- File Size: 512 KB
- Print Length: 172 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tribune Media Services (December 19, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 19, 2011
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006OBH2WI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #762,619 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Good Cat! Practical Answers to Behavior Questions Kindle Edition
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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
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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 on June 17, 2014 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 on April 18, 2014 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 on March 12, 2014 by Joann N. Robinson
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
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