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A. Cats can be difficult to train. As soon as the playing turns into biting, stop play, move away, ignore the cat and do something completely different. Also use toys such as tail ticklers rather than yourself as a toy as it can be hard to break habits. As she grows she should grow out of this too.

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If you are doing all of the above and your kitten consistently nips or pounces on you, simply walk away and end the interaction when they show this behavior. With consistency, the kitten will learn that nipping/pouncing leads to a loss of attention and it`s not in their self-interest to do this behavior.
Kittens Need to Bite Something

The reason kittens bite us is simple: they`re natural predators and they want to practice their attack on a moving object. In fact, kittens are biologically wired to attack an object that moves, so it`s important to teach them how to play with toys–not fingers or feet–from a young age.

It`s common for kittens and young cats to engage in rough, active play because feline play can consist of mock aggression. Many cats retain this kitten-like behavior well into adulthood. Cats stalk, chase, pounce, swat, kick, scratch and bite each other—all in good fun.
In fact, removing your attention from your cat may be one of the most effective methods for getting your point across and stopping negative behaviors such as biting, chewing and pouncing. Redirecting her attention to something else is a great way of reinforcing good behaviors and stopping bad behaviors.
Kittens teethe between two weeks and seven months of age, and biting tends to increase during this time. However, several instinctual factors can also lead to kitten biting: Love bites: As many cat owners know, a petting session with your cat or kitten can abruptly end when they nip you seemingly out of nowhere.
Essentially, if your cat nips at you during playtime, it`s their way of saying, “This is fun, but let`s take it to the next level.” Engaging in play with your fur baby is a terrific bonding experience, but if your cat`s playfulness turns aggressive, they`ll bite you or, perhaps, use your entire arm as a chew toy.
Your cat is expressing her affection for you.

Your cat`s licking may be an affiliative behavior, which is a friendly, altruistic behavior. Mothers groom their kittens, and cats may groom one another, which is called allogrooming.

A simple training method involves praising and petting your kitten when it leaps onto acceptable surfaces while scolding and removing it from unacceptable surfaces. The spray bottle can help train your kitten to stay off specific surfaces.
NEVER use your fingers or toes to play with the kitten. What might be cute at 10 weeks is painful at 10 months! Responding to a kitten`s forceful rough play with force is inappropriate and must be avoided. Never hit, swat at, or scruff your kitten as this may inadvertently injure your kitten.
We recommend that you never let your cat or kitten play with your hands or any part of your body. This includes anything you might be wearing (for example, try to avoid cat toys that are made to be worn as gloves).
First, correct them with a firm `no`, take them to another area, and initiate play. Remember, cats do not understand punishment. Rewarding them when they behave (even when they are not displaying undesirable behavior) will encourage your cat to come to you and listen rather than avoiding you with fear.
Sensitivity threshold: The cat enjoys the human contact at first, but then the repetitiveness of the petting becomes irritating. The cat turns and bites as a way to say, “I`ve had enough.” An analogy to human behavior can be made. If someone pats you on the back, it feels good.
You can expect that it will take your cat some time to get used to the new routines and environment. The `Rule of Three` means that you can gauge the time it might take for your cat to fully acclimate to his home in threes: three days, three weeks, and three months.
Kittens & Young Cats

Kittens under 4 months old should not be left on their own for more than 4 hours at a time. If because of your lifestyle, your cat will need to get used to time alone, begin training your kitten by gradually increasing the amount of time you are out of the house.

Biting during play is fairly easy to distinguish from aggressive behaviour: these little nips won`t cause much damage, and are over quickly. Aggressive cat biting is accompanied by other signs that your cat is in a fighting mode, whether this is directed towards a person or another animal.
If your cat licks and bites you repetitively and seemingly with intent, then fear not, your are being groomed. This is a part of normal cat interaction and often happens among siblings and preferred humans. They might not be fond of other people but this is a sure tell that they like you!
It probably feels like your four-legged fur baby has got it in for you, but these perceived acts of aggression are actually an indicator of affection. That can be quite difficult to fathom, right? But it`s true; they`re actually “love bites” rather than a defense mechanism.
Companionship

Cats are often thought of as being independent creatures who are happy in their own company. But your cat can get lonely. Interacting with the human they love helps to enrich their lives (and yours). If your cat sleeps with you this indicates that they enjoy your company and want to spend time with you.

