Outsmarting Cats

How to Persuade the Felines in Your Life to do What You Want

Book Description

While cat owners adore their purring, fuzzy friends, cats can have another, rather unpleasant, side. Some pee on carpets, shred upholstery, chomp houseplants, caterwaul at all hours, and scratch and bite. Skeptics will claim that it’s impossible to train a cat. Happily, Wendy Christensen knows they’re wrong. True, cats are intelligent, adaptable, patient, independent, stubborn, observant, and extremely quick learners. But they're also remarkably self-interested and quick to exploit a good deal. Outsmarting Cats enables you to persuade your cat that what you want is also what she wants. Whatever your specific cat problem, Wendy Christensen gives all the latest information on what works, and what doesn't. She  shares tried-and-true tips and resources for resolving even the thorniest behavior problems. And she'll tell you how to head off future problems, simply by understanding how your cat thinks.

About Christensen, Wendy

WENDY CHRISTENSEN is a multi-award-winning writer and illustrator. Her books include The Humane Society of the United States Complete Guide to Cat Care. She's written extensively for Cat Fancy, Cats USA, Kittens USA, Persians, Tabbies, Catnip, CatWatch, Natural Cat, and Natural Pet. She has illustrated Why Cats Do That: A Collection of Curious Kitty Quirks. She also illustrated a children's book, Daddy Day, Daughter Day, by TV's Larry King. She lives in New Ipswich, New Hampshire.