|Purred: Mon Sep 28, '09 9:36pm PST |
this sounds like typical kitten to me. Kittens are very stubborn, as are some cats too. Whenever you are training them out of a behavior, it will escalate before it is extinguished. It's called an extinction period.
All you can really do keep the training consistent, and weather through it. Kingston too, will eventually convince him that when she hisses she means business. For now though, he just hasn't bought into it.
Give him time. I swear Gracie acted pretty brainless when she was a kitten (to the point that if I didn't know better, I would have worried about inbreeding), but nowadays she's a lot quicker at reading the humans' behavior and at understanding when we're trying to convince her not to do something. She actually seems to truly understand the word "No" a lot better than Boris (who is by far the smarter of my two cats, but who only backs off from some bad behavior if he's hissed at). For her part, she needed to just get through her first nine months of life, and then she started calming down a lot. Once she was not a "play 'til you drop asleep where you stand" kitten anymore, she became quite observant.
Edited by author Mon Sep 28, '09 9:37pm PST
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