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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:08 AM

Anybody got any tricks to disciplining cats? Mine jumps on me when he's jumping from the window

to the desk. Or going to the mantle from the couch. I'm covered in scratches. I want him to respect my space. But I don't want to traumatized him too much. As of yet, scolding have included me wagging my finger and say no, no, no loud. To which he hunters
down and purrs really loud. I think he thinks it is a game.

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Reply Anybody got any tricks to disciplining cats? Mine jumps on me when he's jumping from the window (Original post)
applegrove Mar 2016 OP
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Rhiannon12866 Mar 2016 #5
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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:16 AM

1. Maybe a couple of cats trees positioned strategically?

Maybe kitty can't complete the big leaps in one bound and needs your body as a safety net.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:22 AM

2. He has one tree. It goes cat tree, mantle, top of armoire, window, me,

desk, file cabinet, couch and cat tree again. That is his circuit. I appreciate he likes height because he is a cat. But I just want to get left out of the circuit.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:25 AM

3. Well, maybe...

Get a few of those Mylar emergency blankets and wear one around your shoulders for a while in those situations. Maybe the texture of the stuff will deter kitty from using you as a landing strip.

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Response to blogslut (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:30 AM

4. I'll see what I can find.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:30 AM

5. I rescued mine as a tiny kitten from a grocery store parking lot

In the beginning, he was not all that cuddly, for obvious reasons, and though he's really come around (he's over a year old now), loves being petted and will climb on my lap, though he isn't yet a lap cat, he still tries to bite when I make the wrong move, though he never has broken skin. I read up on it and it said I should make a noise to let him know he was hurting me. I've tried it, but I'm not sure how effective I've been...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:34 AM

6. I do yell at him when he gets on my desk. That is just more attention for him.

I did used to give him a time out in the bedroom if he was really bad. Maybe I'll try that.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:39 AM

7. What I read was that I was supposed to make a noise indicating I was hurt

I'm just not sure that I sound enough like a hurt cat...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:48 AM

8. Come to think of it I read that too.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 01:58 AM

9. I'm just impressed that he's come as far as he has

I never would have managed to catch him if I hadn't had help from one of the store employees and his wife who was there to pick him up. That little guy was determined not to be caught, but this couple was terrific, she had baskets and he had gloves. They were doing construction on the store and it was a dangerous place for a kitten and he'd already bitten one of the construction workers who had tried to catch him. It was just chance that I happened to stop at that store that night. His name is Felix and he's grown up into a really beautiful cat, IMHO. Good luck with this, I know how frustrating it can be...

Felix

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:19 AM

10. Felix is a pretty boy. A very lucky cat for having crossed you.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:23 AM

11. Thanks! My pets seem to find me...

I also have a dog and Felix likes him a lot, probably more than me, at least in the beginning, LOL. And I'm fortunate with my dog. He was fostered at the animal emergency clinic, so he's fine with everybody...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:44 AM

12. I love seeing dogs and cats as friends. My two cats are terrified of dogs.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #12)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 03:03 AM

13. They should meet my dog. He wouldn't scare anybody, LOL.

Felix isn't scared of much of anything, but he seems to genuinely like the dog. Other cats, not so much...


Jack:

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #13)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 03:11 AM

14. Sweet pup.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #14)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 03:21 AM

15. Thanks! He really is...

He was a pet shop rescue, had a health problem so he ended up in rescue. It was a hernia which was repaired when he was neutered and it never slowed him down, LOL.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 04:02 AM

16. I yeowl like a mad cat and then back it up with a chase for 20 seconds or so.

If the chase is not good for you, the spray bottle for a few minutes backing up with a yeowl.

My two cats do not go on counters.

They get fed canned food when visitors come, usually placed by the visitor. Thereby they are very sociable to all visitors.

If they move to get into a visitor's things or a plate of human food, my yeowl stops them in their tracks. Sounds and looks funny to the visitor, but it works. I am always ready to back that with a chase.

And, I usually pet for about 20 seconds each instance so they know they are loved.

That jumping on you has to stop. Or, trim the nails about once a week being careful not to take it back too far to the darkish back end of the nail. I do not do this any more. You need to be harsh for a few times that jumping occurs. NOT PETTING. Chasing. Butt hitting if they don't seem to get what the chase is about. Snarling. Yeowling.

All cats are different. This works for mine.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 06:37 AM

17. Might I suggest stop using your current cologne

Eau Du Catnip might be part of the problem.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:20 AM

18. LBN: CAT GIVES NO FUCKS

Film at 11:00.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 08:35 AM

19. OK. I have one of those air canisters to clean your computer keyboard.

I have only used it a couple of times to discipline my kitteh but it works like a charm. She hates the noise and it drives the point home instantly. I don't like using a water pistol because she loves water and enjoys getting in the tub with me and sitting on my chest while I soak.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 10:56 AM

20. My oldest son makes a hissing noise at his kitty to discipline

I think he picked it up from a pet behaviorist.

I always used a squirt bottle of water. But, sometimes you don't want to get something wet! Like anything electronic! Or furniture.

Try hissing. That's how cats tell each other to back off.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:47 PM

21. Disciplining cats? Surely you jest.

 

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 03:46 PM

22. my newish kitty....beautiful cat....

....came to me from the shelter with no fear of human disapproval. None. I wonder how she got to eight years old without it, especially because she came from a family of five adult cats. I hate to be the one to instill fear in her but............

she is very bossy and assertive at times. I can not stop her from jumping places where she should not be because something's going to get broken. I can not stop her from climbing up my leg to get on my desk. I'm a pincushion. I don't think she would allow me to cut her nails, and I'm afraid to try.

I am an experienced cat owner all my life. But this one is a doozy. She is also very sweet and loving most of the time.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 03:59 PM

23. Is this question rhetorical?

We are talking about a cat, right? Assume that you are now its property. You have no rights.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 23, 2016, 04:18 PM

24. I used a spray bottle with water

to reinforce my request that she stay off the kitchen counter when I am preparing food. Only had to squirt twice! It is my one and only request. Otherwise she rules the roost.

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