Mieshelle Nagelschneider

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Mieshelle Nagelschneider "The Cat Whisperer"
NationalityUnited States
OccupationAnimal behaviorist, author, pet product spokesperson
Websitewww.thecatbehaviorclinic.com www.catwhispererbook.com

Mieshelle Nagelschneider is an American cat behaviorist, author of the eponymously titled book The Cat Whisperer and founder of The Cat Behavior Clinic in Portland, Oregon.

Nagelschneider, dubbed "The Cat Whisperer", has catered to clients nationally and internationally, including actress Charlize Theron, 90's pin-ups the Barbi Twins and best-selling novelist Gwen Cooper.[1][2][circular reference]

Education and training[edit]

Nagelschneider was raised in Redmond, Oregon, and was a matriculated student in a comparative animal cognition program at Harvard University. She also studied animal psychology through Oxford University and animal behavior and animal welfare through the University of Edinburgh.[citation needed] She also worked in the veterinary health field prior to becoming a cat behavior consultant. Nagelschneider is a member of the Animal Behavior Society, The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals.

Nagelschneider accompanied Dr. Jordan Schaul to Central America to participate in census studies on wild cats. Their field work was featured in Modern Cat.[3][4][5]


With co-author Cameron Powell, Nagelschneider published the scholarly-cited cat behavior book The Cat Whisperer with a foreword by New York Times bestselling author, Gwen Cooper. Cooper was also a client of Nagelschneider's consulting firm, the Cat Behavior Clinic. Advanced praise for The Cat Whisperer (Penguin Random House), includes endorsements by John Fulton the host Animal Planet's Must Love Cats, Jordan Schaul (contributing editor to National Geographic Society) and Bob Tart (author of Kitty Cornered).[6][7][8][9][10]

Nagelschneider's cat behavior modification plan ("C.A.T.") is described in detail and her primary tool for addressing common domestic feline behavior problems.[11][12][13]

Nagelschneider contributes regularly to "Cat Whispering 101" and Pet360 where she also serves on their Feline Advisory Board. She is also a contributor to several national and international publications.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20]


Radio and television features[edit]

Nagelschneider has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including the Today Show, Australia's The Circle, Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet and Martha Stewart Living Radio.[21][22][23][24][25]

Print and digital press coverage[edit]

As an animal behavior specialist, Nagelschneider has commented or been referenced in The New York Times, New York Post, Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, USA Today, Real Simple, Salon, Cat Fancy, The Globe and Mail, The Animal Rescue Site, The New Republic, and others.[15][26][27][28][29]


Nagelschneider is the official spokesperson for Arm & Hammer cat products[30][31][32] and also served as the International Cat Behavior Expert for Whiskas cat food products.

Charity work[edit]

Nagelschneider is a strong proponent of helping cat-advocacy organizations and has recently endorsed the Paw Project, an anti-declawing program based in Los Angeles along with the LA-based Stray Cat Alliance, a rescue organization focused on the recovery and care of stray and feral cats.[33][34] She is also strongly committed to raising awareness for the plight of black cats, and helping those in need find loving homes despite the persistent stigma associated with them.

Together with Jackson Galaxy, Nagelschneider raises awareness for the plight of stray and feral cats around the world.[33]


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  2. ^ Gwen Cooper (author)#Homerâ.80™s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ https://moderncat.com/articles/big-little-cat-purrs%E2%80%8F/
  5. ^ http://www.animaltrainerdude.com
  6. ^ "National Geographic Society Newsroom".
  7. ^ https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/196413/the-cat-whisperer-by-mieshelle-nagelschneider/9780553807851/
  8. ^ "The Cat Whisperer(tm) Cat Behavior Book | the Cat Behavior Clinic".
  9. ^ "Book". 19 March 2012.
  10. ^ "The Truth About Lux the Attack Cat – Cat Wisdom 101: Everything Feline since 2011".
  11. ^ Soard, Lori. "Cat Whisperer Interview". Cats.lovetoknow.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  12. ^ "On Cats Behaving Badly And Convincing Them To Stop | Deep Roots MagazineDeep Roots Magazine". Deeprootsmag.org. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  13. ^ a b "PurrTopia.com". Aboutus.org. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  14. ^ "About Mieshelle Nagelschneider, Author of The Cat Whisperer – The Animal Rescue Site". Theanimalrescuesite.greatergood.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  15. ^ a b Schillinger, Liesl (2013-04-26). "The Year of the Cat". The New York Times. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  16. ^ "Why Cats Do What They Do – and How to Get Them to Do What You Want | Cat Whisperer Book". Catwhispererbook.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  17. ^ Fagen, Cynthia R. (2013-03-24). "Herding cats | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  18. ^ "The Cat Whisperer Book Just Released – Cats Finally Demystified – The Business Journals". Bizjournals.com. 2013-03-12. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  19. ^ "ethology | CATS IN THE BOOKS". Catunes.wordpress.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  20. ^ Lewak, Doree (2012-10-14). "Crazy sexy cat lady | New York Post". Nypost.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  21. ^ "Me-wow! Training tips for your feline – Video on". today.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  22. ^ "Interview on Australia's "The Circle" – Cat Behaviorist Mieshelle Nagelschneider". YouTube. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  23. ^ "The Cat Whisperer (Bonus interview) – Tooth and Claw – CBC Player". Cbc.ca. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  24. ^ "Meow Musings and Next Monday's Show – The Daily Wag – Pets – MarthaStewart.com". Dailywag.marthastewart.com. 2011-03-10. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  25. ^ "March 3, 2013: Everest Emergency, How to Train Your Cat, and More – News Watch". Newswatch.nationalgeographic.com. 2013-03-06. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  26. ^ "How to train a cat | Toronto Star". Thestar.com. 2013-03-13. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  27. ^ Peters, Sharon L. (2010-01-05). "Pet Talk: Cats can have finicky friendships, too. Just ask Gus". usatoday30.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  28. ^ "Cat fever goes viral in America, even beyond Internet – Lifestyle". The Boston Globe. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  29. ^ Stein, Perry (2012-03-01). "Mieshelle Nagelschneider". New Republic. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  30. ^ http://www.lecanadian.com/news/lifestyles/2013/11/25/541.html Archived 2013-12-16 at the Wayback Machine |archivedate=December 16, 2013 }}
  31. ^ "ARM & HAMMER® Cat Litter Deodorizer Powder". Armandhammerpets.ca. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  32. ^ [1][dead link]
  33. ^ a b "'Purrfect' Match: 'Cat Whisperer' Mieshelle Nagelschneider & 'Cat Daddy' Jackson Galaxy Join Forces for Stray Cat Alliance – News Watch". Newswatch.nationalgeographic.com. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  34. ^ "NKLA Adoption Weekend Saves Nearly 400 L.A. Shelter Pets". Topanga Messenger. 2013-11-28. Archived from the original on 2013-12-16. Retrieved 2014-02-28.