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Winner of a 2001 Award of Excellence from the Cat Writers Association of America, this easy-to-read beginner's guide is attracting attention from pet owners and professionals alike. The Behavior Clinic at Tufts University School of Veterinary prescribes it for cat-owning clients, especially those with behavior problems. The book is also required reading for cat owners at Purdue University Veterinary School's behavior clinic, and is being recommended and offered to cat adopters at many animal shelters.
Karen Pryor's newest book describes exactly how you can use clicker training with your own cat. You'll learn how to teach your cat-
- to come when called
- to play without biting or scratching
- to stay off the table
- to get along with dogs
- to walk on a leash
- to do play cat games do and cute tricks-all for a click and a treat.
Along the way you'll meet several of Karen's own cats, and learn how clicker training helped this behavioral scientist come to understand the biological basis for many of the mystifying aspects of cat behavior, from their finickyness about food to their apparently sudden changes of mood.
What readers are saying about Clicker Training for Cats
"A fascinating read," says horse behaviorist Alexandra Kurland, "especially the section on clicker training aggressive dogs to be nice to cats."
Wendy Jeffries, owner of the Clicker Cat internet list, writes "For a cat, clicker training is like email! It's easy, relaxing, inspiring, and they learn something. Who could refuse them this little joy in life? You can get a lot accomplished if you simply do a little clicking every time you prepare a meal for the cat-five or ten rewards goes very quickly. It's quicker with the clicker."
Peggy Tillman, author of Clicking with your Dog, writes "This book is a great resource for me, as I often work with people who have both cats and dogs. I think reading books about both animals helps people understand clicker training faster." Trainer Donna Duford says "Dog owners love this book; clicking a cat is a wonderful way to understand.