As a professional qualified cat behaviorist — the only professionally-trained, exclusively-feline behaviorist in Arizona — Jane Ehrlich helps cat owners worldwide to make their homes cat-safe, cat-healthy, cat-happy and cat-welcome by in-home consultation, by phone and virtually.
I’ve over 38 years’ experience, and professional training with academic, clinical and shelter background. Do you know other cat behaviorists who can say the same thing?
I can help.
If what you’ve already tried hasn’t worked, there is a better solution. It may not be a matter of medicating your cat if the problem is behavioral. Nor is it a matter of giving her up.
I care about the motivation as well as the symptoms.
In addition to personal home services, I offer webinars and presentations, both nationally and internationally; classes for clinics, colleges and organizations, and shelter environment enrichment programs and intake and behavior assessments. I have also done a good deal of independent research on/with ferals.
I first studied ethology in the mid-1970’s, and love what I do now more than ever. I’ve been featured on TV, radio and press (read more About Me). There’s little feline behavior in a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) university’s curriculum; often, a veterinarian’s answer to behavior problems is to suggest a drug. That’s why my role as behaviorist is important in helping you achieve positive results: a happier cat.
Please be aware: anyone can use the term ‘Association’, ‘Institute’ or ‘College’, so do your research. If your vet is certified in behavior, what percentage of that is specifically for feline behavior? Presently, there is no non-veterinary certification in feline behavior recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, or their American/ international equivalents. When researching ‘experts’, look for years–and what kinds and breadth– of experience. To my knowledge there are few non-veterinarians who have had as many years in cat behavior as I have.
Please note: Because of COVID concerns, while I continue to do home visits if you’re vaccinated (I am), we can have phone consults, if you prefer. We can video conference, discuss the problems, and you can show me your cat’s behavior live, or via your phone video.
*FOR THE FASTEST, MOST RELIABLE RESPONSE, PLEASE EMAIL ME DIRECTLY (JANE_EHR@ HOTMAIL. COM), INSTEAD OF USING THE FORM. (I don’t always get form submissions!)*
“We did a lot of research to find a good cat behaviorist. But they were young, and whatever we read by them, too, was repetition of the same things. Maybe from books they read? We found Ehrlich, and she’s different.
She’s been in this field much longer, and she just knew a lot more, from a lot more experience. I was relieved, and we were very happy after we hired her to sort out our problems with aggressive cats. It makes her a far better behaviorist, in our view, and we loved her passion. It took time, but we were committed to it all, and it worked out. Thank you, Jane!”
Barbara and Colin, Santa Cruz, CA
“Our personal feline Jedi Grand Master. When we introduced our new addition Pepper to our 8-year-old litter-mates Downey and Scarlett, we didn’t realize the trouble we were in for. Downey took Pepper right in, but Scarlett saw Pepper as a threat, so …we attempted a slow introduction, following advice online (some of which was half-wrong, the rest mostly if not all wrong). Scarlett’s aggression was devastating to us…We nearly returned her to the shelter. After months of failure, we decided to enlist help and I[found] one of ‘America’s 10 Best Pet Behaviorists’ right here in the Valley – Jane Ehrlich!! When Jane called us back, I actually said “Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!”
As it says on her website, ‘(Jane’s) lifelong commitment to improving the lives of cats and their humans makes Jane one of the most experienced experts in the profession.’
She was SIMPLY THE BEST! She visited our home 2 or 3 times, and put up with a dozen phone calls and emails following up with her. Although it’s taken time, we are happy to report that Scarlett’s aggression has been reduced by about 98 percent and Pepper has become much more comfortable around the house, roaming as she pleases, even when we leave the house… They DO frequently touch noses, co-exist in the same close quarters, enjoy treats, praise and playing together — without any issues whatsoever. No words can express our gratitude!
If you need help with your cat family members and follow her suggestions, you can’t find anyone ANYWHERE better than Jane!”
Mike and Deb F., Maricopa, AZ