SALLY CHAMBERLAIN

Clinical Animal Behaviourist

Cat Training & Preventive Advice

Sally offers training and preventive advice to make life easier for felines and their families when it comes to some of the most stressful tasks in life. Many cats dislike being handled and even the sweetest cat may fight tooth and claw to avoid being put into their cat carrier and taken to the vets. Sally only uses kind, force-free methods and breaks down each task into manageable increments, starting with an initial meeting to come up with a plan and possibly veterinary referral, depending on each case. She offers this service in-person within 20 miles of Swadlincote, Derbyshire and remotely worldwide, if appropriate. Please scroll down to find out more.

Cat training

It is a long-standing myth that cats cannot be trained - they can! All it takes is the right motivation and lots of patience and time. Some of the training Sally offers to make life easier includes:

  • Cat carrier and vet visits
  • Claw trimming and grooming
  • Oral medication
  • Eye and ear drops
  • Harness and lead training
  • Any other kind of useful training

This is not an exhaustive list and all of these can also be trained as preventive advice for kittens. Please contact Sally to find out how she can help.

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Preventive advice

Preventive advice also involves training or getting a cat to get used to something such as vet visits whilst they are still young, so that they are not afraid later in life. Sally's preventive advice includes matters such as:

  • Kitten socialisation and appropriate play
  • Introducing cats, kittens and dogs
  • Preparing for a new baby in the home
  • Bringing home a new cat or kitten
  • Resources and enrichment
  • Plus many more...

There are so many ways in which we can make life less stressful for our cats. Please contact Sally to find out how she can help.

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Learn more about feline behaviour...

'Power of the Purr'

To accompany her work, Sally has written a cat behaviour book containing a wealth of information. 'Power of the Purr' 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 and leave a review if you enjoy it.