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How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want
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Author: Warren Eckstein and Fay Eckstein
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Published: Aug 27, 1996
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Imagine your furry feline taking a leisurely stroll out in the country... coming when called and staying when told... delightfully playing for hours without ruining your plants and furniture. Believe it or not, it is possible - and the world-renowned pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere.

Warren's expert advice that has already helped tens of thousands of pet owners live happily ever after with their cats!
  • Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness
  • Coping with feline old age
  • Communicating with your cat
  • Dealing with visits to the vet
  • Exercising your beloved mouser
  • Choosing a place for boarding that will put your mind at ease
  • PLUS: Diet, Grooming, Dentistry tips and much much more!
From Publishers Weekly
Crazy about cats? Fine. But even consummate cat lovers may have trouble with a book that makes suggestions like "Experiment with calling the little furball on the phone and leaving a message on the answering machine. Some cats love to hear your voice and know Mommy or Daddy is talking to them. . . . " and probes the issue "Can Kitty have a midlife crisis?" (Yes, Kitty can. The authors recommend surprising her with a new litter box or taking her on a picnic to ease her through the trauma.) Writing in collaboration with his wife, Eckstein, a pet psychologist who has ministered to pets of the stars, chides owners insensitive enough to amuse themselves with jokes at their pets' expense; discusses how to shore up a cat's self-image; and addresses the dilemma of the forlorn "latchkey kitty." The Ecksteins also offer useful information on litter training, on convincing cats to stop scratching furniture, on teaching them to walk on a leash and even to "sit" or "stay." But the cumulative impression the Ecksteins leave is that cat owners should devote nearly all their waking hours to the improvement of their pet's life. The volume merits a warning label: for fanatics only.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Description
"A practical, down-to-earth guide...Well organized and easy to read and to understand."

CAT FANCY
World-renowed pet behaviorist Warren Eckstein shows you how to walk with your cat, make it come when called, play for hours without ruining your plants and furniture, and more, in this warm, readable guide for feline lovers everywhere. Here are on-the-mark observations, wonderful insights, and step-by-step advice for: Alleviating kitty stress and nervousness; Coping with feline old age; Exercising your beloved mouser, and much more. Plus: diet, grooming, and dentistry tips.
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  February 21, 2012
By: Dr. Patrick Tate, chief of the veterinary staff and a general practitioner (Webster Groves Animal Hospital, St. Louis)
Is It Possible for Indoor Cats to Be Happy, Well Adjusted? As strange as it may seem, teach your cat to wear a harness (H kind is best) and walk outside on the leash. It may take some patience, but many cats learn to love it, and it gives them a taste of the outdoors. The informative and humorous book How to Get Your Cat to Do What You Want by animal behaviorist Warren Eckstein has 15 pages of instruction about leash-training a cat. Note: Never leave a cat alone on a leash or tethered outside. They can strangle themselves easily.
  June 17, 2011
By: Sharie (Torrance, CA)
This book has so much good information - even for a long time cat owner like me. Warren Eckstein has an impressive background in animal training and understanding in animal psychology! In this book he provides wonderful insights into the psychology of cats. This book has greatly helped me with an adopted older kitty. His recommendations have helped me establish a better relationship with a sensitive kitty who has had a difficult history. I highly recommend his book!
  June 12, 2011
By: A. Remington (Salt Lake City, UT)
This book helped me leash train a stray cat I adopted. Now she jumps in the cat carrier and wants to go everywhere with me! She was so difficult and on the defense when I found her I marvel at the transformation. The author actually understands and appreciates the feline spirit. This would be THE book I'd suggest to new cat owners and even veteran ones can learn alot. I'm going to buy a second copy to give as a gift. I hope it never goes out of print. I've read many other cat books and this one leaves the others in the dust.
  February 08, 2011
By: Tony (South Bend, IN)
I had this book on my bookshelf, but didn't read it until the day I found an abandoned kitten in the bushes in front of the house. She had her first road trip the very next weekend. She loves car rides, wears a harness, walks on a leash, comes when she is called...I cannot say enough about this book. I grew up with cats and have always had my own cats, but until I had this book, I had NO idea what I was missing. We have three more cats, all successfully introduced into the family following this book's guidelines. Now we have rescued a colony of feral kittens and using this advice. I'm sorry anyone ever had a bad experience, but from all the cats I've known, this book is invaluable and should be handed out with every adoption!!!!!
  January 31, 2011
By: Kristy (Arlington, VA)
As a life-long cat owner, I am always frustrated with how many owners give up on training their cats so quickly and easily (or just write them off because they are cats). Cats loved to be challenged and this book lays out easy and appropriate ways to teach and train, fix behavioral problems, and gently discipline your cat. Yes it takes patience, but both you and your cat will find it well worth the time.
  December 23, 2010
By: Amanda L. (Buena Park, CA)
This book was the quickest read I've had in a long time! Not only was it informative, but it was funny and easy to relate to! I have been around pets my whole life and have worked with them since I have been 11 years old, when I started volunteering at the local humane society. With my experience, and being a former veterinary technician, I thought I understood what cat's need and want, but this book sure put me in my place! I learned everything I always thought I knew about what goes on it those little kitty minds and I gained a new prospective on what they need to live a satisfying life. The most important thing I learned in this book was that cats are so smart that they have CONVINCED the world that they are untrainable so that humans won't make them do anything! It taught me that cats have tricked the world and that they are more intelligent that anyone gives them credit for. Since I finished the book, I can see that my cats are happier and more fulfilled, and I am happier, healthier, and we all sleep soundly at night. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has a cat, is thinking of adopting a cat, or as a gift to the cat lover in your life.
  November 30, 2010
By: Caron P. (Des Moines, IA)
Warren Eckstein is always at his best. His love for animals is so evident in all his writings. This book runs the gamut of pet safety to sex and the single cat to handling litter box problems. This is all done with humor while teaching us all we need to know to keep our cats happy, healthy, well behaved and safe. Warren at his best !
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