Tag Archives: Cats

Outwitting Cats: Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Persuading the Felines in Your Life That What YOU Want Is Also What THEY Want

Review “Since virtually all the problems that people have with their pets result not from the animals themselves but from their owners’ lack of information, this book could go a very long way toward mitigating that. People who live in cities or suburbs should be especially grateful for this book, which offers many possible remedies for the difficulties experienced by outdoor cats. I couldn’t think of a single question that wasn’t answered helpfully by this excellent book.” […]

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Cats on the Counter: Therapy and Training for Your Cat

From Booklist The high percentage of cats returned to animal shelters–or simply abandoned–can be attributed to behavior or soiling issues. With much passion, clinical psychologist and animal behaviorist Lachman and cowriter Mickadeit proclaim that there are no bad felines–and furthermore, that the kinds of solutions often used, from declawing to de-voicing, are truly unnecessary. In addition to specific and practical lessons in behavior modification to cure, say, spraying, they demythify such long-held beliefs as “cats always land […]

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Clicker Training for Clever Cats: Learning Can Be Fun!

There is a method of learning to which no mammal is impervious—not even cats. It is called “classical conditioning,” and is used in a very specific way as part of clicker training. Every click results in something positive for the cat: a treat, a cuddle, a favorite game. Because cats are intelligent, they quickly understand what kind of behavior gets them a click and a reward, and they will experiment in order to find out what else […]

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Getting Started: Clicker Training for Cats (Karen Pryor Clicker Books)

From Library Journal Behavioral biologist Pryor dispels the commonly held idea that cats can train their owners but cannot be trained themselves. The author of Don’t Shoot the Dog! is a leading authority on clicker training, a method based on operant conditioning that uses positive reinforcement and a “click” signal to shape useful or amusing behavior. Pryor illustrates how clicker training can be used to teach a cat to come when called, to sit up and beg, […]

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Tidy Cats Breeze Litter Box System

Its forward-thinking design divides and conquers with separate compartments for liquid and solid waste to control odor and make maintenance, well, a Breeze because your cats’ litter should be designed around your lifestyle, not the other way around. Breeze litter system uses specially-designed, cat-friendly Breeze litter pellets that are 99.9% dust free and anti-tracking. Breeze litter pellets allow urine to pass through to an odor controlling unit. The urine is quickly absorbed leaving solid waste on top […]

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