A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat
Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis
Publisher: Basic Books
A New York Times Bestseller "I have to hand it to Bradshaw and Ellis: Once you suss out their basic cat-training philosophy, their methods totally work." --Slate We often assume that cats can't be trained, and don't need to be. But in The Trainable Cat, bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show that cats absolutely must be trained in order to enrich the bond between pet and owner. Full of training tips and exercises--from introducing your cat to a new baby to helping them deal with visits to the vet--The Trainable Cat is the essential cat bible for cat owners and lovers. "I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works."--Times (UK)
How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
Cats have been popular household pets for thousands of years, and their numbers only continue to rise. Today there are three cats for every dog on the planet, and yet cats remain more mysterious, even to their most adoring owners. Unlike dogs, cats evolved as solitary hunters, and, while many have learned to live alongside humans and even feel affection for us, they still don’t quite “get us” the way dogs do, and perhaps they never will. But cats have rich emotional lives that we need to respect and understand if they are to thrive in our company. In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel the myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat’s evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have been living together for at least eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. Cats still have three out of four paws firmly planted in the wild, and within only a few generations can easily revert back to the independent way of life that was the exclusive preserve of their predecessors some 10,000 years ago. Cats are astonishingly flexible, and given the right environment they can adapt to a life of domesticity with their owners—but to continue do so, they will increasingly need our help. If we’re to live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks: understanding their body language, keeping their environments—however small—sufficiently interesting, and becoming more proactive in managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats. A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets’ lives—and ours.
Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer
Author: Gregory Popovich
A professional cat trainer provides insight into cat behavior, explains the best way to ensure a new cat will not cause trouble down the road, and shows readers how to teach their cats tricks, in a book that instructs readers how to train their cats to: stop clawing the furniture, stop begging for food, and much more. Original.
Author: Sheila Webster Boneham
Here is the comprehensive guide that every future and current cat owner needs to see their pet through a healthy and happy life. Includes information on finding the right cat, training, health care, nutrition, exercise, grooming, breeding (or not), travelling and boarding cats, and caring for the elderly or ageing cat. Includes an 8-page color insert. Author is an award-winning pet writer. Resources include registries and organizations, national breed clubs, rescure organizations, supplies and equipment, and suggested books, magazines, and internet sites.
Author: John W. S. Bradshaw,Rachel A. Casey,Sarah L. Brown
The behaviour of domesticated animals is a subject of great importance to students of animal behaviour and veterinary medicine, as well as interested pet owners. This new edition of the 1992 book fully updates the original chapters with new research from the past two decades, while also including two new chapters covering behavioural disorders due to pathologies and from misdirected natural behaviour. " Fully updated throughout" New chapters" Written by well-renowned feline behaviour expertsThe book aims to present a readable overview of the behaviour of the domestic cat, adopting both a mechanistic and functional approach. The first half of the book is mainly concerned with physiological, developmental and psychological aspects; this includes chapters on domestication, the development of the senses, learning, communication and feeding behaviour. To provide a comprehensive resource on the subject, the second half of the book looks at social behaviour, hunting and predation, cat-human interactions and welfare. Also essential reading for cat breeders and researchers of domestic animal behaviour, this new textbook is the quintessential source of cat behaviour information.
The Definitive Step By Step Guide to Training Your Cat Positively, With Minimal Effort
Author: Robert Meadows
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Have you ever wondered what your cat is thinking or trying to tell you in his language? For many of us, cat language feels foreign, difficult to understand, and even harder to decipher. We all know about the effects that an untrained cat can have on our stress levels and wallet. Proper training and care can make it easy to raise a well-behaved and loving companion. More often than not, cats can have tricky to solve behavior problems that can easily escalate with time. Due to their nature, cats can sometimes seem unpredictable and apparently less inclined to cooperate with us. Here's some of what you can expect to learn inside the pages of this book: Learn what triggers bad behaviors and what training mistakes to avoid so you can accelerate the learning process. Understanding what your cat is trying to tell you in his language and completely eliminate guesswork. How to potty train your cat so that he doesn't turn your entire house into his own litter box. How to make older cats accept new members of the family without any unwanted behaviors. Learn how short or long training sessions should be based on your cat's age. This is very important! Proper training can have a lot of good benefits on the health and stress levels of your beloved companion. Your cat will thank you for it. The best moment to start with cat training is right now. Don't let those bad habits continue to sink in! What are you waiting for? Bad behaviors and habits can be tricky to revert the more you let your kitten get away with them. Start training your cat the PROPER way today by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!
