Like A Cat: How to Raise a Well-Adjusted Cat--Not a Sour Puss by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Think it's impossible to train a cat? Think again! Yes, you can learn
to understand your cat. No, cats are not always aloof. No, they don't
ruin furniture out of spite. Most often feline "misbehavior"
is the result of owners not understanding their cat's needs. In this comprehensive
book that takes readers through every step of cat ownership, Pam Johnson-Bennett
helps you understand the instincts that determine feline behavior, positive
on the Counter : Therapy and Training for Your Cat by Frank Mickadeit, Larry, Dr Lachman
Cats are wonderful companions, but when they misbehave it can be challenging,
if not outright difficult, to successfully treat the behavior problem
in order to restore feline harmony to the home once again. In Cats on
the Counter Dr. Larry Lachman uses his unique approaches, borrowed from
human therapy, to analyze what makes kitty tick, and what happens when
his behavior gets out of control. Using a case-by-case format, behaviorist
Lachman and journalist Frank Mickadeit deal with common problems such
as clawing furniture, refusing to use the litterbox or spray marking in
the house, fussy eating, and fighting with other cats. Cats on the Counter
is filled with fascinating stories, excellent advice, and empathy for
both misbehaving pets and their long-suffering people.
Cat Who Cried for Help : Attitudes, Emotions, and the Psychology of Cats by Nicholas Dodman Dr. Nicholas Dodman, professor of behavioral pharmacology at Tufts
University School of Veterinary Medicine and director of the Behavior
Clinic, turns his attention to our feline friends and their mysterious
minds in The Cat Who Cried for Help. In this groundbreaking book, Dr.
Nicholas Dodman does for feline psychology what he did for canines in
his widely acclaimed The Dog Who Loved Too Much. Here he reveals the fascinating,
and often frustrating, mind of one of our most popular--and certainly
most independent--animal companions, and shows how we can coexist peacefully
with even the stubbornest of cats.
With Your Cat by J. Anne Helgren
An expert in feline physiology and behavior offers cat owners an approach
to understanding their cats so that they can train them effectively. She
discusses ways to interpret a cat's body and vocal language, and presents
an overview of feline learning patterns. She also points out how cats
respond to efforts at behavior modification. The book is filled with instructive
Cat I.Q. Test by Melissa Miller
From the author of The Dog I.Q. Test comes an ingenious method to test
the intelligence and social skills of cats and to find out how owners
measure up. Do you have a feline Einstein, or is your cat blissfully ignorant?
And how well has your cat trained you? The book is packed with humorous
anecdotes, unforgettable stories, and fascinating historical facts while
offering new insights into the purrfect owner-cat relationship. Illustrations
and Tell: True Stories from the Files of a Cat Shrink by Pam Johnson-Bennett
Meet Mambo, the cat who attacks his owner, but only on Sundays, and Bonsai,
the cat whose dislike for the new boyfriend becomes very embarrassing.
What secret does Freddie know about his owner's new wife? In this offbeat
and illuminating book, feline behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett, takes you
on the wildest house calls of her career. These stories-each of which
unfolds like a mystery-will help owners better understand the ever fascinating
cat psyche. Following on the success of her comprehensive book, Think
Like a Cat, Johnson-Bennett sheds light on the communication breakdowns
between cats and their humans.
Cats : Their History, Nature, and Behavior by Roger K. Tabor
This is a beautifully illustrated, intelligent, straightforward book that
contains just about everything you ever wanted to know about cats. It
avoids the cuteness of many cat books, dealing instead with serious issues
of conservation of wild cats and expressing the author's special fondness
for mixed breed cats (or, as he calls them, "Moggies"), because,
he maintains, they are the purest breed of cat and closest in genetics
and behavior to wild cats. (Mercifully, Roger Tabor avoids the annoying
affectation of using the pronoun "she" in referrence to all
cats.) The historical information on how cats become our domestic pets
is particularly fascinating, and the health advice and care instructions
for cats are right on target and quite useful.
Does My Cat...?
by Sarah Heath, Russell Jones (Illustrator)
This guide to what motivates feline behavior answers such questions as
"Why does my cat eat the plants?" and "Why does my cat
walk on the paper I am reading?" Offering a wealth of practical advice
on ways of dealing with unacceptable behavior, this book explains instincts
that may be accountable for erratic and troublesome behavior. Informative
and full of insights into the minds of cats, these solutions provide ways
to create a healthy and loving relationship between cats and the humans
who share their homes with them.