To show affection

Licking is not only a grooming mechanism but also a way cats show that they love you. Your cat is creating a social bond by licking you, other cats, or pets. This sign of affection may stem from kittenhood when your cat`s mother licked them to groom them and show care and affection.

Observe your cat for signs of overstimulation and impending aggression. Common signals to look for include: tail swishing, skin twitching over the back, flattening of the ears, tenseness, dilated pupils, low growl, walking away and lying down. Stop petting at the first sign of any of these early warning signals.
Some kitty lovers call this a `love bite`, others call it petting aggression. It`s a controversial subject but it`s believed that if your cat suddenly bites you for no apparent reason, it could be because they are being overstimulated by the constant stroking – which you thought they were enjoying!
Kittens begin social learning as early as two weeks of age. Also, kittens play, eat, and rest similar to a toddler. Social play usually peaks at about 3 months of age. As they get to 4-9 months, they hit their teenage years.
Handle the kittens often at this age to encourage their social development. This helps them connect positive experiences with people, which will help to adopt them into new homes. Once kittens are about three to four weeks old, they will start to play and playing will become an important part of socialization.

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Q. Any tips for teaching a 3 month old Siamese kitten the difference between play biting and playing too rough?
ANSWER : A. Cats can be difficult to train. As soon as the playing turns into biting, stop play, move away, ignore the cat and do something completely different. Also use toys such as tail ticklers rather than yourself as a toy as it can be hard to break habits. As she grows she should grow out of this too.

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Q. 2 month old Bulldog. While playing gets TOO rough:gripping hand REALLY tight/growling/shaking to the point of drawing blood. Aggresive?Normal?HELP!!
ANSWER : A. For the most part, this sounds pretty normal to me. English Bulldogs can be like this. What you can do is teach him bite inhibition. He needs to know that biting gets him nothing. Each and every time he nips, even gently, you immediately yelp like a puppy would, stand up, cross your arms, and ignore your puppy. Once he is ignoring you, go back to calmly playing with him WITH A TOY. Remember to always use a toy when playing with/petting/interacting with puppies. They will be teething very soon, and they don’t understand that biting you is inappropriate, so using a toy to redirect their attention is important. He needs SOMETHING to bite, or else he will choose your hand. Give him more options.

Another thing you can do is have a toy that YOU OWN. This can be a soft braided rope toy or something of the like. Dot not allow your dog to have this toy whenever he wants. This toy disappears when you are done playing with him with it, and reappears when you want to play. Never allow him to “win” games with this toy. Eventually, the toy will hold so much meaning, when he sees it, he will be instantly interested in the toy instead of your hands.

It also helps to have two bags of toys. Bag#1 is full of chew toys/rope toys/soft toys/etc. It comes out for one week, and then disappears and out comes Bag#2. Bag#2 has the same types of toys in it. This will keep the toys feeling like “new” to your pup and make him less likely to chew on you during play!

Q. I have a 1yr old male 38 lb Labradoodle and my gf just brought a month old kitten home. Can they interact? If not, for how long?
ANSWER : A. Interactions whenever a new pet is brought into the house should start off slow, then can be increased in time. The best steps when introducing a new cat is to allow your cat or kitten to have a room in the house all to him or herself. Allow your dog to sniff under the door to get used to the kitten’s scent, and even show your dog articles such as bedding the cat has slept on. After a few days, an introduction with your dog on leash, or a barrier such as a gate where both pets can look at each other but not see each other is best. This will allow each to get used to seeing the other without the ability to jump, bite or scratch the other. Once the two are used to this, then a face to face interaction can begin. If at any time a fight or scuffle breaks out, separate the two pets and try again at a later time. The amount of time this introduction takes can vary depending on how the two react to each other.

