As you know, I have my human trained to give me treats when I show her certain paw signals, such as High Five, Shake Hands and such. But did you know that human training for cats is much more than mere parlor games and treats? What if your humans had to evacuate suddenly because of some disaster and they couldn’t get you in your carrier? And wouldn’t it be great if claw trimming wasn’t such a chore? How about just being able to live more easily with your family members, both two and four-legged?
The Trainable Cat is all about you and your human developing awesome life skills. It gives your human the tools to look at you, the feline, in a clearer, more logical (to kitties) manner. It shows humans how to work with natural cat behavior to make regular tasks like trips to the vet, being groomed, and going on car trips so much easier for us cats. It’s the type of instruction manual that humans living with kitties have needed for a long time.
The book’s two authors are as expert as humans can get without being cats. John Bradshaw’s name may be familiar — he wrote Cat Sense. He is also the foundation director of the Anthrozoology Institute at the University of Bristol. Sarah Ellis is a feline behavior specialist at International Cat Care. Together they have developed ways for humans to work with us cats based on our natural emotions and behavior — and when humans do that, miracles can happen!
The thing I like best about The Trainable Cat is that you and your human work together as a team, kind of like the way my human and I work together. On top of gaining some great kitty life skills, your relationship with your human will grow closer and more intimate. You can’t get more rewarding than that!
I was going to pose in this carrier to show that I’m not scared of it, and then Binga photo bombed me (what a surprise). But you know what? That proves that cat carriers don’t scare her either! Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t feel like running and hiding when one of these comes out? That can happen if your human reads and uses the information in The Trainable Cat — plus so much more!
And want to hear something even cooler? I have a copy to give away to a U.S. reader! All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post saying you want to enter, and I’ll randomly pick one name on October 10. Good luck!
Links to The Trainable Cat and Cat Sense on Amazon are affiliate links, so if you make a purchase by clicking through, I will get a small commission. I received a galley copy of the book for review purposes.