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by Jo Loeb

Shows owners how to train a cat to actually use the toilet as well as teaching the animal not to kill birds, eat plants, or break ornaments and to do such tricks as jumping through a hoop and waving a paw
Download You Can Train Your Cat (Touchstone Books) epub
ISBN: 0671225782
ISBN13: 978-0671225780
Category: No category
Author: Jo Loeb
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (June 15, 1977)
Pages: 285 pages
ePUB size: 1883 kb
FB2 size: 1647 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 268
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About 15 years ago, using this book, I trained my adopted cat to sit up on a stool and beg when she was hungry. It took about 2 days, involved simple positive reinforcement, and was very entertaining for all involved (including the vet). Or the cat may have trained us to get up and giver her a treat...The jury is still out. I've added a snapshot we took. Please note this picture was taken when we first adopted her before she went on a diet.

This cat purred all the time, sat in our laps, and was wonderful company for many years. We all miss her.

I worry about the person who ruined their cat...and I REALLY worry about the cat.
I purchased this book awhile ago and can say the techniques used in this book are not ones you want to use with your cat.

For instance, the author stresses you should train your cat not to purr, by telling it "No" everytime it begins to purr. I followed their advice and now have a harder time telling when my cat is happy as he doesn't purr anymore.

Also, when disciplining your cat not to chew on wires behind a multimedia cabinet, the author mentions putting Tabasco brand sauce on the wires so the cat stays away. Again, this backfired as my cat developed permanent stomach problem that, after $800 worth of vetrinary tests, I can only link to the Tabasco "training" he recieved.

Obviously, if I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't. Please don't ruin your cat!!!
It tells you how to keep your cat from doing bad things such as scratching, jumping on place and pooping outside of its litter box. It tells you step by step how to train your cat to do tricks too. I thought this book was very useful. The person who had the Tabasco sauce problem probably fed their cat too much hot sauce. Everything depends on how smart the owner is. The book even said that! This book has a few black and white pictures of the author's cat doing tricks.