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Miriam Fields-Babineau
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  • Paperback: 142 pages
  • Publisher: TFH Publications,U.S. (Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793805309
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793805303
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don't think your cat can learn to come on command, perch on your shoulder, or walk on a leash? Think again! "Cat Training in 10 Minutes" shows you how to teach your cat to perform simple tricks in just minutes a day. Author Miriam Fields-Babineau has first-hand, professional experience in training cats for television and film. "Cat Training in 10 Minutes" explains each trick in detail. Step-by-Step photos let you follow along and show you how to train your cat in your home. "Cat Training in 10 Minutes" not only provides the "how-to" of trick training, but also includes interviews with professional cat trainers working in the entertainment industry. "Cat Training in 10 Minutes" will help you to: keep your cat from becoming bored, spend more quality time with your feline, learn more about your cat's personality and show off your cat's newfound abilities to friends and family.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Cat training is proved possible! 8 Mar 2012
By PeggyP
Format:Paperback
When I decided to get a kitten, I thought how fun it would be to train her, but all my friends and family told me that I couldn't and that cats were impossible to train. I was told that they were aloof and independent animals with no desire to please humans or do what they wanted.
I was wrong!!!
This book starts by talking about how even though cats are perceived as independent creatures, this is simply a paradigm. The reason they sleep all the time is because when we are out, they are destructive out of boredom. It says that in order to avoid this, we should train our cats and that a simple ten minutes a day will suffice. I used the methods in the book and have managed, after only 3 ten minute sessions, to reliably train my kitten to come when she is called. Occasionally she won't, and I am still working on training her to come when she can't see me, but other than this the book is fantastic. The methods are all successful and easy to understand, and help to establish good training habits so that next time, you won't need a book. One thing that is great about this is that the author specifies how long it takes the average cat to learn something. She says that recall training should take ten minutes to work when used in a small room. I will admit, I was doubtful at first but it really did work.
I also really enjoyed the stories about various popular cat trainers. This chapter really opened my eyes and made it obvious that cats can be trained and are in front of us, we just don't see it. For example; Data's cat Spot in Star Trek TNG!!!! His trainer is mentioned in the book.
The downside for me is that the book doesn't really deal with troubleshooting, or bad behaviour in cats. It doesn't mention how to wean a cat off treats - my cat will only come if she sees I have a reward.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ok'ish 18 April 2013
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Yes, cats can learn, and mine did, bit by bit. However, I didn't really like the way the exercises were explained to me in this book. And I only found a couple(!) of useful exercises. Nonetheless, 4 stars for teaching me cats are not untamable beasts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars cat training in ten minutes 18 Jan 2013
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A great book. Arrived promptly and has been a useful tool in training. Would recommend to others. A good deal
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 11 July 2012
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Good book easy to read and get to the point. Nice pictures. Would recommend. The book itself is in a good condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Efficient book 20 Jun 2011
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I have not taught all the tricks to my cat yet but the advices for the simple tricks where very efficient.
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