Sally Said So is pleased to introduce a brand-new cat training division. Get in touch with our North Carolina cat behaviorist for a consultation today.

Cats have a bad reputation, especially when compared to dogs. Most people will tell you the difference is this: You can train a dog, but you can’t train a cat. As ABC-Certified cat behavior professional Rachel will tell you, that’s not true.

Cats are different creatures, but communication lies at the heart of any training program. Our cat behaviorists have worked tirelessly to learn everything they can about the feline mind, from feline behavior and psychology to domestic cat history.

When you’re at your wit’s end, our certified cat trainers help bring peace to your household.

Having problems with cat behavior?            

You’re not alone! Clients turn to us when they need help with:

  • Aggression
  • Marking
  • Scratching
  • Excessive meowing
  • Help introducing a new pet/child
  • Kitten training

If your cat has an out-of-the-(litter)box problem, we can help with that, too. Our in-depth education from the Animal Behavior College ensures we can handle anything your cat throws at us.

As with all Sally Said So in-home training programs, we refuse to hoard information. We pass every piece of helpful knowledge onto you, so you feel confident handling your cat’s behavior even when we aren’t by your side.

A certified cat behaviorist from Sally Said So can solve your cat’s behavior problems.

Cats are independent creatures; they aren’t pack animals like dogs, and they have different instincts. The trouble isn’t that cats are difficult to train—it’s that our instincts align more with dogs than cats, and we understand a dog’s motivation more easily.

Dogs want love, pats on the head, treats, and an easy life.

Sometimes cats jump on your head for no reason.

Your cat will never see you as the alpha.

In a cat’s world, there is no “alpha,” “master,” or “owner.” They either see you as another cat or as a parental figure. This means they won’t care if you don’t like something they do, creating that “aloof” attitude cats are known for.

Cats enjoy companionship, but they’re independent. If you try to force them to receive affection, you’ll likely be disappointed. At best, they’ll tolerate you. At worst, you’ll have to get a bandage. Our feline behaviorists can help you learn to read your cat’s body language so you can determine when your cat has had enough.

Because of their independent nature, cats don’t often understand punishment. They aren’t eager to please the way dogs are, so they may view negative reinforcement only as a threat. (For the record, we don’t condone negative reinforcement when dog training, either.) They will respond to treats, but expect them to have a short attention span.

Like toddlers, redirection is often the way to go where cats are concerned. If you don’t want them to bite your hand, give them a toy to bite instead.

You will never rid a cat of its instincts—but why would you want to?

If you’re visiting Sally Said So’s cat behavior modification page, there is no doubt you adore your feline friend. Rest assured that this rough patch you’re having is just that. Our cat experts in North Carolina can help you communicate, mitigate, and restore your relationship.

Call Sally Said So: Cat Behavior Modification at 919-427-4775 to schedule a consultation and give you and your cat a fresh start.

Sally Said So! Cat Behaviourist Raleigh

512 E Davie St

Raleigh, NC 27601

(919) 427-4775