The Trainable Cat

A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat

Author: John Bradshaw,Sarah Ellis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465096492

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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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)
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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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