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She can be a real jerk sometimes

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Posted by: ross2k at Wed Oct 15 04:06:32 2003  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ross2k ]  
   

This is Mikey, she's half siamese. She is very cute, and a lot of fun, I really like her. But I'm having some behavior issues with her. She is now just about 7 months old.

Playful biting has barely slowed down and I've been working with her on this for a long time. I've stopped encouraging it, and anytime any of my friends/roomates encourage it I stop them, but she is still adimant about it. I've learned that when she fights, you just retract your hands and don't look at her and she'll usually stop. With me anyway...with others she'll go after them again and again and when they're startled she'll fight with their reaction. Does anyone else have any advice for this? Also I'm not willing to keep water bottles all over the place.

I think I've done my part in training her, she won't misbehave much at all with me, but she knows that with anyone else she can get away with anything until I intervene.

Her other problem is she is sneaky about the door. She is indoor only, and is constantly trying to escape when people come through the door. Again not with me, when I walk through she knows if she goes for it I'll grab her and hang on for a good few minutes (time out to calm down sort of thing). But again anytime friends/roomates come through the door, she's hiding behing anything nearby and waiting for them to slip so she can make a mad dash for the door.

She almost never scratches, and the play biting doesn't hurt so much...but it's just ridiculous! She shouldn't bite people all the time. A lot of the time she is very nice, and I really like her a lot...just now she climbed into my lap. But I must figure out these behavior issues as they're driving me nuts.

Also, she hasn't been spayed, and at only 7 months old it's possible her hormones are to blame? Maybe that will straighten her out a bit?
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