Guest Author - Diana Geiger
The Complete Guide to Rat Training: Tricks and Games for Rat Fun and Fitness, by Debbie Ducommun in paperback and Kindle.
The Complete Guide to Rat Training is an excellent book with helpful illustrations. Finally, a book that recognizes a rats potential. The author is familiar with their intelligence and train-ability. The book clearly distinguishes the difference between the domestic rat, feral rat, and their far removed wild cousin. Once people recognize the great difference they will understand why the rat is popular as a pet. The pet rat is sweet, cuddly, and loving.
Early in the book the subject of the rat's need for a social group is discussed and it is a very important bit of advice. They do live in social groups and if raised single as a pet the book verifies the importance on the amount of time a person needs to spend with their rat; at least four hours a day. The four hours a day needs to be quality time!
You learn that the rat is quite trainable and takes you through steps of less to more complicated processes depending on your intentions. Training a rat also helps with the ever so important bonding process. In the process of reading the book, you the reader are learning about animal behavior. Can you imagine going through the book and training process with your child, imagine what could be learned!!
One statement some people may find discerning is the comparison between the rat and the dog, and after thinking about the similarities I have to agree with the author. Especially communication! The body language and expressions are very much like how a dog would communicate.
This book teaches you how to enjoy your pet, and discovering a whole new dimension of having pet rats. The Complete Guide to Rat Training opens new realms of possibilities for rat owners.
Finally someone that recognizes the intelligence of the sweet little rat, passes the information along in a well-written book so that other people will learn to treat the rat with the love and respect that he or she deserves. Complete Guide to Rat Training is a great read and should be bought by anyone considering a rat as a pet or has a rat as a pet.
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The Complete Guide to Rat Training: Tricks and Games for Rat Fun and Fitness [Paperback]. Picture is link. You will also find a link for the Kindle version here - only $1.99.