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Any suggestions?

monkey04
February 20th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Hi,

I'm a recent board member at our local Humane Society and am trying to educate myself about dog/cat behaviours. All of our volunteers are wonderful and are there to try and help/save the animals, however, we live in a northern town and educated, professional animal trainers/vets/anything! are difficult to come by. I know this will not be a replacement for formal schooling, but at least it's a start.

Thanks,
Tara

sugarcatmom
February 20th, 2008, 08:27 PM
For cat behaviour, I recommend any of the books by certified animal behaviourist Pam Johnson-Bennett: http://catbehaviorassociates.com/ "Think Like A Cat" and "Twisted Whiskers" would be a good place to start. For overall cat care, The Cat Bible (http://www.traciehotchner.com/cb/index.htm) by Tracie Hotchner is pretty good, and I'm also a big fan of Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life (http://www.amazon.com/Your-Cat-Simple-Secrets-Stronger/dp/0312358016), by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins.

rainbow
February 20th, 2008, 08:34 PM
Perhaps the dog training and cat training forums here will be of some help....

:dog: http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3

:cat: http://www.pets.ca/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=71

sugarcatmom
February 21st, 2008, 09:54 PM
Dog Star Daily (http://www.dogstardaily.com/) is a fantastic site for all things doggy. Check out the "Top Ten" section for a list of good books.