The Cat Whisperer(tm) Cat Behavior Book
The Cat Behavior Clinic

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

Published in 4 languages, Mieshelle’s Scholarly-cited Cat Behavior Science Book is Text Book Curriculum Used to Certify Budding Cat Behaviorists in Certifying Organizations.

Image of Book Jacket The Cat Whisperer and a Siamese Cat | Mieshelle Nagelschneider | Cat Behaviorist

Cat owners are desperate for a comprehensive and correct book on cat behavior. Much cat behavior advice — especially on the Internet — is poor and even harmful. Our own clients are proof; they have been crying out for years that there is “nothing out there” for cat owners. They have even admitted to having tried Cesar Millan’s obedience techniques on their cats! Cat owners in America are desperate!

The Cat Whisperer™ Cat Behavior Book

Released by RANDOM HOUSE Bantam Dell, New York, NY

“To understand cats you must understand the difference between our feline friends and ourselves. Mieshelle’s insight into the sociobiology and the behavior of our wildest companion animal in comparison to ourselves sets the framework for an intriquing book about a companion animal that lives in our homes and yet retains the wild instinct of the large felids that so fascinate us.” Jordan Carlton Schaul, PhD — Contributing Editor, National Geographic Society and Curator, Orange County Zoo

In Mieshelle’s book she will reveal for the first time to the general public the scientifically-validated Cat Whisperer behavior modification techniques she has used to cure unwanted cat behaviors all over the world.

Author Mieshelle Nagelschneider (with co-writer Cameron Powell)

Greater Seriousness of Behavior Problems. On average, cat behavior issues – spraying, inappropriate urination and defecation, destruction of property, yowling, aggression – are more pernicious and destructive than the behavior problems of their canine counterparts. These behavior issues are the number-one reasons millions of cats are surrendered to cat shelters each year and even euthanized.

Sadder Consequences of Low Awareness. The sheer number of cats in the English-speaking world, combined with the average owner’s low level of awareness of cat behavior and frustration with the destructiveness of cat behavior problems, makes it no surprise that cats are sent to shelters or even thrown out of homes at a far higher rate than are dogs – and far more often for behavioral problems than are dogs.

From Mieshelle’s Introduction: So why this book; why now? Quite simply, I have not been able to find a book on cat behavior that I found satisfying and comforting – one packed with information that’s complete, accurate, and up-to-date – and not accidentally designed to cause more problems than it solves. The book you are holding is the one I always wanted to read.

I wrote this book because I saw that cat owners were hungrier and more numerous than dog owners. The sheer number of cats and humans’ lack of awareness about how they behave mean that cats are sent to shelters, thrown out of homes, or destroyed at a far higher rate than are dogs – and far more often for behavioral problems than are dogs. In the U.S, there are 88 million owned cats (about 35 million in France, Germany, Italy, and the UK), and there are another 40 to 70 million homeless or feral cats. By contrast, there are 75 million dogs in U.S. households, and relatively few homeless or stray dogs. Sadly, cat behavior advice is often poor and even harmful. My own clients have been crying out for years that there is “nothing out there” for cat owners. They have even admitted to having tried dog obedience techniques on their cats! (I debunk the usefulness of an alpha model for cats in Chapter 2).

That’s why I have written what I intend to be your cat behavior bible – the one reference book you will read and re-read, dog-ear, give to your friends, and keep through all the cats you own. In this book, I’ll combine my own experience with the latest in the scholarly literature. . . . Where I disagree with certain experts or wives’ tales, I’ll point it out in a Conventional Advice Alert. In the following chapters, I’ll tell you what you won’t hear in most of the advice available today. You can then fall in love with even the “problem cats” all over again.

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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,, Petside, Freekibblekat, The Toronto Star, Canada Globe and Mail, Animal Rescue Site, The Daily Cat, Feline Wellness Magazine, Advisory Council, This Wild Life, The Cat Channel, Pets Magazine, The Circle, New Republic, The Sunrise Show,, 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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