When your cat is displaying a behavior problem it’s a very stressful situation for the entire family. The human family members are impacted by whatever issue the cat is going through. I’ve seen cases where the cat’s behavior problem has caused serious tension between spouses. Cat guardians can be brought to tears over the frustration of not knowing where to turn for help when kitty veers from the norm.
When it comes to being a professional in the cat behavior field, just because some people have had cats all their life or they were told they have a “way” with cats doesn’t make them cat behavior experts. It’s also not a quick road to fame and fortune, although some attempting to be in this field are motivated by the prospect of fame. Being a cat behavior expert involves lots of time, dedication and sacrifice. Yes, television has made cat behavior consulting seem like the trendy thing to do but REAL problems aren’t solved in an hour. I know because I had my own show on Animal Planet UK and I know how much follow-up some cases require. The television audience doesn’t get to see how much time is actually spent with clients. In my daily behavior business, my consultations include lengthy follow-up and that’s something you don’t see on TV.