I've had my cat for almost 2 years now.
He's very playful, and likes to wake me up in the morning and play with me on the bed. But biting has always been part of the game!
Usually it's play bites, so they don't hurt.
But when he gets too excited it can hurt a lot, scratch my skin deep and make me bleed a little, and they are periods when my arms look like I've been cutting myself a lot.
I try to teach him not to go beyond the playful bite by yanking my hand away and saying NO, and it seems to work most of the time, but sometimes he gets even more aggressive! His ears go back, he prepares himself and attacks my arm or leg in one quick and very strong bite, as if it were an animal. This happens mostly after I've groomed him. How can I get him to stop?
When I see him prepare for the attack, I always look him in the eyes and keep saying no. Sometimes he drops himself on the floor, accepting my "dominance", but sometimes it just won't work and I have to distract him by throwing him a toy or something. If I don't have anything handy next to me, he will attack me, after which I punish him by putting him in the bathroom for 20 seconds, which calms him down completely.
But I don't like doing that.
Any advices please?
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