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

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

by John Bradshaw, Sarah Ellis


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465093717
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 10/10/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 273,345
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

John Bradshaw is the foundation director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol and the author of the New York Times bestsellers Cat Sense and Dog Sense. He lives in Southampton, England.

Sarah Ellis is a feline behavior specialist at the charity International Cat Care and a visiting fellow at the University of Lincoln. She lives in Wiltshire, England.

Table of Contents

Sarah's Preface ix

John's Preface xiii

Conventions used in this book xv

Introduction: Why Train a Cat? 1

Chapter 1 How Cats Learn: And what you can do to make it easy for them 25

Chapter 2 Understanding Your Cat's Training Requirements 41

Chapter 3 Our Training Philosophy: Mastering the key skills 61

Chapter 4 How Cats Adapt to Living with an Alien Species (Us!) 93

Chapter 5 Cats and Other Cats 115

Chapter 6 Cats and Other Pets 141

Chapter 7 Cooped-up Cats 161

Chapter 8 Touch: Insult or indulgence? 181

Chapter 9 Flight, Fight or Freeze? Cats don't take kindly to stress (especially visits to the vet's) 205

Chapter 10 Cats at Large: The big outdoors 227

Chapter 11 Shredded Drapes and Bloody Corpses: The less appealing sides of cat behavior 257

Conclusion 289

Acknowledgments 297

Further Reading 299

Notes 301

Index 313

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