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Expert Profile:
Marilyn Krieger, CCBC

Behavior Consultant


Welcome! I’m Marilyn Krieger, a practicing Certified Cat Behavior Consultant. I’m looking forward to answering your cat behavior questions every week. When e-mailing your question, please include the words "Cat Channel” in the subject line. Your question may also be used in CAT FANCY magazine. It is always important to rule out any possible medical issues that may be causing behavior challenges by taking your cat to a veterinarian.


Marilyn Krieger, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant known as The Cat Coach, is an internationally recognized and veterinarian-referred cat behavior specialist, offering both on-site and telephone consultation sessions. Marilyn helps resolve cat behavior issues using a combination of positive methods, including behavior modification, training, management and education. One of her goals is to educate people about cats and cat behavior in order to prevent cats from being surrendered to shelters and euthanized because of resolvable behavior challenges.

Marilyn owns The Cat Coach, LLC, a cat-behavior consulting business and is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), where she sits on the board of directors and co-chairs the Cat Division.

Her book Cat Fancy’s Naughty No More: Change Unwanted Behaviors Through Positive Reinforcement focuses on changing troublesome cat behavior through a combination of clicker training, management, education and other positive reinforcement methods. Marilyn is also a regular behavior columnist for CAT FANCY magazine.

In addition to consulting and writing, Marilyn teaches classes and lectures nationally on cat behavior. She utilizes her expertise as a cat behaviorist to answer cat-behavior calls on the Animal Behavior Help Line at the Peninsula Humane Society in San Mateo, Calif. She frequently guests on television and radio programs, providing valuable tips and insight on how to improve cat behavior. Recently, she was featured with her cats on Animal Planet's "Cats 101,” showcasing clicker training and talking about cat behavior.

Marilyn is also the coordinator for the California Bengal Cat Rescue, part of the Bengal Rescue Network. For more information about Marilyn and her cat-consulting services, click here.

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