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Ouch!!!!!

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I'm going nuts. Obi (who was semi-feral) is turning into a total sweetie, who purrs and cuddles and is a great young cat but . . . . his previous history has made him careless of tender human skin. His attempting to "play" with my hands and feet I have slowly been training him out of by the tried-and-true redirection of attention and ignoring him. He's getting a clue. The problem now is that he's CARELESS. Just now it was the last straw, because I have some "f"ing deep claw puncture wounds in the top of my thigh that Obi managed to give me a moment ago. He was trying to jump into my lap and didn't judge it right. Instead of slipping back to the floor and trying again, he embedded his claws in my leg pulled himself up! Then jumped down again as I started jumping up and down and swearing. He does this stuff all the time, though never as bad as just now. He doesn't seem to get the difference between a couch and a human body! Last night he walked across my face. He planted his paws firmly across my mouth and cheek, and acted like it wasn't any different from the bed! I know it isn't malicious, or even playful. It's just carelessness. HOW do I get him to understand that he needs to be careful??!!!
post #2 of 8
Wow a clawing wonder. I had a few of those, I just really dont know either, I would always use those claw caps on all my rescue cats. Always better. Well sorta yell out in pain when it happens , maybe theat will get the point that it causes pain. Place him down and tell him no, every time he tries to jump up do the same thing. THis is one way I do my cats. With some success.

Kendal
post #3 of 8
I would see if it was possible to clip his claws.
post #4 of 8
my kitten was much the same. luckily she grew out of it when she was small.

what we used to do was yelp (in pain!) put her on the floor when ever she was a little rough. she was so tiny she couldnt climb back up on the bed so soon learnt human flesh + claws = no more play time! she used to walk over my face, arms etc. with claws out all the time especially when i was asleep!

maybe use soft paws/claws? it'll take time but hopefully the swearing and yelping will be enough to teach him
post #5 of 8
Billy gets rough sometimes, too, and when he is, I smack him on the nose, gently, and say "NO!" in a stern, authorative voice. He's not that rough anymore. LOL! Except for him attacking us because we had another cat's smell on us, but that's another story! LOL!
post #6 of 8
Try massaging his claws and every time he extends them into you give a nice yelp. Any time he hurts you in the slightest.. yelp/howl/cry..whatever makes the impression that hes causing you pain. Hopefully he wont just smile and dig in deeper.. :P
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Originally Posted by Cirque
Try massaging his claws and every time he extends them into you give a nice yelp. Any time he hurts you in the slightest.. yelp/howl/cry..whatever makes the impression that hes causing you pain. Hopefully he wont just smile and dig in deeper.. :P
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Originally Posted by Cirque
Try massaging his claws and every time he extends them into you give a nice yelp. Any time he hurts you in the slightest.. yelp/howl/cry..whatever makes the impression that hes causing you pain.
Hopefully he wont just smile and dig in deeper.. :P

Sounds like you've known a cat like my Jordan. Jordan from time to time will do things that hurt to get my attention.
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