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After years of frustration over why I could not get my beautiful Kitty to stop urinating on my carpets, I felt I had reached a breaking point, My 19 lb. male Maine Coon, Isaac, is a loved member of my family, and my heart ached at the idea of giving him away. I thought I had tried everything, but to no avail; until I met Jane. Jane Ehrlich with Cattitude Feline Behavior turned everything around for my beautiful little family. She is knowledgeable and truly had Isaac’s best interests in mind. She generously offered her time and expertise to figure out what was really causing the issue. After implementing each of her suggestions, Isaac is FINALLY only using the litter box when he goes to the bathroom,but most importantly, he is HAPPY! With my husband, three kids, two dogs and a cat, it is a relief to know that now, we can all be happy. Thank you, Jane! We truly appreciate what you do! Kristen, Phoenix
Just want to thank you for all the wonderful advice you have given us with getting our 2 cats and puppy Leah to get along, we have come a long way, they are now able to be in the same room together for short periods of time. It’s amazing: before Jane, all the dog wanted to do was chase the cats ! We work on it every day, and we can see the calmness coming over all our fur babies. Thank you Jane– truly amazing. S.R. Chandler
After having had 2 cats for 20 years and losing them to old age, I recently adopted 2 rescue kitties who were 6 months old… Jane helped me to see that I needed to give them time to adapt to my setting and quit trying to force them to be cuddly and loving. I have given them more space and we are building trust among us. She came to my home to observe and recommend. Imagine my surprise when I found out I was more the problem and needed to adjust my behavior! All good! Jamie L. AZ
Thank you again for coming up…The staff and I enjoyed the training very much! Chandra, Director, Humane Society of Central Arizona
Our girl, Moushi, came with a trauma history. She managed fairly well with an older cat companion but struggled when he died, and began doing things we’d never witnessed in our 25 years of cat ownership. She scrunched up bath mats after using the box, hid constantly, would not let us touch her, would not play, suckled herself, was hypervigilant and consistently moped… A pet food store employee recommended Jane and her help has transformed Moushi. We followed every one of Jane’s recommendations even though we met a few with skepticism! Some solutions were as easy as changing the type of litter we used. Others required a bit of effort, consistency and veterinary assistance…that made a world of difference…Moushi will always be a bit odd but she now runs with her tail up, chases and plays with her new kitty companion, allows me to pet her, and happily watches birds, rabbits and squirrels from her catio. We are so very grateful to Jane for helping all of us, feline and human. M.C., Cave Creek, AZ
I rescued my cat Nim about 6 months ago, it has been just me and her since then. Recently I happened to come across a box in a parking lot with a little black puff ball inside. It was about 100 degrees and someone had abandoned a little baby kitten only about 5 weeks old. I brought the kitten home and introduced her to my resident cat Nim. The kitten was excited however Nim was very unpleased and aggressive towards the kitten and myself! I didn’t know how to react to the situation due to never seeing Nim act this way before…and it tore me to not give both the same amount of attention. After searching the web and nothing changing I got in contact with Jane and asked her for advice. After about a week of following her instructions I came home and Nim was no longer snarling or hissing at the kitten! I was so excited! ..and BAM now they’re snuggling together and sleeping together! I am so thankful that I got a hold of her. My pets mean so much to me and I couldn’t have done it without her. Thanks Jane! A.M. Phoenix
We had worked with another behaviorist for a previous cat, but Jane is the best. She was recommended by a friend. We found her to be compassionate, wise, always made herself available, and has helped ‘Monaco’s quality of life (and ours!) immeasurably. She expects owners to, a she puts it, be in ‘partnership’ with her; they need to be committed to the problem (in our case, aggression), and to keep her informed along the way; we liked that. Can’t thank her enough. E. and M. L., Ontario, Canada
Hello Jane! Our little gremlin seems to be cured! It’s like she’s been exorcised! We took your advice and now she’s absolutely sweet to me–and to Wendy. Last night we were even able to trust her in the bedroom with us, and today she’s in a great mood. She even sits in my lap and encourages me to scratch at the base of her tail. Just amazing! We play Dungeons&Dragons with a group of people on Sundays. We were worried when they came by, especially since most of us are women and Bella doesn’t like women. But we let her come sit in the living room with everyone, and she laid calmly by the couch enjoying the socialization. We never thought we’d be able to share that space with her and our friends. Thank you so much, you saved us AND Bella. Her original owner is ecstatic, and I’m glad that he didn’t have to lose his baby girl. We also are looking at a future with a loving kitty companion. She has NEVER been this friendly. Katt & Wendy, Tucson
Ours is a household of a cat pride (5 males/4 felines) who began exhibiting aggressive behavior and spraying. At our wits’ end and patience waning, we found a resource and an amazing woman, Jane Ehrlich. At her personal home visit, we embraced her recommendations, were bolstered by her follow ups and now claim victory for a happier home. Thank you, Jane! Tom and Lloyce R. Phoenix
Jane is absolutely a kitty genius! My cats were at war. Long story short: misplaced aggression. We were only a few fights away from irreparable damage, and would have to face the decision no pet owner wants to face: re-homing–but I was refusing to give up! had tried just about every reintroduction method I knew of, but there were constant setbacks and I’d have to start from scratch every time. I finally called Jane – and boy am I glad I did! She and I discussed toys, techniques, vets, medications, and much more. I followed every one of her suggestions, and I am proud to say that my cats have been able to successfully coexist with NO fights!!! We still have a way to go – cats are smart… But I can finally put down all the gates, and we can all breath easier! Thanks Jane!! N. H. Phoenix
