Feline Behavior Modification

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About Fetchers Behavior Modification

Understanding your cats primitive needs is the key to having a harmonious mutually beneficial relationship.

Fetchers Feline Behavior modification service is offered by Cat Behaviorist: Emmy Syversen at Fetchers in Fargo, ND. At Fetchers, our goal is to create a specific training plan that aligns with your cat’s primitive needs. We will use your goals and your cat’s personality and needs to create a training plan that will lead to combined success and harmony in the home. We follow training methods that include positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning, and desensitization. Additionally, we don't provide any corrective methods that involve pain or fear when addressing an issue. Not only does this method not work but it would cause the situation to escalate in severity. Our guidance is a gentle and enjoyable process for you and your cat to learn how to better fit into your shared world together. If it's anything cat related, we can help!

We have the knowledge and experience to manage, resolve, and prevent many types of cat behavior issues such as:

  • Aggression / Biting towards people or animals
  • Destructive behaviors
  • New pet introductions
  • Litter box issues
  • Excessive vocalization or scratching
  • Behaviors rooted from fear, anxiety, and stress
  • Inter-cat relationships
  • Kitten socialization… and more!

Free
Meet & Greet

  • Free 15 min consultation
  • Virtual or in person appointment at Fetchers
  • Discuss the problems and set your goals
  • Recommend which service best fits your needs
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Are you stuck feeling helpless or frustrated with your cats behaviors?

Our Behavior Modification services aim to help prevent rehoming and build a better understanding of feline behavior and psychology. Please choose us before considering rehoming!

Level 1 Support

For addressing one minor problem or general cat education.

$75

Includes

1 - 30 min virtual or in person consultation

Deals
  • What is ‘normal’ and what is not
  • Cat owner advice, such as where to place a litter box
  • Addressing a single issue such as furniture scratching, timidness, litter box issues, inconvenient night time activity, etc.
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case
  • One follow up email checking in.
  • If after a Level 1 service and within 3 weeks, you decide to choose a Level 3 or 4 service option, you will receive $25 off that next service

Terms
  • This Level 1 service is not for cat aggression, intercat relationship issues, or other complex scenarios.
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Level 2 Support

For a little more time explaining and addressing one or two minor problems, general cat education, and developing a customized plan.

$179

Includes

1 - 80 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Expanded cat owner advice, such as where to place a litter box, feeding, relationship building techniques and more
  • Introducing proactive behavior prevention advice
  • Addressing one or two issues such as furniture scratching, timidness, litter box issues, inconvenient night time activity, etc.
  • A customized plan for owners to execute without more verbal follow up
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case
  • One month of email support

Deals
  • If after a Level 2 service and within 3 weeks, you decide to choose a Level 3 or 4 service option, you will receive $25 off that next service.

Terms
  • This Level 2 service is not for cat aggression, intercat relationship issues, or other complex scenarios.
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Level 3 Support

A comprehensive thorough plan that will address a single cat with multiple, serious, or long term issues, aggression, or any scenario in which you would like a few follow ups meetings.

$385

Includes

1 - 80 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • What is ‘normal’ and what is not
  • Cat owner advice, such as where to place a litter box, feeding, interaction, bonding
  • Addressing multiple issues such as furniture scratching, timidness, litter box issues, inconvenient night time activity, excessive vocalization, + more
  • A customized plan for owners to execute with additional sessions for follow ups
  • Multiple proactive prevention tips expanded
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case

10-14 days later

1 - 40 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks

10-14 days later

1 - 40 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks
  • One month of email support after last session

Deals
  • If after a Level 3 service you would like additional 40 min sessions the cost will be discounted to $60/session

Terms
  • This Level 3 service is for any single cat scenario but is not for multiple cat scenarios no matter how docile a second cat is in the home. Additional sessions may be as-needed based on home, owner, cat, and other variables.
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Level 4 Support

A comprehensive thorough plan that will address multi-cat homes with multiple, serious, or long term issues, aggression, or any scenario in which you would like a few follow ups meetings.

