- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; Fourth edition (March 5, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553807854
- ISBN-13: 978-0553807851
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 218 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #133,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cat Whisperer: Why Cats Do What They Do--and How to Get Them to Do What You Want Hardcover – March 5, 2013
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As one of the nation’s leading cat behaviorists, Nagelschneider provides excellent information on feline behavior and the effects of changes in the feline environment. She wrote the book that she felt cat owners need, as well as the one she always wanted to read. Starting with the basic tenet of “no punishment, no reprimand,” the author then defines her C.A.T. plan: Cease the unwanted behavior (make the behavior or its location less attractive); Attract the cat to a desirable behavior, location, or time (redirecting the behavior); and Transform the territory (change specific physical properties). One of her main pieces of advice for any training or retraining of cats is to go very slowly, at the cat’s preferred pace. Using the author’s methods, readers learn how to successfully introduce (or reintroduce) cats, curb feline aggression, retrain cats who eliminate outside their litter boxes, reduce excessive meowing, stop destructive behaviors (like scratching furniture), and curb compulsive behaviors. Full of “think like a cat” advice, Nagelschneider’s work will make for happier human-feline households. --Nancy Bent
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“I wish I had read The Cat Whisperer before I started filming Must Love Cats. The cats would have liked me a lot more.”—John Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats
“Mieshelle Nagelschneider is a wizard at demystifying cat behavior and providing easy-to-follow steps for solving vexing problems. I dog-eared (or should I say cat-eared) so many pages for later reference that my book doesn’t want to close. Living with six demanding cats in a small house, I wish I’d had this excellent guide years ago.”—Bob Tarte, author of Kitty Cornered, Enslaved by Ducks, and Foul Weather
“The reason people are so mesmerized by house cats is because they are truly miniature versions of lions, tigers, and leopards. In her book The Cat Whisperer, Mieshelle Nagelschneider explains the behavior of the house cat in an unprecedented and most accessible way, offering unique insight into the often misunderstood companion animal that is as wild as we have become civilized.”—Jordan Carlton Schaul, Ph.D., contributing editor, National Geographic, and curator, Orange County Zoo
“Pet owners despairing of getting their cats to behave will find new hope in this comprehensive guide. . . . This book more than meets Nagelschneider’s goal of guiding owners to the strategies for behavioral and environmental change needed to address issues such as urination outside the litter box and aggressiveness.”—Publishers Weekly
“Nagelschneider provides excellent information. . . . Full of ‘think like a cat’ advice, Nagelschneider’s work will make for happier human-feline households.”—Booklist
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I had two cats that are 5 yrs. old and brought a new cat into the house.
She is only 1 year old. They are all girls and have all been spaded. I don't know if she wants to play or fight. She is quite the aggressor.
I bought some FELIWAY and used it. It has some pheromone in it which she recommends that you use. It has helped some but not as much as I would like. I have a large family room that has 16 feet ceilings and I think that may have something to do with it. I also have a sitting room that has regular ceilings in it and I have put another one in that room.
I also do the sock thing where you rub it on the cats that have been in the house then you rub it on the new cat. I think that has worked. I have done other things that she has recommended.