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Cat Behavior Consulting Mentorship
with Katenna Jones

Mentorship Course

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Course begins: Monday, January 4th, 2021
Weekly online meetings begin: January 11th at 8am Eastern

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Full Students access all benefits and personalized mentoring. 
Auditors may observe students' cases and questions, but may not inquire about their own cases or attend online meetings. Meetings are not recorded. (Read more about Auditor benefits)
Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA
Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA

About this Mentorship

Course is designed for those who:

  • have a minimum of general knowledge of feline behavior;
  • are familiar with basic behavior modification (any species);
  • are thinking of becoming a cat behavior consultant but aren't sure how, where or when to begin;
  • are currently seeing a limited number of clients but are looking for advice on taking more advanced cases; or
  • are looking for a place to share, bounce, and develop ideas for building a private cat consultation business.

Wherever you are in your cat behavior consulting career, IAABC is pleased to offer a first-ever opportunity in the industry: a cat behavior consulting mentorship. This program will traverse the process of seeing private clients and evaluating and managing problem feline behaviors. We will also explore the logistical side: taking a client history, tracking success, client compliance and retention, and more. Through guided online discussions, sample case studies, useful handouts, and homework assignments, you will leave this mentorship with the knowledge necessary to become a consultant.

Some of the topics to be addressed include:

  • taking effective case histories, writing reports, and tracking progress
  • client communication, compliance and retention
  • building your consulting toolbox and organizing your processes
  • conducting in-person and remote consults
  • tips for protecting yourself physically, legally, and financially
  • review of a selection of Katenna's personal case studies
  • discussion of a wide variety of unwanted feline behaviors
  • an opportunity to share your own cases and questions
  • ... and more!

Working with mentor Katenna Jones (ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA), you will develop your own process that works for you when seeing clients.

Class Schedule

This eight-week mentorship will begin on the specified start date and includes 8 weekly online meetings. Students will have access to the course material for 60 days after the course ends.

Course Completion/CEU Requirements

Auditors must review all course material. This will be verified in the Learning Management System.

Full Mentees must complete all homework assignments during the course. Mentor online weekly meetings are mandatory. Students who miss more than two meetings will not receive credit for the course. Students should expect to spend anywhere from 3-12 hours per week on course material and viewing, depending on individual speed of learning and the week's materials.

Registration Information

Auditor Full Mentee
Member Cost $279* $439*
Non-Member Cost $339 $549

*IAABC Members - log into your member account for the discount code

Online Course Cancellation Policy

  • Full refunds available more than 30 days before program start.
  • 50% refund available 16 - 30 days before program start.
  • No refunds available 15 or fewer days before program start.

About the Mentor

Katenna Jones, ScM, ACAAB, CCBC, CDBC, CPDT-KA accidentally discovered her career as a volunteer dog walker in the late nineties before earning her Master’s from Brown University. There she studied animal behavior, learning, and cognition and is now an Associate Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, Certified Cat and Dog Behavior Consultant, and a Fear Free Trainer.

Katenna previously worked for the American Humane Association as well as the Association of Professional Dog Trainers, but now provides cat and dog behavior consultations through her business, Jones Animal Behavior. Her main passion is education, and she truly loves teaching locally, internationally, and online. She contributes regularly to various media outlets and also authored Fetching the Perfect Dog Trainer.

Katenna lives in Rhode Island with one husband, one (very old) pibble, two cats, four ducks, eight chickens, and several thousand honeybees.

The Cat Behavior Consulting Mentorship with Katenna Jones was absolutely amazing!!! Katenna's knowledge, guidance, and support were invaluable and incredible!!! This mentorship was so well organized and it covered things across the entire consulting spectrum including consulting itself as well as business planning and everything in between. If you're undecided....take this course!!! You'll benefit regardless of where you are in your career. The things I've learned have been invaluable to my career and I couldn't possibly say enough good things about this mentorship. My only regret is that the mentorship wasn't longer. Thanks Katenna and IAABC"


An excellent combination of behavioral study and business know-how. Well worth the time and $$."

Mary Molloy

Katenna is an amazing teacher. Extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. Her teaching style makes learning easy and fun. I live in Canada she went above and beyond to help me know exactly what I would need to pursue my career here. Just a pleasure to work with."

Jennifer Swan

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About IAABC Mentorships

Each 8-week mentorship provides mentees with ongoing online chat, video exchanges, documentation, links, and scheduled weekly live chats via video meeting.

Mentees can discuss their own cases or any others, ask questions about application and theory, ask for tips and advice on overcoming specific challenges, and be guided toward even higher levels of professionalism and effectiveness. The mentors are there for the mentees, and offer all help and discussion that each mentee finds useful.

Auditing is also available Auditors may observe and learn about topics under discussion between the mentor and full mentees. Auditors do not attend the weekly live chats, may not introduce their own cases or ask for specific input on their own work. Auditors may participate in ongoing topics and discussions, and their questions will be answered if time allows. Auditing is simply an opportunity to observe and learn from the mentees' and mentors' experiences.