Cats are loving creatures and show their affection in many different ways including body language.
They may rub their body or head against you, will purr and wink at you to show they are happy, they will also give you love bites.
By blinking slowly at your cat, you are communicating that you are aware of its presence and pose no threat. So the next time your cat blinks at you, try returning the gesture.
A happy cat carries it's tail up, has alert eyes and uses brisk actions.
The one reason is the mother dog greeting her puppies, the puppies like to run up to her and lick the sides of her mouth. The puppies jump up on you because they want to get near to your face, and the behavior often persists for many months as a kind of greeting gesture. Young dogs also jump on each other as part of play. This is normal behavior for young dogs and they will also do it to humans.
Outdoors, you must prevent your dog jumping up using by using a leash. If you can’t control him with his collar try a harness without yanking on his neck with a collar. In the house use a harness on a short leash as you will have better control when visitors arrive.
How to stop your dog from jumping up by teaching your dog to sit first.
Raise your forearm to your shoulder treat in your hand.
You must be consistent.
Stand on the leash will stop your dog from jumping up.
Ignore your dog if your dog still jumps up at you turn your back and walk away and don't look at your dog touch or speak to him. As soon as he goes into a setting position reward your dog calmly.
Don't over praise the dog or it could cause the dog to jump up again.
Reward your dog with a gentle stroke and encouraging words such as "good boy", a toy, or a treat. This will keep your dog guessing and stopping from expecting food as a predictable reward.
Choose the marker word you are going to use, like OK or GOOD BOY and stick to the same word. You can use a clicker instead, if you prefer.
Feeding on the ground is better than from the hand because it reduces the chance of the dog jumping up for food.
It’s very common for kittens and young cats to engage in rough, active play because all feline play consists of mock aggression. Cats stalk, chase, pounce, swat, kick, scratch and bite each other all in good fun. However, people often misinterpret this kind of behavior as aggression when it's directed toward them. Social play is directed toward cats, people or other animals. Some cats are sensitive to petting so if they bite stop petting. A cat on edge will wag its tail back and forth. You may feel their skin start to twitch quickly or they may begin to squirm and become tense. If they starts moving their eyes and head towards you, then away, and back towards you, this is their way of saying I am warning you so stop.
A love bite is when a cat gently bites your hand or part of your body while they are playing or while you are petting them.
To correct play aggression, instead of playing with your hand use a wand toy and not your hands to play with your cats.
To discourage your cat from biting, tell it “No!” then, walk away and do not give it any attention.
Make sure to do this every time it bites. It shows the cat that when it bites, the play stops.
You can never have too many catnip toys. Catnip provides much needed mental and physical stimulation as a result of frenzied play sessions with “nip” toys. Three-packs of refillable mice is the number one selling catnip toy. I believe this is 100 percent catnip filled, which really allows the potency of the catnip to come through. You can also add some catnip to the scratch box, sleeping mats, scratching pads or a baby Sock hanging from a wand with a bell. You can also create floating bubbles for cats to chase and pop. Cats love a variety of play activities . You want to ramp up the excitement of playtime.
Cats enjoy live catnip plants. The plant grows well both indoor and outside. People are choosing live catnip because it is fresher and more potent.
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