Qualifications

EDUCATION

  • HSUS: Certificate in Cat Retention and Behavior
  • IAABC: Rebecca Park Scholarship, Principles & Practices, Feline Behavior Solutions, & Lemonade Conference
  • Pet Professional Guild: Cat Aggression Seminar
  • Low-Stress Handling University: Low-Stress Handling Silver Level Certification
  • Fear Free: Shelter Certification
  • Karen Pryor: Click with Your Cat
  • ICatCare Cat: Cat Introductions
  • Community Cats Podcast & National Kitten Coalition: Cat Behavior Day, Community Cats, Kitten Conference

EXPERIENCE

  • Former volunteer with Hearts United for Animals and Husker Cats
  • Co-creator of pet education curriculum for Hearts United for Animals
  • Current volunteer with Lincoln Animal Ambassadors and The Cat House
  • Moderator for Helping Cats with Behavioral Issues and Therapy Cats
  • Pet education articles: LAA Pet Talk, Neighborhood Extra, Lincoln Kids, Lincoln 55+, TCH Newsletter, IAABC Journal
  • Owner of Lincoln Pet Culture
  • Teacher of Lincoln’s only Kitten Kindergarten classes
  • Host of Let’s Talk Cats, a monthly free cat behavior chat

PROFESSIONAL

  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants
  • Pet Professional Guild
  • Love on a Leash (pet therapy)

RECORDINGS

Interested in my cat services? I offer cat behavior consultations, training in obedience and agility, and support for basic care, enrichment, and socialization. I am also available to do group chats, classes, and presentations. My business uses the Least Invasive and Minimally Aversive methods and is based on research-based scientific principles. Email me at allisontalkspets@gmail.com or message me at Allison Helps Cats.