People have been under the spell of the mysterious and elegant nature of the cat for thousands of years. They are one of our oldest animal companions and have been much-loved family members in households around the globe for generations. But have you ever felt that despite your good intentions and love, there are some things about your cat you don't quite understand? Do you sometimes feel like it might be trying to tell you something? That you could make them even happier than they already are? This book will change everything you once thought you knew about cats. You can use its many tips and insights to optimise your relationship with your cat. In this book, you will be taken on an intimate journey through the world of the domestic cat, covering all their natural instincts and mysterious behaviours. The tips and tricks are the outcome of hundreds of behavioral consultations. Your relationship with your cat will never be the same. AUTHOR: Anneleen Bru is a behavioural therapist with a specialty in domestic cats and zoos. She offers consultations, lectures, and training courses about cat behaviour around the world and has a master's degree in companion animal behavior counseling. She is passionately committed to increasing the harmony between animals and their owners.
Anneleen Bru is a behavioral therapist with a specialty in domestic cats and zoos. She offers consultations, lectures, and training courses about cat behavior around the world and has a master's degree in companion animal behavior counseling. She is passionately committed to increasing the harmony between animals and their owners.
Are you a cat owner for many years now or a little one just walked into your life? In both cases, reading the book of cat behavior colleague Anneleen Bru is an absolute necessity! In this amazing book, you will find all the basic information you need to know as an owner. It reads fluently, it's illustrated with lots of useful graphics, and it's full of thorough and valuable practical advice, based on years of scientific research about cat behavior and also Anneleen's years of experience as a cat behavior counselor. Everything you need to know to help you understand your cat in a better way and make it really happy! You will find it in this unique book! - Joline De Jaegher (Cat Behavior Counselor, Ghent, Belgium) - This is an amazing and really accessible book, full of handy facts, a true reference work for cat owners AND professionals. Especially the know-how on recognizing subtle stress signals and how to respond to them are real building blocks for a closer and more fun relationship with our cats. When your cat can really be 'a cat' in every way possible, it is destined to become a truly happy cat! - Eva Van Ginneken, Cat Coach at Instacat.be, Belgium I read 'I love Happy Cats' and it is amazing! I recently adopted two beautiful little kittens and your book is a true eye-opener. I grew up with cats and I thought I knew a lot about them. Well, I didn't! I've changed so many things around the house now. For example, we've put the water away from the food, stopped using the laser light, and stopped holding the cats like babies and changed the way we pet and approach them. We instantly realized the kittens came up to us for affection and cuddles SO much more, more than ever before. The change was instant! All small things but oh so effective! It's not because 'we used to do it like that all the time before, ' that we should keep doing it. Your book has changed every idea I had about cats and I am forever grateful! - Anne-Fleur Nijhuis, cat mummy of Victor and Olivier, Overijssel, The Netherlands I found your book "I love Happy Cats" authoritative and enjoyable reading" - Dr. sc. Dennis C. Turner (Co-author of 'The Domestic Cat: The Biology of its Behaviour' This book should be read by EVERY cat lover. It's about how small steps can really improve the relationship with your cats and make it stronger. I took on several ideas that Anneleen gave me, while reading the book, like improving the resources in the house, making sure they had the possibility to show natural behaviors all around the house. The things your vet or pet shop won't tell you. From now on they need to 'work' a bit more for their food and we are effortlessly adapting our own behavior in a subtle way more and more so the cats have less stress around the house. I understand their behavior so much more now, and I feel more confident. One of my cats was quite unhappy and stressed and she has completely flourished since I read the book. And so am I! Thank you so much, Anneleen! - Annuska Rogina, cat mummy of Millau, Kato en Hermelien, Wetteren, Belgium.