Psycho Kitty is the show where the world’s #1 cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett and her co-host, Chris Duchaine, show cat owners how to do the previously unthinkable: TAME THEIR CATS! Pam’s ground-breaking methods in cat training have made her the ‘Queen of Cat Behaviour’. She’s has shared her knowledge in a best selling books that have won her devoted fans across America and around the world. Meet Lukey. This cat has a voracious appetite for his owner’s hoodies and fights with his sister, Cali, everyday. Or how about Seamus? He’s so scared of his carrier that he poops the second he’s put into it. In each episode, Pam comes to the aid of worried and concerned owners of out-of-control felines. She delves into the feline mind to bring about changes in behavior that their owners could only dream of previously. Pam methods bring about huge changes within these unhappy and fur-flying households and our cameras are there to capture everything. There’s a ‘tough love’ component for the owners too as Pam trains them to view the world not from the vantage point of a human but from the cat’s level ten inches off the ground. If you needed to scratch your claws and could see only drapes and furniture, which would you use?
Pam Johnson-Bennett is a Certified Cat Behavior Consultant and best-selling author of seven books on cat behavior and training, including Think Like a Cat (Penguin Putnam), the book experts consider the cat bible. She also wrote the ground-breaking book Cat vs. Cat (Penguin Putnam), which was the first of its kind to address multicat household issues. She has won numerous awards for her work, including the Winn Feline Foundation Award.
Pam is one of the most well-known experts on cat behavior and a pioneer in the field of cat behavior consulting. She is the former vice-president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is the founder and former longtime chair of the IAABC Cat Division. She was a member of the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training and currently serves on the Advisory Board for Tree House Humane Society. Pam is also one of the 30 top experts exclusively invited to participate in the American Humane Association’s Cat Health & Welfare Forum. Previously, she was the national spokesperson for the Friskies Shelter Program that awarded grants to 10 in-need shelters in the United States. Along with country superstar, Leann Rimes, she unveiled to national media a state-of-the-art cageless shelter at Northshore Animal League. Pam was a member of the Friskies Dream Team, along with celebrity designer Frank Beilec and the Today Show’s Lou Mandredini, charged with designing the Ultimate Cat Habitat that was presented to national media. She toured nationally with Friskies, doing live shows and numerous television appearances.
Pam was the behavior expert for Cats Magazine, The Daily Cat, Catster, Cat Channel, Kittens USA, Yahoo, Shine and iVillage. She has also been a frequent expert contributor to WebVet.
When her schedule allows, Pam does private in-home and Skype behavior consultations through her company, Cat Behavior Associates, located in Nashville, TN. Pam lives in Nashville with her husband, two children, a rescued Bengal cat, a rescued Sheltie and three trained goldfish.
You can reach Pam through her website, www.catbehaviorassociates.com.
Chris is from Vancouver, B.C. Lucky for him he grew up with cats but considers himself to be a lover of all animals. He enjoys travelling, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, and scuba diving, but loves nothing more than being at home with his wife, his friends, and his family when he has some downtime. In addition to his television work he is also a voice on local radio. When he’s not on the airwaves, he’s assisting Pam and helping cat-owners who are at the ends of their tethers with their troubled pets.