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  • Published: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141979328
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

The Trainable Cat

How to Make Life Happier for You and Your Cat




Contrary to myth, you can train your cat, helping it become a more fulfilled, more sociable and more happy animal.

'Amazing' Guardian

From the on-screen experts for BBC2's Cat Watch, and based on their groundbreaking research - this is the ultimate guide to making your cat a happier, more sociable animal.

The idea of a trained cat is a contradiction in terms, isn't it? Naturally solitary, wary, easily threatened by newcomers, they are attached to place rather than people, and much of their 'antisocial' behaviour arises in situations where that attachment is threatened. But, as cat experts Sarah Ellis and John Bradshaw argue, such stress-induced behaviour can be prevented, reduced, even eliminated, by training.
A comprehensive and engaging step-by-step guide, The Trainable Cat will help you to help your cat negotiate the complexities of everyday life: to enjoy living with humans - including new babies and lively toddlers - and other pets; to answer to their name; settle into a new home; and to overcome the anxiety of a visit to the vet. You can train your cat to do what is in its own best interests - even when its instincts tell it otherwise.
'I doubt you'll find a more well-informed or scientific book on cats that better shows you how feline thinking works' The Times

  • Published: 18 April 2017
  • ISBN: 9780141979328
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $24.99

About the authors

John Bradshaw

John Bradshaw is a biologist who founded and directs the world-renowned Anthrozoology Institute, based at the University of Bristol. He has been studying the behaviour of domestic dogs and their owners for over 25 years, and is the author of many scientific articles, research papers and reviews, which have not only shed new light on the dog's abilities and needs, but have also changed the way that dogs are understood and cared for all over the world.

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