Hope was a male, two month black ball of fur behind a dumpster…Monroe is a female I got from a no-kill shelter, 3 years old, sweet and timid. Hope chased Monroe all over the house. He tried to fight back and growled, but Hope didn’t flinch. Monroe then hid. I sprayed Hope with water, and tried distracting him, neither of which didn’t work.It was like magic when I found Jane . Relief for all three of us. Jane suggested many things..and it worked. I was thrilled that I finally had answers. She wanted to know how it all worked, and made sure everyone was happy. She was gracious and generous and I couldn’t thank her enough for her expertise. She is one in a million. F. B. Phoenix
We had a problem with aggression. My partner moved in with two cats, and they got along fine with my two—but one of his cats didn’t like me! I had the scratches and bites to prove it. We consulted with Jane, at a friend’s recommendation, and she solved it all. She was smart, kind, and very knowledgeable. She was also very honest, and always there for us—a rare person. Anyway, everything is just fine, now. Thank You! Ryan and Roberto, Palo Alto, CA
Jane came to our house to help us with an 11 month old rambunctious and easily bored cat. She gave us suggestions from arranging our furniture to maximize its use, to toys (one has become Lando’s favorite), and spent as much time as was needed talking with us and going over ideas. As soon as I implemented the new play techniques I saw results that night! …we were happy at how quickly it worked. Jane told me I could email her whenever I needed, and believe me I have! She has responded quickly to my many emails and continues to offers help and suggestions. As promised there was a follow up call within 10 days, and we were told to keep contacting her as needed. We were extremely happy with Jane’s results and the level of personal service she provides is unheard of these days. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who is having challenges with their cats. M.W. Chandler, AZ.
My blind kitty started urinating in odd places. Bathroom rugs, stove, papers, my dogs’ water bowl. I researched, I cleaned… Vet appointments showed nothing physically wrong. We fought constantly about what to do with her. No one wanted a visually impaired and scared cat. We moved to a new home, as well, and she became reclusive, and terrified of everything. Jane gave me many suggestions that I tried. It has been a slow uphill challenge, but Patti is no longer urinating inappropriately, she is coming out of her closet, and again letting my husband and me pet her and pick her up. Jane is patient and is full of knowledge with regard to cat behaviors. She saved Patti from becoming another pound kitty to be euthanized, to a kitty that is again a part of our family. Jane always returned my emails/calls, and always encouraging and supportive in our attempt to help Patti. If she could help us with our extreme issues, I know she can help others with their cat’s behavior issues! Thank you Jane, for all you did for Patti and us! Cindy W., Phoenix
You did such a wonderful job yesterday! What an engaging presenter you are. Our task force has already added your suggestions from class into their feline stress improvement agenda. The back and forth with the audience was fabulous. I think everyone really loved the class and got a lot out of the discussion!” S.K. Volunteer Mgr., Arizona Humane Society
Nicole was pregnant with our first child, and we didn’t know how to bring the newcomer home so that he and our two cats would all get along. People have such dire myths to tell us, and while we didn’t believe them, we were still worried. We were referred to Jane, and explained the problem. She was brilliant. She helped us from before our child was born, through Nicole’s hospital stay, to weeks after our baby came home. She was smart, sensitive to our needs, and nice! Everything’s just great; everybody gets along beautifully– her help has been invaluable. She was always there for us. Thank you so much! Nicole and Brian, Los Angeles, CA.
Our staff and volunteers appreciate the time that you gave to visit our shelter…also reviewing our cat guide, and for the suggestions to help improve the overall relationship between cats and people. Marlene Miles, Executive Director, Foothills Animal Rescue
Jane was an absolute life saver! We were in a very difficult situation with our two Bengal babies urinating all over the house out of the blue. We tried everything we could think off (spending lots of $$) and nothing worked. Luckily we stumbled upon Jane’s website. Jane was amazing straight from the first contact. She is so knowledgeable and her consultations were straight to the point, very informative and effective. We did exactly what she suggested, following our consultation with her and not long after that our kitties returned to normal! I’m so grateful we found Jane because I was pulling my hair out at one stage. We all need experts in our life and when it comes to Cat behaviour, she is our expert! A happy family again thanks to you! Marnus, Brooke, Java & Tikka, AZ
Jane, you have been a great help to me and my babies! Although they’re cute, playful and outgoing around me, two of the three were afraid of other humans. I needed help in getting the cats to be more social with the person going to pet sit them. You came to my home and taught me such valuable lessons on feline behavior and “cat talk”. You gave us sooooo much of your time above and beyond. Your recommendations worked even better than expected, as my pet sitter was not only able to play with them but was able to pet them when I was gone. This gives me great peace of mind as I have more trips planned and can now go knowing they all will be fine. Your follow ups via email and phone really impressed me. You truly care about your clients, human and feline alike. Thank you for all your help!! Stephanie, Phoenix
Thank you Jane for spending time here at the Humane Society! Your presentation about cat behavior was fun and very informative. We appreciate you taking the time and teaching us very valuable information that will make a difference in our shelter cats lives! The Humane Society of Southern Arizona, Tucson, AZ.