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- Print Length: 172 pages
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- Publisher: Tribune Media Services (December 19, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 19, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006OBH2WI
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- Lending: Enabled
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More About the Author
Dale writes two weekly syndicated columns for Tribune Media Services (TMS). He's also a contributing editor at USA Weekend, a columnist for Cat Fancy and thecatchannell.com, and a ChicagoNow blogger. Recently, Dale published his first series of eBooks, including "Good Dog! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions" and "Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions," for the ePublishing division of TMS.
Dale also hosts two nationally syndicated radio shows, "Steve Dale's Pet World" and "The Pet Minute"--together these shows air on more than 100 radio stations--and a weekly WGN radio podcast. He's appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "National Geographic Explorer," "Pets: Part of the Family," and several Animal Planet television programs.
Dale serves on the boards of the CATalyst Council (where he is a founding member), Winn Feline Foundation, Tree House Humane Society (Chicago), and the American Humane Association, where he's a National Ambassador. Among his many honors, Dale has received the AVMA Humane Award and the HSUS Pets for Life Award. In 2012, he will be the youngest person ever inducted into the Dog Writers Hall of Fame.
Top Customer Reviews
Many of these "problems" in this book are just cats being cats - but, to an owner who has no idea of what is going on, or how it can be solved, these problems can send a cat into the shelter, with, in too many cases, a visit to the stainless steel table, and then a final trip out the back door. It's sad to think that people can think that they have offended their cat by what they "said" to the cat -- when in almost all instance, the cat is just responding to stimuli that us mere humans would not even notice. It is also sad to note that some people inadvertantly allow their cats to suffer pain and illness by not realizing that there could be a physical problem to a cat's behavior. The helpful tips in this book can easily remedy that problem by suggesting a visit to the vet.
A thorough index up front, and great web refernces and additional resources at the back, round out this exceptional book.
This book CAN EASILY save a cat's life, and is a MUST for ANYONE who is about to adopt a cat, or who already has a cat or two.
Dale's book is based on his radio show investigations of cat behavior as it affects those who listen to him requesting any help they can get. The chapters delineate the approach Dale takes in not only coping with but (really!) altering cat behavior: the chapters are Training your Kitten: Practice makes Perfect; Adoption is a wonderful Option; It's possible to train cats, more possible they will train you; Let's Party - Play is every cat's Passion; Timid Tabbies; Feline Fears -Scaredy Cats can be Retrained; Cats and Dogs - are they mortal enemies?; Avoiding those Cat Fights; Mad Cat Fever - Why is my cat attacking me?; Scratching in all the Right Places; The Litter Box; Fastidious Felines, Habits, Compulsions; and Cats Have Senior Moments, Too. It is easy to tell that this book is rich with humor - some of it only cat lover's will understand at first reading. Dale has some fine introductions by famous people and a lot of cute photographs, but the real joy of this book is the amount of insight he gives us in trying to outsmart our cats. Grady Harp, January 12
Author Steve Dale explains what people get out of kitten socialization classes and hundreds of other things on domestic cats. He succinctly cites authoritative literature on the subject and quotes certified cat behavior consultants and other related professionals.
Mostly the format is Q&A based on true accounts. Some advice is common-sense such as getting a 2nd cat to improve the behavior of the 1st cat. Some is more advanced, including cat agility training. Experience and research show that cats have great capacity to acquire new behaviors through interspecies communication.
This is a fun and easy book to read. It helped me understand how cats fit into families and benefit others.
Written by Simon Teakettle III (Terzo)
Those who contributed to the book are obviously passionate about educating cat owners in order that more cats will be saved from extermination because of 'bad' habits which are often the result of ignorance on the part of their owners.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I picked this book up because I'm interested in cats and have an older cat at home. I was surprised at how much I learned. Read morePublished 16 months ago by AB
I thought this book was great. I learned so much from reading it. I have so many pages bookmarked! I have 3 cats and this book was very informative and helpful. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Sumsmom
I haven't read it completely, but used it as a reference when I have had behavioral problems with my cat family. Found it useful.Published 22 months ago by Linda Gavitt
I have this book on my Kindle Fire and I started reading and could not put it down. It is so interesting and full of good ideas about training a cat. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Joann N. Robinson
I read this in one sitting, and enjoyed it. Certain themes come across repeatedly: getting your cat checked out by a vet, having enough clean litter boxes, rotating toys, clicker... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jacqui Coosner
The book was practical and useful but repetitive. Cat Wrangling Made Easy: Maintaining Peace and Sanity in Your Multicat Home was a better resource.Published on April 19, 2013 by Dana Fields
the book is really good about telling you what Not to do and what to do. How to train your cat and you should never use your hand or fingers when playing or they will always attack... Read morePublished on September 20, 2012 by Nancy M. Daves
Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions by Steve Dale, award-winning cat columnist, is a wonderful collection of just what the title states. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Marci Kladnik