|Mine has recently taken to 'playing' with my ankles while climbing up the inside of my trouser leg - it's not funny in the slightest and he's 4 months old now so not that little any more.
I ended up in tears this morning because he would NOT leave me alone. I have tried distraction, the pained 'OUCH' to let him know that it hurts, hissing and growling like his mum would, waving a stuffed toy around for him to go for instead (that worked for a bit but the novelty has worn off now), and resorting now to locking him in the bathroom for a few minutes to calm down. It really isn't amusing when they get that determined. Tonight I am going to try something unpleasant tasting like vinegar on my socks and ankles - I will just have to get used to smelling like a chippy LOL
My foster, Gretta, was HORRIBLE at that age, but by 5 months, she started calming down, and when she went to her new home at almost 6 months, she was much, much, better, hence, she got to go to her new home
. I just kept doing what you're doing, but also saying "NO BITE!!!" when I went to put her in timeout, and just before I shut the door. I also started knowing when she got that attitude in her playing, or that look in her eye, and growled then, instead of after I was "attacked". Sometimes she just looked at me worse, and pounced anyways, so off to timeout! I also started skipping the growling and telling her "Gretta...no bite!" when she first started
a bout of her ugly play, and right to timeout if she didn't quit. If she started back up instead of being nice, right back into time out- "No bite!".
I did all that I originally posted with her, and then this is the level I had to take it to with her! She was the most difficult cat, period, let alone foster kitten I ever had! But, she was also one of the sweetest when she wanted to be, so...
It worked, it just took a while (seemed like forever!
)of being consistant and a little maturity on Gretta's part.
I hope this helps! Hang in there!