Becoming a better animal

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Happy cats

January 07th, 2022

Social psychologist and certified dog trainer, Zazie Todd has followed up on her book Wag: The Science of Making Your Dog Happy (Greystone, 2020) with the cat companion advice book Purr: The Science of Making Your Cat Happy (Greystone $32.95) due out in May. Todd covers the science behind cats’ petting preferences; the multiple meanings of purrs, chirrups, and meows; how to best satisfy the scratching and stalking desires for indoor cats; and even how to keep both cats and wildlife safe if felines spend time outside. Todd writes a regular column for Psychology Today magazine and won the Captain Haggerty Award for Best Training Article in 2017. She has a Ph.D. in Psychology (University of Nottingham) and an MFA Creative Writing (UBC).‎ 9781771648141

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