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by John Bradshaw, Sarah Ellis (Author)

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  PPerkins | Mar 4, 2017 |
Contrary to myth, you can train your cat, helping
it become a more fulfilled, more sociable and more
happy animal
The idea of a trained cat seems a contradiction in terms. As
domestic pets, cats have evolved very differently from dogs:
naturally solitary, wary, easily threatened by newcomers,
they are attached to place rather than people, and much of
their 'antisocial' behaviour arises in situations where that
attachment is threatened. But, as cat experts Sarah Ellis and
John Bradshaw argue, such stress-induced behaviour can be
prevented, reduced, even eliminated, by training.
A comprehensive and engaging step-by-step guide, The
Trainable Cat will help you to help your cat negotiate the
complexities of everyday life: to enjoy living with humans -
including new babies and lively toddlers - and other pets; to
answer to their name; settle into a new home; and to
overcome the anxiety of a visit to the vet. You can train your
cat to do what is in its own best interests - even when its
instincts tell it otherwise. The result will be a cat that is easier
to manage, and a cat happy in its own well-being.
John Bradshaw is a biologist who founded and directs the
world-renowned Anthrozoology Institute, based at the
University of Bristol. He has been studying the behaviour of
domestic cats and their owners for over twenty-five years,
and is the author of, among others, the Sunday Times
Bestsellers In Defence of Dogs and Cat Sense.
As Feline Behaviour Specialist at charity International Cat
Care and Visiting Fellow in the School of Life Sciences,
University of Lincoln, Sarah Ellis specializes in the science and
psychology of companion animals. John and Sarah are onscreen experts for, among others, BBC2's Cat Watch.
  pakeurobooks | Oct 20, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0465050905, Hardcover)

Dog owners know that dogs can be trained, but the idea of training rarely crosses cat owners’ minds. But as bestselling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show, not only can cats be trained, but they absolutely should be to ensure a happy and healthy relationship between pet and owner.

Once we comprehend cats’ emotions and needs, we can train them to overcome their natural fears and anxieties. Full of training tips and exercises for nearly every scenario—from introducing your cat to a new baby to teaching cats to live alongside dogs to helping cats deal with visits to the vet—The Trainable Cat is an essential manual for cat owners everywhere.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:37:05 -0400)

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