Jessica Char is experienced with positive reinforcement training protocols. Used around the world to train everything from pets to zoo animals, animal actors to service animals, these techniques are modern and humane. She has completed extensive coursework in behavior modification and learning theory. Most recently she completed the Cat Behavior and Retention course through the Humane Society of the United States. Jessica spent the last 4 years working with cats in a large animal shelter. Cats in shelters are in one of the most stressful of situations possible. With these homeless felines, she learned to manage fear and aggression and modify challenging behavior so the cats could find their forever homes. She worked closely with adopters to solve behavior challenges once the cats and kittens were in their new homes.
These experiences emphasized the need for more ways for cat owners to find relief from their cat’s behavior problems. Feline Engineering is one of those resources.
Jessica is a member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is a Certified Fear Free Animal Trainer. She also offers training and behavior modification for dogs through Canine Engineering.
How You’ll Benefit
In all of her consulting services, Jessica applies positive-reinforcement methods to improve the lives of cats and the lives of their owners. Before transitioning to being a trainer, she earned two degrees in engineering. This gives her a unique perspective on problem-solving which is pragmatic and solution driven. She strives to always balance the small details that can mean success or failure with the big picture goal: achieving a happier life with your cat.
Ready to start that happier life? Schedule a consult today.
When not working, Jessica enjoys trying to teach every animal she meets to do a “high five” and training her rabbit, Dewey, who makes her a better trainer by never making it easy. She started her business in San Jose, California, but now lives in Boulder, Colorado.