KARMA PAWS CAT BEHAVIOUR

by Sally Chamberlain

Cat Behaviour Consultations

Welcome to my cat behaviour page. I am a fully qualified and insured Animal Behaviourist who specialises in resolving cat behaviour problems in a kind, force-free way and can help to improve cat-dog and cat-human relationships.  I offer remote consultations to clients anywhere in the UK and also in-person within 25 miles of Swadlincote, Derbyshire.


Our cats are part of the family and when they have behaviour problems, it is not only worrying but it can also be incredibly stressful and put a strain on relationships and domestic harmony. There is good news though, instead of trying to cope alone or trawl the internet for advice, I am here to guide and support you through resolving your feline's behaviour problems to make life easier and happier again.


In addition to resolving cat behaviour problems, I also offer consultations on preventative measures and cat care and behaviour education. My initial assessment and quotation process is free, at which stage I advise on the appropriate type of consultation. Please see below to find out more about my cat behaviour consultations and visit my About page for details of my credentials.


Please note that veterinary permission or referral may be required prior to a consultation. Some pet insurers may cover my fees upon referral so please ask your pet insurance company about this.

Cat Behaviour Problems

Some of the most common cat behaviour problems that I can assist in resolving are:

  • Inappropriate toileting - urination and defecation inside the home;
  • Aggression towards humans;
  • Managing multi-cat households;
  • Improving cat-dog and cat-human relationships;
  • Destructive behaviour such as scratching carpets and furniture;
  • Anxiety, nervousness, phobias and fear issues;
  • Self-harming such as overgrooming;
  • Pica - chewing and eating inedible items;
  • Plus many more... 

Please see my consultation options below.

Cat Behaviour Consultation Options

Free Initial Assessment

Initial assessment is free. Once you have contacted me, we discuss the behaviour problem and I send you a questionnaire to enable me to assess your cat's behaviour and provide you with a free quotation.


My assessment includes details on how I may be able to help, advice on immediate action to take for safety or welfare reasons and the appropriate type and cost of a consultation.


Contacting me is easy. You can get in touch with me by clicking the button below or via email, text, phone call or Facebook messenger.


With my extensive knowledge and experience of working with cats and their people, I can guide you through the behaviour modification process and give you the support and confidence you need to make life easier again for you and your felines. 

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Remote Consultation

I offer remote consultations to clients anywhere in the UK, which can be just as effective as working in-person to resolve cat behaviour problems.


The remote consultation process can be tailored to suit your requirements, for which I provide a free quotation at the initial assessment stage.


Remote consultations cost £150-300, depending on the complexity of the issue and may include:

  • Detailed assessment of the answers to your questionnaire;
  • A request for further information and analysis of videos or photos, if required;
  • Production of a tailored Behaviour Solutions Plan within 7-10 days;
  • A discussion about how to implement the plan over the phone (60 mins), if required;
  • Subsequent support and guidance via phone or email for up to 3 months.

Additional support, if required in complex cases:

  • Further 3 months support £50;
  • Additional telephone meeting to discuss the plan in detail (60 mins) £50;

Please note that a veterinary check-up may be required beforehand and payment of my fee is requested in advance.


Please click below to contact me and request a free initial assessment and quotation.

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In-Home Consultation

My in-home consultations are available within 25 miles of Swadlincote, Derbyshire when allowed under COVID-19 restrictions.


In-home consultations range from £150-300, depending on the complexity of the issue, for which I provide a free quotation including mileage at the initial assessment stage. 


The consultation process may include the following:

  • Detailed assessment of your answers to the questionnaire;
  • A request for further information to enable me to prepare for the consultation, if needed;
  • In-home consultation and assessment (1.5-2 hours) including initial guidance;
  • Production of a tailored Behaviour Solutions Plan within 7-10 days;
  • Subsequent support via phone and email for up to 3 months.

Additional support:

  • Further 3 months support £50;
  • Follow-up meeting plus mileage £50 each.

Please note that a veterinary check-up may be required prior to a consultation and that payment of my fee is requested in advance.


Please click below to contact me and request a free initial assessment and quotation.

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Educational Consultations

Cat behaviour is a fascinating topic and prevention is often better than cure, which why I offer educational consultations on the following: 

  • Kitten care, socialisation and appropriate play;
  • Creating a feline-friendly home and garden;
  • Feline enrichment, especially for indoor cats;
  • Managing multi-cat households;
  • Introducing a new cat or other pet to the home;
  • Force-free claw trimming and grooming etc.
  • Any other cat care or behaviour matters you wish to know more about.

An educational consultation costs £120-185 and is carried out remotely over the phone or email, including supporting written information. Please click below to contact me and request a quotation.

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'Power of the Purr'

A wealth of advice is also available in Sally's cat book, 'Power of the Purr', which covers everything cat lovers need to know about their feline companions in terms of their behaviour and keeping them happy.


She explains how to resolve some of the most common cat behaviour problems using kind, force-free methods and the theories behind these.


'Power of the Purr' is educational but also humorous and entertaining. Sally includes stories and photos of the cats she has been owned by over the years, including her current beloved feline, Monty, who is also the cover model.


Her book is available on Amazon in most countries so please click on the book cover to take a look. She has also written 'Being Kind To Dogs' and 'Weird Is Wonderful'. Please leave a review if you enjoy it.


If you would like some personalised help with a cat behaviour problem, please contact Sally.