As a cat owner, you will like your furry friend to be well-behaved and obedient. Most people have an idea that domestic cats are temperamental and independent creatures and cannot, therefore, be trained well. However, with the right practices, you can easily train your feline companion and make it abide by your wishes to act in a more civilized way. Here is a compilation of some of the best cat training books that you will definitely find useful.
Think like a Cat
It is by Pam Johnson-Bennett, a cat trainer and behavior expert. The book dwells long on cat training, at 420 pages in length. There is useful advice and information about how to choose the most appropriate breed, how to feed it and train it to adulthood right from when it is a kitten. You can also know how to deal with various behavioral issues with behavior modification methods and play therapy. It also gives you insights on how to deal with cat emergencies.
In case you want to get guidance about training your cat as well as delve deep into the science behind the care, training and behavior of cats. The book is 350 pages long, and offers information in a lot of detail. You can get scientific details as well as particular instructions about how you should train your feline friend to be obedient, healthy and active as well as free of behavioral issues.
Naughty No More
In case you are a first-timer cat owner, you can get a lot of help with this book that offers easy-to-follow instructions for looking after cats in a proper way. The book is spread over 150 odd pages, and covers everything from how to establish a strong bond with your cat, how to use clicker training principles and manage the common behavioral problems in cats.
Your Cat: The Owner’s Manual
It is another excellent book that mainly targets first-timer cat owners, but also works well for experienced owners. It has been written by Dr. Marty Becker who is a vet contributor to The Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America of ABC. Gina Spadafori, who is known for “Dogs/Cats for Dummies”, has also contributed to this guide.
Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest
It is 220 pages long, and has been written by Laura J. Moss, who has co-founded the popular AdventureCats.org. It has many photos and anecdotes about cats, and offers expert training instructions and advice to cat owners.