Mar 28, 2013

Book Review: The Cat Whisperer

Who says you can’t train a cat? Just when you thought you had reached the end of your ball of twine, one of America’s most popular cat behaviorists comes to the rescue of perplexed cat owners everywhere, providing practical and effective strategies for solving every feline behavior problem imaginable—from litter box issues to scratching, spraying, biting, and beyond.

Cat Whisperer Mieshelle Nagelschneider has been helping people deal with these dilemmas for two decades, achieving a near-perfect success rate. Central to her approach is a keen understanding of the unique way cats see the world—their need for safety and security, their acute territoriality, and their insatiable desire to catch and kill prey. Her proven C.A.T. cat behavior modification plan is a commonsense course of action that can be specifically tailored to your cat in the context of its behavior problems and its particular household environment. Easy-to-implement solutions help transform even the most anxiety-riddled companions into confident, gregarious, and relaxed cats who live longer, happier, and healthier lives. 

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I have always had cats and have been able to work with some hard cases to turn them into happy felines with contented families.   I personally love to civilize feral cats and find homes for them.

If you are having any issues with your cats at all I highly recommend picking up THE CAT WHISPERER.  Rather then reading like a dry training manual, I felt as though I was sitting down with Ms. Nagelschnieder drinking a  cup of tea and discussing just how to get all my cats to get along better.  I picked up a lot of tricks that I wasn't aware of even after forty plus years of living with them.  I just loved the stories of the various cats that she includes to illustrate the methods being discussed. 

I rate this book a 5 as this is the best book I have ever read about understanding your cat and how to live with them in a more comfortable atmosphere.  It is especially suited for multi-cat households as it does a great job about explaining cats and their fluctuating territories.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.
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  1. Thanks... this one is going on my list, Shai! I admit I don't make time for books much anymore, but a good non-fiction definitely piques my interest, and as a cat-lover I couldn't possibly pass it by. Will be haunting my local library!


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