How to discipline an nearly cat?
Kitten almost 8 months old. Growing in strength and determination. Now apt to bring out his teeth a leap at me to bite when he is shooed absent from things or told 'NO' very forcefully. Hate harmony of relationship feeling so disrupted at these times. Is within anything I am doing wrong? It's distressing and frustrating for me so it must be so for him - I kinda feel he doesn't even like me anymore sometimes!
DO NOT hit kitty for any reason. They do not understand that at all. They do not have an idea that like a dog does when it comes to discipline.
The water bottle is good. You can also put some pennies within an empty tin can and rattle it loudly when kitty does a"bad". Cats are strange creatures. Here is a prime example of what I did to change my cats whereabouts.
He would not quit trying to escape out the front door. So, I gave a friend some old pots and pans and positioned her external the front door out of sight of my cat. The minute I opened the door she threw the pots and pans down easier said than done on the concert sidewalk which made an awful noise. Scared the you know what outta him. And guess what! He will not go in the neighbourhood the front door at all now.
I do not advocate hitting a cat surrounded by any way because all they learn from i.e. Your Hand hurts them and therefore they WILL bite you.
Scare them and they will never do the act again. Another prime example. Take 1 cat and 1 bird> Who will win that issue? Well, now the bird will win because closing week I found the cat trying to climb up on the table where the birdcage sits. SOOOOOOOO I patiently wait for the right momment and when it was right I threw a small fluffy weight item at the cat. It hit him in the back of his leader and scared the you know what outta him---it did not hurt the cat, just scared him!
Now, he will not move about within 3 feet of the cage table. He will not even look at the bird.
As long as the cat does not know the panic tactic came from you it will work so be careful when trying this method but it does work
Good luck with your kitty
Wild behavior is normal for young cats. They have so much force and they have to expend it somehow.
If they were outside within the wild, they would be running alot, climbing trees, chasing things, etc.
Inside, they do not have as many choices for stir so you have to help them...
Have a large/tall scratching post that he can run up and down and obviously use for scratching.
A few cloth mice and small soft balls he can chase and throw, you can also play catch and fetch near him with these toys.
Rub some catnip on the toys and the post.
All my cats started liking catnip after 6 months old.
Not to verbs, he will settle down with time and extra playtime. I find that play almost without delay puts a cat in to a happy, relaxed of mind.
Is he nuetured? that could be this issue or try spraying him with a marine bottle should do the trick.