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Dog owners know that dogs can be trained, but the idea of training rarely crosses cat owners' minds. But as best-selling anthrozoologist John Bradshaw and cat expert Sarah Ellis show, not only can cats be trained, but they absolutely should be to ensure a happy and healthy relationship between pet and owner. Once we comprehend cats' emotions and needs, we can train them to overcome their natural fears and anxieties. Full of training tips and exercises for nearly every scenario - from introducing your cat to a new baby to teaching cats to live alongside dogs to helping cats deal with visits to the vet - The Trainable Cat is an essential manual for cat owners everywhere.

©2016 John Bradshaw and Sarah Ellis (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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A necessary read (or listening) if you have a cat or are planning on getting

A great resource on how to understand your cat and “speak” to them. This book is not about teaching your cat tricks but about communicating what behaviors are desirable to you - behaviors that will improve the life of your cat companion and keep them safe.

My only wish is that they delved a bit more into “clicker training.” The authors mention it when discussing marking a behavior but conclude that it is more advanced than they want to get for beginners.

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