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  • How to Train Your Cat Not to Bite.

  • Although cats bite instinctively, you can curb this tendency by appropriate training.

  • You will need Play-fighting and spray bottle (optional).

  • Step 1. Engage the cat or kitten in a game of play fighting.

  • This will arouse the cat's natural tendency to bite.

  • Step 2. Stop the game as soon as you see the cat begin to expose its claws or teeth.

  • Wait for the cat to calm down, and then resume the game.

  • Step 3. Continue playing with the cat.

  • If the cat bites or scratches you, let out a scream.

  • Stop playing and ignore the cat.

  • Consider spraying the cat with a spray bottle filled with water if the cat continues to bite you.

  • A small spritz in the area of the cat's face is enough, but be careful not to spray the cat's ears.

  • Step 4. Observe the areas on the cat's body that are most sensitive to contact -- typically the mouth, paws, ears, and tail.

  • When sensitive areas are touched, there is a tendency for the cat to start biting.

  • Step 5. Touch one of the sensitive areas on the cat's body for a second, then give the cat a treat.

  • Step 6. Gradually increase the amount of time that you are in contact with the sensitive area.

  • Do this until the cat learns to tolerate increasing levels of contact there.

  • Step 7. Repeat this procedure with other sensitive areas that provoke biting.

  • Now you should have a cat whose meow is worse than its bite.

  • Did you know Cats have two sets of teeth -- a first set that is lost when they are young, and a permanent set.

How to Train Your Cat Not to Bite.

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