Until your kitten is older, or you are sure both are fine together, do not leave the two pets together unattended. Even a well-meaning and playful dog can accidentally break a leg of a kitten or worse without meaning to! A safe room for your kitten to be in while you are away, or a barrier to allow your kitten to escape to safety if needed will help until both are big enough to play alone safely.

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Q. I have a 8 month old Lab. He gets excited and likes to get mouthy and puts the persons hands in his mouth. Doesn’t bite hard. How can we stop this?
ANSWER : A. Bite inhibition is a great way to stop mouthiness that occurs often with teenaged dogs. There are several training techniques that can be done to help teach your dog how to play nicely! One is to teach a “Leave-it” command. Begin by holding a treat in your hand and asking your dog to “leave it”. If he attempts to chew or bite, a high-pitched YELP! will help. Once he backs away or ignores the treat, ask him to “take it” and offer it to him. Another useful way to teach bite inhibition is through the use of a tug toy. Again, the “take it” and “leave it” commands are used. During a tug session, ask your dog to “leave it” or “drop” and exchange with a treat. If he lets go of the toy, reward him! One final option is also “airplaning” treats. This method involves having your dog sit and then slowly lowering a treat toward him. If he goes for the treat, back away and start over. Once he can sit calmly and not chew on you, reward with the treat! All of these techniques are great for helping teach dogs bite inhibition. 🙂

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Q. My two year old dog and five month old puppy play very loudly, growling, playing with a rope toy. How can I train then to play but not so loudly??
ANSWER : A. This is natural play behaviour no different to children playing. It’s not possible or fair to teach them to play quieter as they aren’t doing anything wrong. If you don’t like them playing tug of war games in the house only allow them to have the rope toy in the garden.

Q. My three month puppy is teething and she’s biting everything. What can I do?
ANSWER : A. As you know, this is a normal issue to have with a 3 month old puppy. Be sure that you are never scolding your pup for biting/nipping/teething. This is so natural and normal for them, scolding gives very mixed messages. There are a few things you can do to help teach your pup that nipping on you is inappropriate without the use of scolding.

First off, you should have a toy that YOU own. This toy should be brand new. It should be something like a SOFT braided rope toy. Never allow your pup to play with this toy without you. Never leave this toy on the ground for your pup to play with. Never allow your pup to “”win”” tug games with this toy. This toy disappears when YOU are finished playing with it. This toy is hidden from your pups sight whenever you are finished playing with it. After about a week of keeping this toy hidden from your pup, and only bringing it out when YOU are engaging your puppy in play, you can THEN begin to use it to redirect your pups attention when she nips.

Q. I recently added a new 2 month old female kitten to my house and my male 5 month the old kitten has turned aggressive and chases the kitten down..
ANSWER : A. It is possible it could be play behavior but without seeing it in person, hard to say. Is the male kitten neutered? You may want to consider doing so. Also, try re-introducing the kittens slowly by creating a safe space for the new kitten behind a closed door in a room. Keep her there for at least a week so she is protected but your male is still able to smell her. After a week or 2, you can then graduate to using a baby gate so they can then not only smell each other but safely see each other as well. If that is going okay, after another few days you can bring the gate down. Also, be sure to have feeding bowls in separate locations and at least 2 litter boxes.

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Q. My puppy is 15 weeks old and is biting me. I can’t seem to stop her. What should I do?
ANSWER : A. Biting and nibbling is very common in puppies, as like infants, they tend to explore their environment with their mouths. As a puppy hits about 5-7 months of age, her adult teeth will also begin to come in, making his need to chew even higher! Providing plenty of distracting chews as well as teaching some bite inhibition can help to save your fingers! Chew toys such as thick canvas toys, toys that can be cooled in the fridge to soothe sore gums and toys that treats can be hidden in make for a great chew experience. If your fingers and hands are the target, letting out a loud “YELP!” and walking away can also teach your puppy that you do not enjoy her nibble sessions. Another way to teach bite control is through “air-planing” treats which involves slowly moving the treat down to your dog’s nose. If she jumps or gets too excited, remove the treat and start again. If she stays calm and doesn’t lunge, award her the treat. This can help teach her patience and control when playing with people!