Cat Behaviour Problems

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Clare Hemington has worked in the field of cat behaviour for fifteen years. She is an accredited Cat Behaviourist and respected member of the COAPE Association of Pet Behaviourists and Trainers.


Clare believes that understanding cat behaviour is key to their overall welfare. Through consultation and education her aim is to share information with owners that enables them to give their cat a life that is as happy as it possibly can be.


Clare also writes about Cat Behaviour for Your Cat Magazine and for the Happy Cat Site.  You will also find lots of information about cat behaviour on Clare’s blog The Curious Cat.

Clare conducts cat behaviour consultations in Kent at a charge of £225 plus travel expenses. This includes a 3-4 hour home visit, an in-depth report containing a tailored behaviour modification programme, a period of follow-up support and all liaison with your vet.

By visiting you in your home Clare will be able to assess at first hand your cats environment; his/her relationships and interactions with your other cats and with the members of the household, as well as the available cat resources. She will also be able to find out more about your cat’s temperament, background and medical history. All this information will help Clare to establish possible motivations for the behaviour and create strategies to address it. You can read client reviews here.

For those of you located outside of Kent, here are links to the to the four main UK Behaviourist associations from which you will be able to find a fully accredited behaviourist who will be able to offer help:

Clare is also available for consultations via Zoom/Skype, phone and email. This type of consultation is usually more suited to those owners seeking more general advice on subjects such as:

  • Cats that scratch furniture

  • Introducing cats for the first time

  • How to introduce a cat and dog

  • Advice on buying a cat or kitten

  • Kitten care

  • What to do if you have a missing cat

  • Wandering cats

  • Advice relating to stray and feral cats

  • Rehoming cats

  • General environmental enrichment

These Consultations are charged at £75 and last approximately 1 hour. Any follow-up is charged at £25 for each subsequent thirty-minute consultation.  Email consultations are charged at £25 for each email containing in-depth advice. There may be an additional charge for clients outside of the UK to cover any transaction and currency conversion fees.  Please email for further information.

However, the majority of cat behaviour issues will require a Behaviourist to visit you in your home.