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The Author

Pam Johnson-Bennett is the best-selling author of 10 books. She starred in the Animal Planet UK series Psycho Kitty, and is one of the most popular and sought-after cat behavior experts in the world. She is considered a pioneer in the field of cat behavior consulting and has influenced many practicing in the field today. Pam began making house calls to work with clients on cat behavior problems in 1982 and had her first book published in 1990. Since then, she has led the way as an inspiration and mentor to many in the cat behavior profession and her books have been used as texts for professional behavior courses.



Pam Johnson-Bennett was vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and founded the IAABC Cat Division where she served as its longtime chair for 8 years. Pam served on the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training and was also a member of the American Humane Association’s Cat health and Welfare Forum. She served on the Advisory Board for Tree House Humane Society and has also worked with the Winn Feline Foundation.Pam Johnson-Bennett star of Psycho Kitty on Animal Planet

Pam’s “Think Like a Cat” Approach

Pam’s ground-breaking Think Like a Cat approach to cat behavior has been featured and profiled worldwide through the years. To the cat behavior professionals in the field today, Pam Johnson-Bennett has been a mentor and leader since she first paved the way in the early 1980s. Her books are considered the “cat bibles” when it comes to understanding felines and what makes them tick. Much of the information you read on the websites of shelters, animal welfare organizations and behavior experts as well as what you see on cat-related TV shows came from Pam’s books, articles and lectures. You can easily see her influence in the current books on cat behavior today. Pam’s Think Like a Cat method has improved the lives of thousands of cats through her work with clients, shelters, her books, worldwide lectures and media appearances. Her book, Think Like a Cat, consistently remains a best-selling cat training book on Amazon.


With the launch of her latest book, CatWise, Pam hit the road for the CatWise Cat Cafe Tour presented by Wellness Pet Food. This was a first-of-its-kind national book tour that took Pam to some of the first cat cafes in the United States to meet fans and sign copies of her book. The tour was designed to bring attention to the increasing popularity of cat cafes and how they help in promoting cat adoption. Wellness donated 1000 meals to each of the shelters associated with the cat cafes on every stop on the tour.

CatWise Cat Cafe Tour with Pam Johnson-Bennett
Pam also travels extensively as a featured speaker on cat behavior, training and shelter issues at veterinary and animal welfare conferences, pet expos, and book festivals internationally.

Pam makes numerous appearances on national television and radio. Pam has been featured on CNN, Fox News Channel, Fox & Friends, National Geographic, Animal Planet, AM Canada, Animal Planet Radio, and many more shows. She has been featured in print and online publications as well.

Other Media

Pam headlined the national Friskies Ultimate Cat Habitat Tour in 2002, and introduced the nation to environmental enrichment and how to easily transform ordinary rooms into cat-friendly ones. The idea of environmental enrichment is tremendously popular now, but back then, not many were focusing on creating more stimulation for indoor cats.

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Pam served as the spokesperson  for the Friskies shelter grant program that awarded grants to 10 in-need shelters around the country.

Previously, Pam was the award-winning behavior columnist for Cats Magazine as well as ivillage, Yahoo, Cat Fancy’s Cat Channel, Kittens USA, the Daily Cat and Catster. She currently writes for Modern Cat Magazine.

Pam is the recipient of numerous honors including the Winn Feline Foundation Award, multiple Cat Writers’ Association awards, the IAABC Cat Division Award and the Cat Fancy Magazine Hall of Fame.


Pam was the first author to address the unique needs of multicat households.

Cat Behavior Associates

Pam owns Cat Behavior Associates, LLC, a private veterinarian-referred behavior practice in Nashville, TN. For information regarding a virtual behavior consultation with Pam, visit our consultation page. For questions regarding booking Pam for a media appearance, book signing or lecture, visit our contact page.

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