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Cat Be Good: A Foolproof Guide for the Complete Care and Training of Your Cat

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You can train your cat! With this comprehensive book, you'll learn a commonsense, humane approach to the care and training of your favorite feline friend.

Cat Be Good provides all of the information you'll need to train a healthy, happy cat without negative reinforcement . With Cat Be Good on your ...

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Overview

You can train your cat! With this comprehensive book, you'll learn a commonsense, humane approach to the care and training of your favorite feline friend.

Cat Be Good provides all of the information you'll need to train a healthy, happy cat without negative reinforcement . With Cat Be Good on your bookshelf, you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about your cat, such as how to:

  • Administer proper rewards and reprimands
  • Solve hairball problems
  • Teach your cat to use the scratching post
  • Teach your cat to come when called
  • Teach your cat to stay in the yard
  • Deal with shy cats

Cat Be Good also dispels cattraining myths that just don't work, including why:

  • Using a squirt bottle doesn't stop bad behavior
  • Saying "no" in the same sentence as a cat's name is a "nono"
  • Declawing a cat can end up costing more

With helpful hints, informative sidebars, and an easytouse format, Cat Be Good is the only reference you need to get the most out of your relationship with your beloved pet.

Annie Bruce is a member of the Cat Writer's Association. She has owned and trained cats for 43 years. She has consulted with more than 500 cat owners about various cattraining issues. She is an Animal Radio Network personality and also a volunteer at local animal shelters.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593374112
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
Part 1 Cat Basics 1
Introduction 3
1 The Truth About Cats 5
2 Safety 10
3 Adoption 17
4 The Newcomer 29
5 Fix 'em Good! 34
6 Change Happens 37
7 Litter Boxes Etc. 46
8 Lost and Found 56
9 Neighbors 61
10 Cat Beds 67
Part 2 Cat Life 71
11 Scratching Posts, Exercise, and Play 73
12 Diet 86
13 Hands-On Experience 100
14 Hair and Nails 104
15 Doctor, Doctor! 111
16 Administering Treatments 117
17 Yucky Stuff 121
Part 3 Cat Behavior 127
18 Basic Training 129
19 Outside/Inside 138
20 Aggression 153
21 Litter Box Blues 162
22 Miscellaneous Problems 179
Part 4 Aging 191
23 Growing Old and Saying Goodbye 193
Appendix 199
Declawing Drawbacks 201
Cute Cat Tricks 214
Cat Maintenance Schedule 217
Cat Advocacy 220
Donations Needed 228
Products and Resources 231
Index 247
Poem 252
About the Author 254
Condensed Version of Cat Be Good 255
Important Facts About Declawed Cats 256
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