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The Science of Feline Introductions

Self-Study Course

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Presenter: Patience Fisher, ACCBC, CVA, Dip.FBST, MS

In this course you will learn tools and techniques for coaching clients to successfully introduce or re-introduce cats to avoid common problems. Relationships between cats can be challenging to manage. Mismatched play styles, changing priorities as they age, illness, new living arrangements, unexpected events, or the addition of a new two- or four-legged family member can all create problems in the home. Here’s how to fix them!

This course will help you:

  • Recognize common signals in cat communication
  • Train useful behaviors to prepare cats for challenging situations
  • Manage a safe environment
  • Develop skills and knowledge to safely and successfully re-introduce cats


  • An understanding of cat body language and species-specific behaviors and needs
  • Experience working with clients is helpful in getting the most out of this course

Class schedule:

This is a self-study class that will begin on the sign-on date. Students will have access to the course for 60 days from the date of purchase.

Member Cost $59*
Non-Member Cost $74

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

Online Course Cancellation Policy: Courses cannot be refunded once purchased.

About the Presenter

Patience is an Associate Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and a Certified Veterinary Assistant with a BS (biology), MS (engineering), and a Diploma in Feline Behavior Science Technology. She owns Patience for Cats, a cat behavior business based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In 2006, Patience began working with cats and adopters at an animal shelter and fostering and training the cats with behavioral problems. She has fostered over 30 such cats, many of whom were introduced to her cats to see if they could be adopted out to multi-cat households. This gave her multiple experiences with different cats’ reactions to being introduced to resident cats.

If you have questions, email us at courses@iaabcfoundation.org.

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