Psycho Kitty: Understanding Your Cat's "Crazy" Behavior

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Overview

Meet evil Espresso, who likes to sink his teeth into houseguests; Hannah, who uses walls as scratching posts; and Spencer, who sneaks into showers. Armed with 20 years of experience as a certified cat expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett tackles these tough kitty cases and outlines behavioral techniques, including play therapy, territory adjustments, and positive reinforcement, to help readers turn their troubled tabbies into well-adjusted pussycats. A nationally known cat behavior consultant gets into the mind-set of ...
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Overview

Meet evil Espresso, who likes to sink his teeth into houseguests; Hannah, who uses walls as scratching posts; and Spencer, who sneaks into showers. Armed with 20 years of experience as a certified cat expert, Pam Johnson-Bennett tackles these tough kitty cases and outlines behavioral techniques, including play therapy, territory adjustments, and positive reinforcement, to help readers turn their troubled tabbies into well-adjusted pussycats. A nationally known cat behavior consultant gets into the mind-set of misunderstood felines, proving that even the "craziest" cats are trainable.

 Addresses litter box laments, clawing catastrophes, and more. Revised edition includes more than 35 new full-color photographs.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587613234
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 352,235
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 7.25 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

PAM JOHNSON-BENNETT is a certified animal behavior consultant who has served as the spokesperson for Friskies. She is also the resident cat behavior expert at Yahoo!, where she writes the Think Like a Cat column. She owns Cat Behavior Associates in Nashville, Tennessee.

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What is the hardest thing about writing a book?Making sure I disguised my clients' characteristics well enough so no one would get mad at me.If you were an animal, what would it be & why?Well, that's a no-brainer! I'd have to be a cat. They have life figured out—protect your turf, stay well-groomed, and always be on the lookout for food.Have you ever met a famous person?With my career, I've had many famous clients, especially in country music since I live in Nashville. I love cats because they don't discriminate. They don't care that their owners are famous. They pee on their sofas anyway!What is your favorite thing about being an author?Knowing that you can step into people's lives through your words and hopefully make a difference. 

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    I gleaned a few good points but on the whole not too noteworthy.

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