51 Puppy Tricks gives puppy owners the tools they need to teach behaviors and tricks to their puppy through step-by-step instructions and photographs. Most other puppy training books focus on curbing bad behavior. Some have training, but only the most basic tricks. Kyra’s curriculum differs from that of 101 Dog Tricks in that the instructions are geared for the less mature dog. Young puppies are not yet well-tuned to humans, and respond better to a clicker than to a voice. Also, young puppies have so few skills that everyone benefits from a technique called “shaping” which breaks a behavior into minute steps for easier learning. And, of course, puppies receive extra gentle care when we teach, focused more on instilling a love of learning and a communication pathway rather than accomplishing the goal behavior.
The award-winning author of Think Like a Cat tells how to turn problem cats into purr- fect pets Pam Johnson-Bennett, author of Think Like a Cat and host of Animal Planet UK’s Psycho Kitty, is back to help readers bring out their pet’s inner pussycat regardless of the cat’s age. Geared specifically for cat parents of adult cats, be they recently adopted or long time family pets, this book illustrates how it’s never too late to correct behavior problems. With her trademark wit and common sense, Pam covers every aspect of a cat’s lifestyle, behavior, and environment and gives cat parents specific techniques to help seemingly set-in-their-ways cats change for the better. Authoritative and entertaining, Starting from Scratch is the next best thing to a house call from the world’s top feline behaviorist.
America’s favorite cat behavior expert, author of Catwise and Cat vs. Cat, offers the most complete resource for cat owners of all stripes, now fully updated and revised.”The queen of cat behavior” – Steve Dale, author of My Pet WorldThink it’s impossible to train a cat? Think again! By learning how to think like a cat, you’ll be amazed at just how easy it is. Whether you are a veteran cat lover, a brand-new owner of a sweet kitten, or the frustrated companion of a feline whose driving you crazy, Pam Johnson-Bennett will help you understand what makes your cat tick (as well as scratch and purr). Topics range from where to get a cat to securing a vet; from basic health care to treating more serious problems; choosing an inrresistible scratching post and avoiding litterbox problems. A comprehensive guide to cat care and training, she helps you understand the instincts that guide feline behavior. Using behavior modification and play therapy techniques, she shares successful methods that will help you and your cat build a great relationship.