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Learn to speak your cat's language—practical tips and compassionate training tools for owners
Have you ever wondered what your cat is trying to tell you? Understanding Cat Behavior will give you deeper insight as to why your cat does what it does—and what you can do to manage its behavior. This complete guide is packed with information and compassionate training techniques that can help you improve your relationship with your four-legged friend through a comprehensive understanding of feline behavior.
From communication to playing, grooming, feeding, and beyond, you'll find helpful knowledge about cat behavior at all stages of life, from kittens to seniors and all the wonderful years in between. Here's everything you need to know to become the best cat parent you can be!
Understanding Cat Behavior includes:
- Behavioral basics—Explore information about typical cat behavior by age, sex, and breed, as well as historical context on their evolution and domestication.
- Training tricks—From teaching basic commands (high five, come along, up/down, etc.) to tackling problematic cat behavior (aggression, anxiety/fear, attention-seeking, etc.), you'll find a wealth of humane training tools.
- Multi-cat methods—Discover practical pointers for multi-cat households, including how to introduce a new cat, keep the peace between cats and other animals, and more.
Get to know your cat better with Understanding Cat Behavior.
About the Author
BETH PASEK is the owner of Finicky Cat Sitting and Behavior, LLC, a multi-year award-winning pet sitting and animal behavior company for both cats and dogs. She is also a supporting member of both the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants–Cat Division and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care.
“An essential part of any cat owner's library, Understanding Cat Behavior teaches us all how to better speak to and understand our cats. It breaks down the basics of cat behavior in simple terms anyone can understand.” —Alice Toriello, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
“Beth takes us on a fun, practical, and insightful journey to the center of your cat's mind. Your cats would tell you this themselves, but then they would have to kill you.” —Michael Nappier, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners
“Beth really brings the connection regarding cat grooming full circle for cat owners. She delves deep on how to make the grooming experience for the cat and owner one of relationship-building and bonding. Her whole approach throughout Understanding Cat Behavior is one of compassion and care from the cat's perspective.” —Kim Raisanen, President of Professional Cat Groomers Association of America
“Too often, we view cat care as topping off the food, refreshing water, and scooping litter boxes even in the realm of professional pet care. There is a group of cat-specific professionals, Beth being one of them, who are leading the way in changing the way we view cat care and ownership. In Understanding Cat Behavior, Beth does a phenomenal job of helping us common folk understand ‘how to speak meow.’ She answers many stereotypical questions cat owners have, helping us understand the science in plain speak while providing practical approaches/solutions to the situations and scenarios every cat owner finds themselves in. You will find this read enlightening and educational sans all the heady talk that keeps the rest of us away from similar books. I highly recommend this book to any feline owner.” —Mike Pitts, Certified Dog Obedience Trainer, ABCDT
“Understanding Cat Behavior: A Compassionate Guide to Training and Communication by Beth Pasek is a great book for anyone trying to understand their cat’s crazy antics. An expert in her field, Beth explains cat behaviors in a way pet parents can understand, as she offers realistic solutions to common cat behavior problems. Beth’s book is a must-read for anyone contemplating adding a cat to their household, as well as for the veteran cat owner who seeks to understand the feline mind.” —Rita Reimers, Multi-Cat Behavior Expert and Founder of RitaReimers.com