Book Review – The Real Deal
I’ve read a lot of cat books in my time, many written by cat owners, cat specialists, cat behaviorists and even Veterinarians but I have never encountered a better, more genuinely informative and
usable book as “Think Like A Cat” – How to raise a well-adjusted cat-not a sour puss.
Written by world renowned cat behaviorist Pam Johnson-Bennett, the book covers literally everything on raising cats from choosing a cat to loosing a cat and all the topics between, all covered in detail and depth. There is not an ounce of fluff or nonsense in this book. I could cite from any of the 18 well written chapters for an example of sound advice and good information so I selected at random the following from Chapter 5, House Rules:
“Training. What a misunderstood word. For many owners, the very word conjures up an image of a behavioral tug-of-war between owner and pet. I want you to rethink your definition of the word
training to include your responsibility to understand what your cat is actually telling you by her behavior. Also, training means communicating with your cat in a language she understands. Stop looking at her as a pet in need of training and get inside her head. How can you combine your training expectations as an owner with her daily needs as a cat? Get on her level physically, emotionally, and mentally in order to map out an effective training plan.”
The chapter goes on to offer advice and information on
to train – what techniques to use to actually succeed at achieving your desired results while satisfying her natural needs and instincts. You can purchase Think Like A Cat