A fully revised and updated edition of the bestselling feline behavior bible written by CWA member Pam Johnson-Bennett, nominee in the 2015 CWA Communication Contest with winners announced at the 22nd Annual CWA Awards Banquet taking place at the BlogPaws 2016 conference.
Think it’s impossible to train your cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you’ll be amazed at just how easy it is.
Whether you’re a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet little kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose behavior is driving you crazy, nationally acclaimed feline behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett helps you understand what makes your cat tick – as well as meow, scratch, and purr. Yes, you can learn to understand our cat. No, cats are not always aloof. No, they do not ruin furniture out of spite and intentionally do things to annoy you. Most often, these and many other feline fallacies are the result of a communication breakdown… between you and your cat.
In this comprehensive book, Johnson-Bennett helps you understand the instincts that often determine feline behaviors, both positive and negative. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, Johnson-Bennett teaches proven methods that allow you to address the destructive behaviors in ways acceptable to both you and your cat – and help you build a great relationship in the process.
More than just a behavior book, Think Like a Cat is also an authoritative resource for cat owners of all stripes. Topics range from where to get a cat to selecting a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious medical problems; from choosing a scratching post your cat can’t resist to secrets for avoiding litter box problems.