University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Pam Johnson-Bennett

Pam Johnson-Bennett is a certified cat behavior consultant and the best-selling author of 10 books, including the brand new release, "Catwise: America's Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions." Pam’s best-selling book, “Think Like a Cat,” changed the way cat owners view cat training and has been referred to as the “cat bible” by veterinarians, shelters, behavior professionals and cat owners world-wide. Her book, “Cat vs. Cat,” was the first of its kind to address the unique needs of households with multiple cats.

Pam Johnson-Bennett hosted the Nat Geo Wild/Animal Planet show “Psycho Kitty,” which aired in the UK and Canada. With a career that spans over 30 years, she is considered a pioneer in the field of cat behavior consulting and her books have been used as texts for professional behavior and shelter training.

Pam is a former vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is the founder and former chair of the IAABC Cat Division. She was on the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training and the AHA’s forum on cat health and welfare. She was the cat behavior columnist for Cats magazine, Yahoo, Catster, Cat Channel, iVillage and many others. She has received numerous awards, including the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award and the IAABC Cat Division Award.

When she’s not on the road, Pam does a limited number of private consultations through her company in Nashville, Cat Behavior Associates.

Pam lives in Nashville with her husband, two children, a rescue cat and a rescue dog.

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Scheduled events:
Feline Science and Cat Facts
Your favorite feline may seem unfathomable, but these three pet behavior experts will put you cat-wise.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nicholas Dodman, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Thomas McNamee
Moderator: Karen Hollish
Cats vs. Dogs
Pet owners often define themselves as “dog people” or “cat people,” but are they really so different? A group of animal experts examine feline foibles, canine characteristics, and the traits that make us love them so.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laura Coffey, Maria Goodavage, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Thomas McNamee
Moderator: Mary Holden

"Catwise: America's Favorite Cat Expert Answers Your Cat Behavior Questions"
Penguin Books
October 2016
ISBN 9780143129561
Paperback, 352 pages
$18.00, INSTORE
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Top feline behavior expert (and author of Penguin's bestselling "Think Like a Cat "and "Cat vs. More/less

"Think Like a Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss"
Penguin Books
September 2016
ISBN 9780143119791
Paperback, 416 pages
$19.00, INSTORE
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A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling feline behavior bible. There are approximately eighty-five million cats owned as pets in the United States alone. More/less

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Tucson Medical Center

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Brucker Trust
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