$495

Includes

1 - 100 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • What is ‘normal’ and what is not
  • Multi-Cat education, social behaviors, and personality conflicts
  • Cat owner advice, such as where to place a litter box, feeding, interaction, bonding
  • A customized plan for owners to execute with additional sessions for follow ups
  • Multiple proactive prevention tips expanded
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case

10-14 days later

1 - 60 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks

10-14 days later

1 - 60 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks
  • Two months of email support after last session

Deals
  • If after a Level 4 service you would like additional 60 min sessions the cost will be discounted to $90/session

Terms
  • This Level 4 service is the most thorough service and available for any scenario. Additional sessions may be as-needed based on home, owner, cats, and other variables.
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New Adoption Planning

This service is for preparing an owner for a new kitten, rescue, or foster adoption scenario to set up your cat for success proactively

$385

Includes

1 - 80 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Cat items to purchase with links and pricing
  • Cat lifestyle routine optimization
  • Litter box training
  • Cat owner advice, such as where to place a litter box, feeding, interaction, bonding, prevention
  • What is ‘normal’ and what is not
  • A customized plan for owners to execute with additional sessions for follow ups
  • Includes an email summary of the session along with resources relevant to your case

3-5 days after adoption

1 - 40 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks

10-14 days later

1 - 40 minute virtual or in person session that covers:
  • Check in on progress, make adjustment / tweaks to the data received
  • Reviewing any video or photo footage
  • Revising modification plan and providing more homework for next 2-3 weeks
  • 2 months of email support after last session

Deals
  • If after a New Adoption service and within 3 weeks, you decide to choose a Level 3 or 4 service option, you will receive $25 off that next service.

Terms
  • This New Adoption service is not for cat owners with current cats or any issues, See level 3 for single cat or level 4 for multi cat.
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Additional Services and Options

Deals
  • New adoption kit - includes EVERYTHING you need to begin proper care for your new cat for the first 60+ days
  • Extra time overruns with Feline Behaviorist @$2.50/minute or otherwise noted in the service option
  • Email Support $1.00/minute or otherwise noted in the service option
  • Boarding and other Cattery Services
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Hello, I am Emmy,

the feline behaviorist here at Fetchers. I have been around cats my entire life. Growing up, my family mostly had farm cats, but we did have one indoor cat named Bailey. He was a black and white Domestic Shorthair. He used to hiss and swat at us kids when we would walk by and it honestly scared younger me. As I got older, I learned to understand that he wasn't just doing that to be mean, but he was uncomfortable and he was trying to tell us. He was one of the reasons why I decided to become a feline behaviorist; I know that he isn't the only cat who is misunderstood by their family.


I currently have 3 cats, 2 horses, and a dog of my own. I have two Domestic Shorthairs named Beaker and Dorothy, and a Scottish Fold named Sophia. My horses are Stitch, a first generation AQHA Appendix, and Jumba, a Quarter Horse/Appaloosa cross. Colt, my dog, is a Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. Between Fetchers and my little zoo at home, I can always stay busy!

As a feline behaviorist, my goal is to help owners and their cats reach a harmonious lifestyle. Unfortunately, when someone is having an issue with their cat, the easy fix for them may be to rehome their cat or give them to a shelter. Through the programs Fetchers offers, I want to help owners get to know their cat and educate them on why their cat is acting the way they are and fix it.

I am currently a supporting member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). I continue my feline behaviorist education by taking classes through the IAABC and reading books.
 
Something that I want all cat owners to know is that there are no overnight, miracle fixes. Changing a cat's behavior requires time, effort, and consistency. Through positive reinforcement, counter-conditioning, and desensitization, I am able to help you and your cat reach your goals.
When I brought home my second cat, Gully, I was nervous to introduce him to my current cat, Woody. I wasn’t sure where to start so I reached out to Emmy for help. She helped me walk through the process step by step to ensure that they were introduced correctly. I wanted to start off on the right foot and she helped me and my cats succeed!
Maggie S and her two cats, Gully and Woody
I have had my cat for 4 years, ever since she was a kitten. She suddenly started to go outside of the litter box. I was at a loss and didn’t want to get rid of her. Emmy helped me figure out why she wasn’t using her litter box and how to get her back to using it again! She saved my relationship with my cat!
Katie C and her cat Bella