RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Fri Jan 14, '11 2:47pm PST |
|What, exactly, is she doing, that she is not supposed to do? Each situation is different, you have to use, different words, for each one, but the base words, "No" and "That is baddy boy stuff" are always included in the what ever you are trying to teach them.
Your dominance and her aggressiveness has to be stopped, first, she needs to learn, she HAS to yeild to you, always. Never had an issue with them being aggressive, well except for the mousey toy, and actually, the show people taught me this, as some kitties can get unruly, per say at shows, its more of a safety factor, so kitty doesn't get hysterical and get loose, or hurt someone.
Please know, this is a training tool, and not to be used as a punishment. When you are teaching/training, you never punish, you reward good behavior.
I will use Cowboy as an example. The aggression over the mousey toy, was I could see, going to turn into a fistfight over the toy. When he started growling, with the mousey toy in his mouth, and Cruiser approached him, I picked up his front end, leaving his back end on the floor, by the scruff of his neck, its called "scruffing". I said "NO" in a loud, and stern voice, but not yelling, and said "THAT IS BADDY BOY STUFF". He released the toy, I let go, I picked up the mousey toy and put it away.
Granted, he already knew "no" and "baddy boy stuff", but he had never been scruffed before, and the tone and volume of my voice, clued him in, he was doing something bad, as mommy only talks sternly to them, when they are baddy boys.
It didn't take him long, to figure out, if he growled, mommy spoke sternly, he got scruffed, and mousey toy went bye bye. He hasn't done it in a long time, but the other night, heard him growling, yup, mousey toy, I took it out of his mouth, toy went bye bye. So he knows, if he growls, mousey toy is gone.
They got like a zillion toys, and he only does it with the mousey toy, and they got like a zillion mousey toys too, but that one is his favorite.
Start with that, teach her to yeild to you, in aggressive situations, once you establish yourself, as the head kitty, the head of the pride, the rest goes alot smoother. Best of luck.