How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss
Author: Pam Johnson-Bennett
America's favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated and revised. "The queen of cat behavior" - Steve Dale, author of My Pet World Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you'll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems. A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship. From the Trade Paperback edition.
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
Author: Amy D. Shojai
Publisher: *Howell Book House
An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet is the series to turn to when you want a basic reference that's reliable, up-to-date, and complete. These guides feature: Expert authors, plus renowned guest contributors on specialized topics Full-color photos throughout Basic information on the breed, species, or topic Complete coverage of care, health, grooming, training, and more Tips and techniques to make life with a pet more rewarding
Living Nine Lives to the Fullest
Author: Laura J. Moss
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate—and unexpected—guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing—yes, cats who love water. When animal writer and active hiker Laura Moss couldn’t find an online resource for hitting the trail with her cat, she created one. AdventureCats.org took off like wildfire, with attention from Wired, the Huffington Post, Outside magazine, BuzzFeed, and much more. Now, the book Adventure Cats—a collection of jaw-dropping photographs, inspiring stories of real-life cats, and all the how-to a cat owner needs—will take readers and their cats well beyond the backyard. Learn how to leash-train a cat. What to do if you encounter wildlife on the trail. Plus, winter safety tips, and how to bring a little bit of the outdoors to an indoor cat. The stories themselves are catnip for animal lovers, from Nanakuli, the one-eyed cat who hangs ten; to Georgie, a four-year-old gray tabby who lives on a sailboat; to Quandary, who not only insists on hiking with her family but also teaches them a valuable lesson: When you follow your cat’s natural tendency to wander, you experience the outdoors at a slower, richer pace. This book will delight every cat person, regardless of whether their pet is inclined to adventure. (Take the quiz at the beginning of the book to find out!)
The Science and Secrets of Our Mysterious Feline Companions
Author: Thomas McNamee
Publisher: Hachette Books
Our feline companions are much-loved but often mysterious. In The Inner Life of Cats, Thomas McNamee blends scientific reportage with engaging, illustrative anecdotes about his own beloved cat, Augusta, to explore and illuminate the secrets and enigmas of her kind. As it begins, The Inner Life of Cats follows the development of the young Augusta while simultaneously explaining the basics of a kitten's physiological and psychological development. As the narrative progresses, McNamee also charts cats' evolution, explores a feral cat colony in Rome, tells the story of Augusta's life and adventures, and consults with behavioral experts, animal activists, and researchers, who will help readers more fully understand cats. McNamee shows that with deeper knowledge of cats' developmental phases and individual idiosyncrasies, we can do a better job of guiding cats' maturation and improving the quality of their lives. Readers' relationships with their feline friends will be happier and more harmonious because of this book.
How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You A Better Friend to Your Pet
Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
Dogs have been mankind's faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither--and our misunderstanding has put them in serious crisis. What dogs really need is a spokesperson, someone who will assert their specific needs. Renowned anthrozoologist Dr. John Bradshaw has made a career of studying human-animal interactions, and in Dog Sense he uses the latest scientific research to show how humans can live in harmony with--not just dominion over-- their four-legged friends. From explaining why positive reinforcement is a more effective (and less damaging) way to control dogs' behavior than punishment to demonstrating the importance of weighing a dog's unique personality against stereotypes about its breed, Bradshaw offers extraordinary insight into the question of how we really ought to treat our dogs.
