Tarzan Mama of Two
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The land down under!
Dena if it he wasn't hurting I wouldn't have looked into so much....but he HURTS!!! The other night he actually lunged at my eye and I had scratches around my eye, from where he had dug his teeth in and then pulled them down, still in my skin!!! He has done that to me a couple of times and he tears into our legs and our arms as well. He bites so hard that if he bites onto our hand he will hang off our hand, by his teeth. He hasn't gotten any softer over time so that's why I looked into the play aggression. I only looked into it yesterday and started applying some of the rules last night and he was much much calmer. Basically we have to initiate play time with him, not allow him to come to us to play and walk away from him when he gets too rough. So I started this last night and this morning, instead of him chowing down on my leg when I let him out the laundry, he cuddled up to my leg and then went crazy on his cat tree. So far today I haven't been bitten once. I know it's early early early days but we really need to work on calming him down...I'm afraid what damage he could do to our neice if she came over, and she loves Milko but seriously he could tear her face off cause he really grips on and I don't think she'd have the strength to pull him off!
And I wanted to say that I haven't really tried to teach him come yet either....we are just taking this one step at a time. Sit was just the first trick that came to mind, but come will be next!
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