat behaviorists conduct consultations by phone or video via Skype. Our behavior plans are specific to cats and still allow for the natural feline instincts, but when and where you want them displayed. We will cover the behavior plan during the phone or video consultation and offer follow-up over the course of several weeks for all of our consultation programs.

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