I haven't had a cat since I got married nearly 20 years ago because my hubby just doen't like them, but somehow I convinced him to let me take home a little grey kitty from a litter my sister rescued. So, I have no idea of the right way to go about training one. Dogs are so much easier.
She is sweet and adorable and gets along famously with my dogs but she has an appalling habit: she latches her little claws into the flesh of my legs and climbs my body! I don't mind her climbing me but she will not stop latching onto my bare flesh! I have taken to wearing long pants in the house to keep her from shredding me to pieces but hell it's summertime and this is not acceptable in 100 degree weather, even inside with air-conditioning. I want to train her to stop this altogether but nothing I've tried has worked, including pushing her away when she makes like I'm a tree, telling her no! very firmly, squirting her gently with a small water gun...is it even possible to make a cat stop doing something they want to do?
Help me, please.
Her name is Sally Heart, btw. Don't look at me, I let my nieces name her- I am just the kitty boarder, you see, Sally is still their kitty..