Cat Behaviourist

Dealing with Cat Behaviour Problems?

Is your cat driving you crazy? A cat behaviourist can help!

You’re in the right place! Catology is a premium-service cat behaviourist, here to help owners all over Australia who are serious about solving their cat behaviour issues.

If you’re reading this, it means your cat is causing you a bit (or a lot) of frustration or worry, and you’re considering a cat behaviourist.

Let me tell you something… I already like you. The fact you’ve landing on this page and even just thinking about a cat behaviourist, demonstrates that you’re a caring and committed cat guardian. You’re my type of people.

Hi, I'm Chris, your expert cat behaviourist!

If you’re like most of my clients, you’ve probably already tried ‘solutions’ found on the internet or advice from other, well-meaning cat owners.

The fact is though, that most of the advice these days is outdated, incorrect, or even dangerous. Let’s be honest, you wouldn’t be here if the advice you were given had worked!

If you’re dealing with cat behaviour problems, a session with a cat behaviourist is a good idea. Keep reading to find out more.

As a cat behaviourist, I help with problems such as:

Sam Jensen
Sam Jensen
16/11/2023
Chris was amazing! I'm so glad we found his services. He was so knowledgable about feline history and behaviour, we really enjoyed talking with him about our precious fur baby, and have really enjoyed the improvements in behaviour from our cat since our appoinment with Chris.
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08/10/2023
Chris provided me with excellent tips and advice on helping our new rescue cat settle into our new place who had been dealing with inappropriate urination issues. We were at our wits’ end trawling through all the information on the internet without much success. However, with Chris, working with me and giving me tailored advice, we were able to come up with some strategies to help stop this issue which were very effective and the issue has been eliminated. Thank you Chris!
Cathie Archer
Cathie Archer
21/06/2023
We highly recommend Chris and are so grateful for his guidance and support. Chris has a wealth of knowledge regarding cat behaviour and is also very kind and compassionate in his manner and is easy to talk to. We introduced a new cat to our family (8 year old male who had been in foster care and lived with other cats) and the following months weren't going so smoothly with our new boy showing aggression to our existing cat (14 year old female). Chris' book along with his face time session really helped get us on the right path and make some adjustments, and we now have a harmonious home. Thank you again Chris, the relief we are feeling is immense.
Karen Meyer
Karen Meyer
05/05/2023
Our consultation with Chris was a real eye opener. Our furbaby Master Winnie had been trying to play rough with us on and off for a couple of years, grabbing our legs and having a nip and we hadn’t been able to stop him. We had spoken to our vet who suggest drugs but we really wanted to try other options before we went down that path. I saw a recommendation for Chris on a cat rescue site and decided to give him a try. We got so much from the consultation including a way better understanding of cat behaviour. The two hour consultation seemed to fly by but Chris followed up with a very detailed email covering everything we discussed along with an ebook. We immediately started to implement his suggestions and were absolutely amazed at the change in Winnie. I highly recommend Chris he has certainly helped us and given us a much happier cat.
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Teleah V
14/04/2023
I can’t thank Chris enough for helping me understand my cat Ziggy. We are her 4th home and my husband wanted to rehome her again as her toileting habits were ruining our brand new carpet. I felt that was the last thing she needed and turned to Chris as my last hope. His knowledge and caring guidance helped us settle her and helped us understand the signs she was giving us that she was scared or anxious. 6months from our meeting with Chris she has settled and is starting to show affection and relax in our company. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Chris to anyone who is struggling with behavioural issues! You not only have Ziggy from being rehomed again but helped our household fall in love with this beautiful girl!
Karen Young
Karen Young
13/04/2023
A very huge thank you to Chris for his amazing knowledge of cats and their behaviour. After one consultation, and implementing the changes that Chris recommended, We no longer have sleepless nights waking to a puddle of cat pee in our bed. Great service, great advice, great follow up service. Happy cats = Happy life!
Mark Hobson
Mark Hobson
22/03/2023
Chris was extremely helpful, easy to talk with and was the help we had been looking for with our multi cat home. Would definitely recommend. Jamie and Mark
Mandy Turner
Mandy Turner
01/02/2023
What an angel Chris has been. I was at my wits end when Smudge peed all over my apartment, and he offered advice that completely fixed this issue within days. She's also happier with a few lifestyle changes here and there too, which has also made this cat mum happy. Chris really knows his stuff and I really believe he was a cat in a previous life! He gets into their minds and then explains in clear english what their issue may be, and then follows up a number of times after the initial call to make sure everything is traveling well. Worth his weight in gold!
DJ Sierra Jane
DJ Sierra Jane
30/11/2022
Chris was absolutely amazing. He is knowledgeable and really knows his stuff. After going through each of our cats personalities, preferences and then the problem via a Zoom meeting he broke everything down and came up with some fantastic solutions for us. He made everything simple and really explained new processes well. He is very friendly and just an all around awesome human being - we will definitely be recommending Chris and if you are thinking of booking him, don't wait, do it! Best decision we have made - thank you so much Chris!
Sue Rees
Sue Rees
24/10/2022
Using Zoom, Chris was able to see first-hand their environment and the dynamic between my pets. With his advice and some small changes at home I was able to correct the situation and create harmony between my cats in a short amount of time. Chris is very knowledgeable, approachable and offers great advice and wonderful support. I would highly recommend Catology and Dr Chris O'Neil.

What you get with a Catology behaviour package:

I’m looking forward to helping you bring harmony back to your home

ONLINE CONSULTATIONS

My consultations are online, via video-call (Zoom or Facetime). Online is much better for the cat(s), who often feel uncomfortable with a new person in the house, causing unnecessary stress.  It allows me to help cat owners all over Australia at the click of a button! It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a cat behaviourist in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, or anywhere in Australia, I can help.

