The Trainable Cat

How to Make Life Happier for You and Your Cat

Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014197933X

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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'Amazing' Guardian From the on-screen experts for BBC2's Cat Watch, and based on their groundbreaking research - this is the ultimate guide to making your cat a happier, more sociable animal. The idea of a trained cat is a contradiction in terms, isn't it? 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. 'I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works' The Times
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Toilet Train Your Cat, Plain and Simple

An Incredible, Practical, Foolproof Guide to #1 and #2

Author: Clifford Brooks

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510707263

Category: Pets

Page: 129

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A groundbreaking practical guide to teaching your cat how to use a toilet bowl. Teach your cat the coolest trick in the book—literally! Toilet Train Your Cat, Plain and Simple is your guide to getting rid of the litter box and learning to share the throne with Queen Mittens. Author Clifford Brooks has successfully trained all of his cats to use the toilet and wants to share his tips with you. This book will help you do just that with features such as: Step-by-step instructions on gradually training your cat to use a toilet Helpful tips from an experienced cat owner Clever, sophisticated illustrations Unlike other kitty-training manuals with far-fetched promises, Brooks takes a realistic approach, advising readers to have patience and suggesting useful items to purchase or have on hand throughout the training process. His humorous tone makes this guide as fun to read as its end results are rewarding. Cat owners everywhere should read this book. Just imagine: you’ll never scoop poop again.
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Clinician's Guide to Treating Companion Animal Issues

Addressing Human-Animal Interaction

Author: Lori R. Kogan,Christopher Blazina

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128129638

Category: Psychology

Page: 594

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Clinician’s Guide to Treating Animal Companion Issues: Addressing Human-Animal Interaction is the first of its kind—a groundbreaking resource for mental health professionals who want the knowledge, skills and awareness to successfully work with pet-owning clients. The book trains clinicians across multiple disciplines to feel more comfortable and confident addressing companion-related issues—both when those issues are the primary reason for seeking therapy or a critical component in better understanding client needs. The book uses current human-animal interactions theories as a foundation to explore pet-related issues utilizing behavioral, cognitive behavioral, family systems, humanistic and contemporary psychodynamic therapeutic orientations. Users will find sections on the many issues that arise during the lifespan of pet owners (e.g., children, young adults, elderly), as well as issues pertinent to specific populations (e.g., men, homeless, ethnically diverse). Additional topics include the violence link, pet death and bereavement, and behavioral issues. As the first book to approach human-animal interactions (HAI) from a multi-theoretical perspective, it helps clinicians appropriately acknowledge and incorporate relevant HAI issues within therapy to achieve goals. Provides practical information for immediate use in practice Focuses on common issues relating to companion animals Addresses bereavement, attachment, behavior, and more Includes interactive readings, case studies and therapeutic exercises Contains multiple theoretical orientations (behavioral, cognitive behavioral, family systems, humanistic and psychodynamic approaches)
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