Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


In his first book, Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet, renowned cat expert and anthrozoologist John Bradshaw, who has studied cat behavior and cats’ relationship with people for more than 30 years, offered an in depth look at the latest research into how cats think, how they interpret the world around them, and what we know about cat personality. In The Trainable Cat: A Practical Guide to Making Life Happier for You and Your Cat, Bradshaw partnered with feline behavior specialist Sarah Ellis to show that not only can cats be trained, but that they should be to ensure a happy relationship between cat and guardian.

Bradshaw and Ellis explore how cats learn, how we can make learning easier for them, and how to structure training sessions to make them a fun experience for cat and human, and to ensure maximum success.

The book addresses cats living with humans, cats living with other cats as well as other pets, cats and their adversarial relationship to cat carriers, how cats like to be touched, and how cats respond to stress, and how to keep their lives as stress-free as possible. The authors also address environmental enrichment to redirect the cat’s natural hunting and scratching behavior by providing appropriate outlets for this instinctive behavior.

This book, packed with information that not only promotes a better understanding of cats, but also offers practical solutions for cat parents, belongs in every cat guardian’s library.

The Trainable Cat is available from Amazon and everywhere books are sold.

FTC disclosure: I received this book from the publisher. Receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. 

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