PREMIUM ADVICE

Not only do I have six years of experience helping cat owners like you, but I have qualifications from the highly-regarded Companion Animal Sciences Institute. I am also a member of the IAABC and the AABP, both organisations committed to professionalism and expertise within the animal behaviour industry.

CUSTOMISED APPROACH

I believe that each cat is unique and deserves an individualised approach.  Each behaviour problem can have vastly different causes, which is why alot of the information you find on the internet simply doesn’t work – for your situation. I develop a tailored behaviour modification plan, followed up with 8 weeks support.

What's involved in a consultation with a cat behaviourist?

Once you’ve booked, you’ll be emailed a questionnaire to fill out and submit before the consultation.

Depending on the consultation you choose, it will go for between 1 and 3 hours. In the session, I will go though:

  • A full assessment of the behavioural issue
  • A full assessment of the cat’s environment/territory, routine and relationships.
  • An explanation of the cause of the behaviour
My suggestions to solve the issue

After the consultation, I will follow up with a detailed Behaviour Solution Plan, and keep in touch over the next 8 or so weeks to give the behaviour the best chance of resolving.

Book a cat behaviour package with me

Cat Behaviour Session

$600 $350 (one time fee)

40% OFF UNTIL END OCTOBER 2024

90 – 120 minutes session

Note: Payment will be requested after the consultation. Visa, Mastercard, Afterpay and Direct Deposit accepted. 

I have very happy clients!

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"I've been having behavioural problems with my 3 cats for 8 months now & had tried everything from medication to a cat whisperer. Chris has been the only one who has been able to help me!"

- Natasha Menzies, WA

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"Not only does he understand cats, he understands their humans. If you have an unhappy cat, I would, without a doubt, recommend speaking to Chris"

- Amanda, NSW

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"Chris was a miracle worker - very professional and thorough. We were so happy with the result and would recommend him and definitely engage his services again."

- Michael and Claire, QLD

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"I've been having behavioural problems with my 3 cats for 8 months now & had tried everything from medication to a cat whisperer. Chris has been the only one who has been able to help me!"

- Natasha Menzies, WA

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"Not only does he understand cats, he understands their humans. If you have an unhappy cat, I would, without a doubt, recommend speaking to Chris"

- Amanda, NSW

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"Chris was a miracle worker - very professional and thorough. We were so happy with the result and would recommend him and definitely engage his services again."

- Michael and Claire, QLD

Have a question? Send me a message.

    I am a proud member of both the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals, and the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants.

    AABP

    If you’re a cat guardian looking for a cat behaviourist in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or elsewhere in Australia (or the world) don’t be shy – reach out and book or send me a message!

    FAQs

    A cat behaviourist (sometimes called cat psychologists or cat whisperers) is an expert in cat behaviour, and has pursued a career in helping cat owners with their cat behaviour problems.  Unfortunately, the cat (and animal) behaviour industry is largely unregulated, and anybody can call themselves a cat behaviourist and take your money.  As a consumer, please do yourself a favour and check that your cat behaviourist has (1) experience, (2) qualifications, and (3) testimonials from previous clients.  I’ve unfortunately had to help several cat owners fix behaviours worsened by people masquerading as cat experts. 

    A true cat behaviourist will provide evidence-based solutions, rather than attempting to actually directly ‘communicate’ with your cat on a language and cognitive-based level. 

    Absolutely.  The magic of the internet has made it easy for you to get help if you’re looking for a cat behaviourist in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, or anywhere on Earth.  Given that my consultations are online via Zoom, Facetime or Skype, I can help you anywhere in Australia or the world with an internet connection.  In fact, most of my clients are in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  I even have clients in USA and Europe reach out to me for help.

    I live in north QLD, Australia, though I can help out anywhere with an internet connection (most of my clients are in the capital cities). In my experience, I’ve found that video conferences are just simply much better when it comes to cats. Not only does it mean you don’t need to have a stranger in your house, but it also means that your cat doesn’t get stressed.

    The majority of clients use either Facetime, Zoom or Skype, but I’m happy to work with whatever is easiest for you. Ideally you would be using a smartphone, tablet or laptop so you can show me around the territory (I can often understand more about the problem in a 5 minute house tour than in 2 hours of questions)!

    Just let me know and I’ll do my best to accommodate. I only offer 4 consultations per week as I work on other content to help cat guardians (I have a membership club, daily newsletter, fortnightly column, blog for other companies, and write behaviour guides and other things). If your issue is urgent, let me know and I’ll see if I can fit you in.

    When working in animal behaviour, it’s impossible to absolutely guarantee a positive outcome.  There are factor which may be outside our control which can hinder or prevent a completely successful outcome.  Though I have an excellent track record, and only work with clients who are able and willing to make the changes necessary for the best possible outcome.

    To ensure we give it the best possible chance, I don’t put limits on my support period, like other cat behaviourists.  Others will give you a defined support period of a few weeks, and ask that you pay for extra support after.  My philosophy is that we are a team until the issue is fixed (which may require vet assistance if medical intervention is required) or it can’t be due to factors outside our control. 

    Lastly, my methods and strategies are deeply rooted in behavioural science and ethology, giving the situation the best possible chance of being resolved.

    With my philosophy of treating clients’ cat behaviour issues as a ‘team project’ rather than just a consultation, I’ve found that I can only have a certain number of clients in order to provide the premium, quality service and support they need.  15 seems to be the sweet spot.

    I’m here to help. Email me at [email protected] or call me on 0416681066.