Good Cats, Bad Habits: The Complete A To Z Guide For When Your Cat Misbehaves

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Who says you can’t teach your cat how to behave? You may love your cat, but it can often appear as though you will just have to live with him scratching your furniture, suddenly jumping on the kitchen counter, hissing at your friends, and leaving cat hair all over the bed. Right?

It needn’t be this way.  Cats can be trained to behave better.  In fact, many of your cat’s behaviors—both good and bad—have ...

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Overview

Who says you can’t teach your cat how to behave? You may love your cat, but it can often appear as though you will just have to live with him scratching your furniture, suddenly jumping on the kitchen counter, hissing at your friends, and leaving cat hair all over the bed. Right?

It needn’t be this way.  Cats can be trained to behave better.  In fact, many of your cat’s behaviors—both good and bad—have been learned in your household, even though you probably don’t realize it.  After all, doesn’t your cat come running every time you use the can opener?  Good Dogs, Bad Habits provides the knowledge and essential training tools necessary to help your cat learn civilized manners, including:

  • How to stop your cat from scattering and tracking litter box filler
  • What to do if your cat is shy, nervous, or overly excitable
  • How to control your cat’s weight in a healthy manner
  • How to stop your cat from eating or attacking houseplants
  • How to introduce a kitten or other cats to a baby

Filled with practical advice and insights into cat psychology, Good Cats, Bad Habits is a must-have compendium for all cat lovers, especially those who are presently a little frustrated with their feline friend.  He’ll soon change his naughty ways and become top cat once again. 

Even the most precious of cats has bad habits that can frustrate or anger the most loving of owners. Now a celebrated cat trainer helps owners take control of their feline friends, offering straightforward, on-the-spot techniques that will eliminate a cat's bad behavior--not just for the moment but forever. 15 line drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780684811130
  • Publisher: Touchstone
  • Publication date: 12/29/1995
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,003,975
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Rhea is a judge for The International Cat Association (TICA) and the editor of TICA Trend, a magazine for cat breeders and exhibitors.  A cat trainer for more than ten years, she lives in Seattle, Washington.

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