Author: Ilona Rodan,Sarah Heath
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Learn to manage the physical and psychological well-being of your feline patients with Feline Behavioral Medicine: Prevention and Treatment. From house soiling problems to aggression, this all-new reference offers detailed guidance on assessing, treating, and preventing the full spectrum of feline behavioral problems. Material is organized by both topic and life stage for quick access to the information you need. Plus its incorporation of patient education materials, instructive images, and the latest AAFP guidelines, makes it an invaluable addition to any vet clinician's library. "This book ... will undoubtedly become THE reference in that very specific field." Reviewed by: Fabienne Dethioux on behalf of Royal Canin: Vets Today, January 2016 UNIQUE! Focus on the prevention of behavior problems is found throughout the majority of the book to show clinicians how to incorporate behavioral considerations into general practice. Comprehensive, holistic care fusing the physical and psychological well-being of feline patients serves as a foundation for all content. International team of expert contributors provides in-depth, authoritative guidance using the most up-to-date information available. Updated information on preventive advice and treatment recommendations follows the guidelines set forth by the AAFP. Client handouts and behavior questionnaires in the book help vets clearly communicate with clients about their cat's behavior.
Author: Miriam Fields-Babineau
Publisher: TFH Publications Inc
Provides instructions on training a cat to perform simple tricks, including sitting up, retrieving, and walking on a leash.
The Ultimate Guide to Life with Your Cat
Author: Jackson Galaxy
This comprehensive cat care guide from the star of the hit Animal Planet show "My Cat from Hell," Jackson Galaxy, shows us how to eliminate feline behavioral problems by understanding cats' instinctive behavior. Cat Mojo is the confidence that cats exhibit when they are at ease in their environment and in touch with their natural instincts--to hunt, catch, kill, eat, groom, and sleep. Problems such as litter box avoidance and aggression arise when cats lack this confidence. Jackson Galaxy's number one piece of advice to his clients is to help their cats harness their mojo. This book is his most comprehensive guide yet to cat behavior and basic cat care, rooted in understanding cats better. From getting kittens off to the right start socially, to taking care of cats in their senior years, and everything in between, this book addresses the head-to-toe physical and emotional needs of cats--whether related to grooming, nutrition, play, or stress-free trips to the vet.
Author: Amy Shojai
Publisher: Furry Muse Publications
UPDATED and EXPANDED CONTENT Including 27 New Cute Kitten Pictures! COMPLETE KITTEN CARE is your go-to guide for kittens information on kittens health, new kitten care, and buying a kitten or adopting a stray or shelter kitten for your family. You'll learn all the latest about raising a cat of your dreams, introducing a new kitten to the rest of your family, and enjoy the award winning cute kitten pictures. Nationally known pet authority Amy Shojai has updated her award-winning book with the latest cat behavior information and kitten care research, including new cat vaccinations guidelines, animal behavior advice, cat language tips and more. This veritable "Kitten101" is packed with all the must-know facts about cats and kitten facts including: * Choosing a kitten * Best kittens for adoption * Kitten breeds and buying kittens * How to train a kitten * Understand kitten behavior * Fixing and preventing common kitten problems * Toilet training cats and litter training kittens * How to stop kitten biting and cat hissing * Understand cat communication, cat body language and cat purrs * Cat breed guide with care considerations and kitty personality types * introducing a kitten to a cat * introducing a kitten to a dog * Kittens food considerations * Grooming a cat or kitten * Kitten vaccinations * Kitten parasites and cat worms * Kitten spay and neuter * Cat legends, myths, and fun facts Plus a myriad of UPDATED kitten and cat supply resources: the best kitten Websites, cat associations and feline clubs, animal welfare organizations and feline foundations, recommended cat books and kitten magazines, online kitten and cat products sources
How Pets Make Us Human
Author: John Bradshaw
Publisher: Basic Books
The bestselling author of Dog Sense and Cat Sense explains why living with animals has always been a fundamental aspect of being human Pets have never been more popular. Over half of American households share their home with either a cat or a dog, and many contain both. This is a huge change from only a century ago, when the majority of domestic cats and dogs were working animals, keeping rodents at bay, guarding property, herding sheep. Nowadays, most are valued solely for the companionship they provide. As mankind becomes progressively more urban and detached from nature, we seem to be clinging to the animals that served us well in the past. In The Animals Among Us, anthrozoologist John Bradshaw argues that pet-keeping is nothing less than an intrinsic part of human nature. An affinity for animals drove our evolution and now, without animals around us, we risk losing an essential part of ourselves.
How to Train a Cat, Solve Cat Behavior Problems and Teach Your Cat Tricks.
