Starting from Scratch: how to correct behavior problems in your adult cat is geared specifically to owners of adults cats, be they recently adopted or longtime family pets. This book covers all those set-in-their-ways cat behaviors that owners thought they must be resigned to live with. Regardless of how old a cat is, behavior problems can be corrected.
Pam gives an overview of the book:
How well do you really know your cat? You may have been living with him for many years, but do you truly believe you know what goes on inside his mind or what he's trying to say by his various behaviors?
Your cat is an amazing communicator. His mind and body work perfectly together. If you take some time to get a better understanding of what he might be trying to communicate, there's an excellent chance you'll look at so-called misbehaviors in a whole new light. You'll develop a new appreciation for that cute ball of fluff you've lived with all these years.
For example, you may have commented many times about how your cat always faces away from you when he sits on your lap. Maybe you've considered this rude, since your dog always wants to be eye to eye with you. In reality, this posture is very positive. When he sits with this back toward you, he's showing ultimate trust. It's very comforting for him to feel you there. It's a source of security that he might be trying to provide for you as well. Become more aware of how a cat shows trust instead of expecting him to show it in the way your dog does, or even the way a human does.
Pam Johnson-Bennett, CABC, PCBC is a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant and author of seven best-selling books on cat behavior. She is the former Vice President of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and currently heads up that organization...