Friday, July 30, 2010

Training your Cat- Feline Fridays

So have you always wished you could train your cats to vacuum the house or do the dishes?  Maybe you just wished you could stop them from scratching the couch or jumping on the counter and stealing the Turkey at Thanksgiving? 
 Either way, master trainer, Gregory Popovich (yup the guy from the late show, the Leno show, the late late show, animal planet etc.) has written a book that promises basic training as well as fancier tricks.  And who better to tell you than the guy who's been training cats for years for TV and Vegas?!

You CAN Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer, looks to be a 100% fun read for soon to be, or long ago defeated, cat owners. In general I tend to have success in the no scratching/no jumping on tables basic training.  Which isn't to say I have 100% success (my couch bears witness to that) or that my way works on all the cats through our house (lets be fair, as a foster home for the past four years I'm ALWAYS training cats, again, the couch bears witness to that), but I would love to train my cats to do tricks!  How much fun would that be??!
I won't lie, my cats are cute, but I'm sick of dog owners showing me up with their cute little puppy tricks. 
So for this reason alone You CAN Train Your Cat: Secrets of a Master Cat Trainer is going on my wish list.  Besides, I could use a new career and Master Cat Trainer sounds like a good one!

Hopefully I'll have video footage of cats jumping through hoops up here on a Feline Friday in the not-too-distant future.

Published by St. Martin's Griffin, Oct 2009

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