Cats That Do What You Want

how to get your cat to do what you want

How to get your cat to do what you want
Eckstein and Eckstein

As a servant to two cats, this title just makes me laugh. Of course the subtitle should be “as long as it is what the cat wants.” I get such a kick out of these books. They sound optimistic and sell us on the idea that training cats is easy. Truly, I know cats can be trained to a certain extent. If you dedicated every waking hour to cat training, you might have something. I remember my Psych 101 class. Although, I would like to point out that there was no mention of Pavlov’s cat.

There really isn’t anything “wrong” with this book, other than it is dated. Books about cats are always popular.  If it is still circulating, by all means keep it.

May all your cat wishes come true,


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  1. I particularly enjoyed the name-dropping of “Cheryl Tiegs, one of the most concerned and responsible pet owners I’ve ever met.” But then I discovered on wikipedia that the author is a radio host and that his nephew is Lex Luthor from Smallville, so he must travel regularly in celebrity circles.

  2. Well, it apparently does not recommend routine neutering/spaying of cats, so I do think it is past its sell-by date.

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