From cat-egorical aggression and solving litter-ary mishaps, to understanding dog language and soothing separation anxiety, ComPETability explains and offers easy solutions to common cat-to-dog behavior problems that drive their humans crazy.
Cat behavior and behavior of dogs puzzles the most savvy pet owners, and pet behavior problems lose dogs and cats their homes. Animal behavioral problems arise out of owners not understanding dog language or cat language, and misunderstanding normal animal behavior. Training a dog helps stop dog barking, for instance, while behavior modification redirects cat clawing but this book explains why dogs bark and the reason cats scratching behavior is normal.
Understand and manage your pet friends whether you have a single pet, a clowder of cats or canine pack, or one or more of both cats and dogs.Step by step cat and dog tips from this award-winning author and certified animal behavior consultant uses pet psychology to address:
* Cat aggression and aggressive dog behavior
* Cat bites and dog bites
* Disputes over territory
* Cat stress and feline fear
* Scared dogs, noise phobias, thunderstorm & fireworks fears
* Separation anxiety & destructive behaviors
* Potty problems& marking behaviors
* Meal management& resource guarding (of toys, food & owners)
* Best pet friend choices to reduce cat fights and dog fights
* Introductions (to other pets, babies & kids)
* Effective techniques for crate training, cat leash training, clicker training
* Eating poop, cat clawing, dog barking, meowing, destructive chewing, jumping up, countertop cruising, digging and more!
More than 30 million U.S. households double their pleasure by welcoming both cats and dogs into their homes. Yet mixing the two can mean trouble in paradise, especially if you treat your cat like your dog, or vice versa. Cats and dogs are two very different animals with distinctive animal behavioral needs and they cannot–and must not–be treated in the same way.
From conflicts over favorite sleep spots, sharing potty facilities, resource guarding toys or jealous pets when sharing your attention, adding new pets rubs fur the wrong way and creates hairy situations for everyone–including you.
The book includes information about aggressive dog behavior, dog language, positive dog obedience training techniques, how to stop dog biting and prevent dog behavioral problems, understanding feline body language and cat hisses, dealing with cat litter box problems, cat nutrition and feeding challenges around dogs, and more.Use these animal behaviorists fun techniques to learn about normal canine behavior, cat behavior modification techniques, and expert dog trainer tips to solve common dog problems and strengthen the human animal bond you share with your pets.
Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability briefly looks at the biological, evolutionary, and behavioral differences between cats and dogs to devise strategies for owners that enable the two species to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America’s premier pet experts, the book explains everything an owner of a cat and dog should know. Most important, Competability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets’ personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for pet fun and peace.
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