Author: Pamela Anne Moore
The relationship between humans and their cats is a beautiful, complex and at times, a frustrating one. Cats, by their very nature, are independent creatures. If they want to do something they will just go ahead and do it. Here is where, for you the poor owner, things can get frustrating. You see, many of the things that your cat wants to do, you definitely won't want it to do. Scratching, both people and furniture, fighting, jumping up and refusing to use the litter tray are just a few of those frustrations. But training your cat to be well behaved is possible. In fact it's not just possible, with the right knowledge, some patience and a bit of persistence, training your cat is easy! Inside this book you will learn simple techniques to correct the cat behavior issues mentioned above, but also many, many more. Dealing with aggressive behavior. Cats Vs cats. Cats Vs dogs. Protecting your - and your neighbor's plants. Understanding your cat. Using a cat flap. Essential differences between indoor and outdoor cats. Clicker training. Using a litter tray. Scratching furniture. Jumping up. You will also discover how to Teach your cat to walk on a leash. Come to you when called. Perform simple tricks. Get the most out of playtime. The best cat toys that your cat will love. Cat Training is Easy!, will guide you from the very basics of cat training, through to the advanced techniques used by professional animal trainers, all in a simple to understand and easy to read format. If you already own a cat or are thinking of getting a cat you really need this book. It will be your best friend, your mentor and your go-to guide when it comes to dealing with your unruly cat.
The Friendly Boot Camp for Your Imperfect Pet
Author: Kim Houston
Simple, structured and effective, this 21-day course will prevent problem behaviour and, over subsequent days, encourage positive interaction, so that your cat continues to behave well. Exercises are given for each day in the training plan, with reinforcement of the previous day's learning scheduled in, as well as time for relaxation and play with your cat. The first section helps you to assess your key concerns so that you can tailor the programme to fit your needs, while a 'quick fix' section after the main training plan providing you with 50 speedy solutions to common problems, such as damaging furniture or unsociable behaviour towards strangers. Easy to fit in around your life, with this book you are just 21 training days away from the perfect cat.
Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want
Author: Mieshelle Nagelschneider
Who says you can’t train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, one of America’s most popular cat behaviorists comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere, providing practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable—from litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond. Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider has been helping people deal with these dilemmas for two decades, achieving a near-perfect success rate. Central to her approach is a keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world—their need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey. Her proven C.A.T. cat behavior modification plan is a commonsense course of action that can be specifically tailored to your cat in the context of its behavior problems and its particular household environment. Easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives. Inside you’ll discover • how to harness the power of “friendly pheromones” to improve your cat’s appetite, exploration, grooming, and play • where, when, and how to create a litter box environment that will provide ease of access and reduce anxiety for you and your cat • how to end aggression in multiple-cat households and help your cats coexist peacefully Is it impossible to train a cat? Not anymore! Your days of yelling and tearing your hair out in the wake of the latest household “cat-astrophe” are over. In this fascinating and indispensable book, the Cat Whisperer takes you inside the mind of a feline to explain why members of one of the world’s most inscrutable species act the way they do—and how you can convince them to change their behaviors for the sake of your peace of mind . . . and theirs. Praise for The Cat Whisperer “I wish I had read The Cat Whisperer before I started filming Must Love Cats. The cats would have liked me a lot more.”—John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats “Mieshelle Nagelschneider is a wizard at demystifying cat behavior and providing easy-to-follow steps for solving vexing problems. I dog-eared (or should I say cat-eared) so many pages for later reference that my book doesn’t want to close. Living with six demanding cats in a small house, I wish I’d had this excellent guide years ago.”—Bob Tarte, author of Kitty Cornered, Enslaved by Ducks, and Foul Weather “The reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle Nagelschneider explains the behavior of the house cat in an unprecedented and most accessible way, offering unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.”—Jordan Carlton Schaul, Ph.D., contributing editor, National Geographic, and curator, Orange County Zoo “Pet owners despairing of getting their cats to behave will find new hope in this comprehensive guide. . . . This book more than meets Nagelschneider’s goal of guiding owners to the strategies for behavioral and environmental change needed to address issues such as urination outside the litter box and aggressiveness.”—Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.