Think Like a Cat News Release


For Release September 27, 2011

Contact: Renee Stephenson, Media Coordinator





Although she hates being called a cat whisperer, Pam Johnson-Bennett, CCBC has been the pioneer and leader in the field of cat behavior consulting. On September 27, 2011, Penguin Books releases the updated and expanded version of THINK LIKE A CAT, the book many consider to be the “cat bible” when it comes to all things cat.

Cats are the most popular pet in America. In recent years they have overtaken dogs as #1. Add the fact that many homes have multiple cats and you have a recipe for potential behavior problems.

For years, people considered cats untrainable, aloof, independent snobs. As a result, countless cats were abandoned, abused, relinquished to shelters or euthanized. People even resigned themselves to living with poorly behaved cats because they didn’t think anything could be done. Cats were truly the second class citizens of the pet world. Johnson-Bennett made a huge impact on the perception of cats when her first book appeared in 1990. Since then, she has established herself as the most well-known cat behavior expert in the country. Her “think like a cat” approach to behavior and training helps thousands of owners better understand what’s going on inside the furry little heads of their favorite pets. Regardless of a cat’s age, behaviors can be changed. Cats don’t misbehave out of spite, anger or stupidity. Every behavior serves a purpose. Modifying behavior into something acceptable to the cat owner is easy when you know what drives it.

After writing several books on cat behavior, Johnson-Bennett penned the ultimate comprehensive guide to cat behavior and training with Think Like a Cat in 2000. It instantly became a classic and remains the “go-to” book for cat owners, veterinarians, behavior professionals, shelters and rescuers.  The 2011 updated and expanded Think Like a Cat provides the most up-to-date information on everything from choosing a kitten, training, addressing behavior issues, fun and games, unique training tips, veterinary care, nutrition, grooming, bonding, geriatric concerns and first-aid. It’s the next best thing to having a personal consultation with the most well-known cat behavior expert in the country.

Johnson-Bennett is the best-selling author of 8 books, including Starting from Scratch (Penguin Books), Hiss and Tell (Penguin Books), Cat vs. Cat (Penguin Books), Psycho Kitty (Random House) and Twisted Whiskers (Random House). She is a certified cat behavior consultant and former vice president of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. She currently heads the IAABC Cat Division. She is a member of the American Humane Association’s Advisory Board on Animal Behavior and Training as well as the Advisory Board of Tree House Humane Society. She is the behavior spokesperson for Friskies. Johnson-Bennett speaks at conferences around the country and appears on television and radio, including CNN and Fox News Channel.

Previously, she was the behavior expert for Yahoo, ivillage, The Daily Cat and Cat Fancy’s Cat Channel. She was also the behavior columnist for Cats magazine. Johnson-Bennett has won numerous awards including the Winn Feline Foundation Media Award.

Think Like a Cat is published by Penguin Books. The book is available through, other online book retailers and bookstores everywhere. Autographed copies are available through the author’s website


Think Like a Cat: how to raise a well-adjusted cat – not a sour puss (Penguin Books). ISBN 9780143119791. News release, 300 dpi book cover picture and author photo available in our media room

About Pam Johnson-Bennett

Pam Johnson-Bennett is the host of Animal Planet UK's PSYCHO KITTY, She is a best-selling author of nine books, including Think Like a Cat: how to raise a well-adjusted cat – not a sour puss. For over 25 years, her books have been called cat bibles by veterinarians, behavior experts, shelters and cat parents worldwide. Pam is considered a pioneer in the field of cat behavior consulting. Pam owns Cat Behavior Associates, a private veterinarian-referred behavior company in Nashville, TN.