Help! My Kitten Is An Aggressive Player! What Do I Do?

February 01, 2019

Help! My Kitten Is An Aggressive Player! What Do I Do?

Cats and humans are different in many ways.

What may be deemed normal behavior in the kitten world---such as marking your house with urine---may be a source of frustration for you.

This is why it is essential to be able to effectively communicate with your pet so that they know what they’re allowed to do, and what they aren’t. Aggressive play is something that concerns most cat owners.

In this blog post, I will go through how you can deal with it effectively.

Let’s get started.

Aggressive Play and Kittens

It is important for you to understand that your kitten doesn’t understand when aggressive playing is too much for you until you tell her in a language she can understand and correct her behavior.

It is normal for kittens to play with other kittens and animals aggressively.

So, they think that humans are the same.

However, your kitten will play aggressively until you show her how to be more gentle while playing. The best way to do this is to play with them and correct their behavior gently so they understand how to play without hurting you.

You can encourage your kitten to be nice by giving her treats and praising her while she’s playing gently. This reinforces her positive behavior and she associates gentleness while playing with positive feelings and praise from you.

Has your cat ever been aggressive while playing? How did you address the situation? Share your journey with us in the comments.


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