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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
i think i need some help. my new kittens,(8 and 9 weeks old) are generally good little kitties and i know that they're just playing but i'm not sure how to discipline them when they attack feet and climb my leg. i know all the things not to do when they get fresh i just need to do something or invest stock in band-aid, lol

thanks in adavance
post #2 of 20
You can't discipline cats like dogs really, but when they start doing the good old kitten game of grabbing at your feet, just distract them with some of their toys.

A lot of members here swear by "Da Bird" and i use the "Cat Dancer"
post #3 of 20
Thread Starter 
thank you, that's a great suggestion
when i go to work tonight i need to visit the pet department and pick up a few toys since we've only got a couple of ping pong balls around right now.
post #4 of 20
How about a spritz of water They don't really like water but can never seem to tell where the heck it's coming from
post #5 of 20
Bijou used to be terrible that way. When he would chase my feet or bite, I would stop moving completely and say NO in a firm voice but not yelling. After he outgrew his kitten stage he is now awesome - he never bites, scratches and is very gentle.

I personally don't like the water treatment but that's just me.

Distraction also works well as someone else suggested.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Bijou used to be terrible that way. When he would chase my feet or bite, I would stop moving completely and say NO in a firm voice but not yelling. After he outgrew his kitten stage he is now awesome - he never bites, scratches and is very gentle.

I personally don't like the water treatment but that's just me.

Distraction also works well as someone else suggested.
I have had good luck with that stern no also, Dunkin likes to try and get fingers, so I would just ever so easy grab those little whiskers not pulling and say No biteing, and by gosh he doesn't do it anymore, of course he could have bitten me when I did that but he didn't.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by halfpint
I have had good luck with that stern no also, Dunkin likes to try and get fingers, so I would just ever so easy grab those little whiskers not pulling and say No biteing, and by gosh he doesn't do it anymore, of course he could have bitten me when I did that but he didn't.
Dunkin sounds like a sweetie!
post #8 of 20
He is at that, a big Orange Tabby that I rescued, very layed back sweet and mellow. He weighs 16 lbs he's bigger then anyone else in this house but the sweetest. I have had Orange Tabbys before and they were all like that, he came from a very busy shopping center parking lot, and I am so glad I have him, he makes my day.
post #9 of 20
Harley is constantly into everything and always attacking anything that moves. What I find that has worked wonders, is that if he is doing something wrong (biting, or getting into something), I just look at him and snap my fingers and tell him NO, in a stern voice, but not yelling, and he runs off. Whenever he hears it he knows he's doing wrong! He's getting much better at not biting or scratching! I have never tried the water thing, I suppose I probably would have if nothing else worked!
post #10 of 20
Harley is such a cutie - must be hard to stay annoyed with him!
post #11 of 20
the best kitty discipline is none just defer there attention to a toy or something okay
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Harley is such a cutie - must be hard to stay annoyed with him!
Oh it is! When I scold him I feel so bad But he always comes back to me with hugs and kisses! I can't wait to post new pictures of him, I took a million new ones last night--now I just have to find the time to get them up here! I can only post at work and I only have so many chances to get my pics uploaded!
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
the culprit a.k.a. snoop

distraction seems to work good, i just need to figure out what to do when i'm doing dishes, lol
post #14 of 20
Oh my goodness!, what a cutie pie!!

Both Rosie and Sophie used to clamber up my legs and back when they were that age. I looked like a pin cushion!
post #15 of 20
Oh how adorable!
post #16 of 20
i use the squirt bottle for long-distance discipline, (counters, Java peeing in wrong places, etc.) but i've always tapped their noses firmly & said 'no' when they were bitey little kittens. worked great - & taught them what 'no' meant, as well!
post #17 of 20
we use a "startle toy" to get their attention and a firm NO..my startle toy is just a pepsi bottle with pennies in it. i shake it and say no. they get it.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
we use a "startle toy" to get their attention and a firm NO..my startle toy is just a pepsi bottle with pennies in it. i shake it and say no. they get it.
Thats a good cheap idea! Good thinking (I might have to steal your idea!!)
post #19 of 20
Feel free. It works with the dogs too, LOL so its an all aroudn good tool and yup CHEAP LOL i got about..*eyes the pennies* 25 cents in there lol
post #20 of 20
give them a stern "no", or you could give them a quick squirt with water, they will get the picture real quick
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