Ray Berwick’s Complete Guide to Training Your Cat
Berwick and Thure
Another cat “training” book for your consideration. Even though I chuckle at the mere thought of training a cat, this book seems to be a step above what we have previously featured here on ALB. The author, Ray Berwick, is a Hollywood animal trainer. He was the animal trainer for quite a few TV and movie projects. He uses a reward system and a clicker. The main goal in Berwick’s book is to get cats to use the actual toilet. The process is basically positive reinforcement. Berwick doesn’t oversell his training as a quick fix, it takes time, patience and consistency. I am not sure that your average cat owner is going to commit to such a regimen. Frankly, I got a cat because I like pets that don’t require a lot of work. All the cats I have ever owned (rather, they owned me) were also not interested in a lot of work. It cut into all their nap time.