The moment your cat scratches a human or does something you deem as inappropriate behavior, give it a firm "No!" Although cats believe that you are their pet, it is still important to show who is boss. Avoid yelling, as this may scare the cat, but use a tone other than you normally do so that your cat understands your seriousness. Also, add its name, so it fully understands that the disciplinary action is directed towards it.
Another option for disciplining your cat is to give it the silent treatment, meaning, ignore it. Immediately stop playing, interacting and giving any affection toward your kitty. It will immediately understand that you no longer want to play with it and should walk away. Should it attempt an "apology" by rubbing against you while purring, give it a slight pat to accept, but do not cuddle as normal so it understands her punishment.
Physical discipline with your cat definitely isn't the best approach since it may become fearful of you. You want to show your cat that biting you is inappropriate. Lightly cuff its face, say "no," and let it go. Spanking or hitting your cat will do more harm than good, as well as chasing it for discipline.
Perhaps one of the most-effective ways to teach a bite-loving cat to stop is to utilize a spray bottle. A bit of a reactive discipline method, you will need to have the spray bottle on hand for any moment the cat strikes. Once it bites, immediately spray it in the face with water so that it is uncomfortable and avoids the actions that cause it to receive the discipline. If it is biting or tearing furniture, you may also want to set a booby trap to spray it whenever it does anything inappropriate.
Don't forget to make time for your cat daily. It needs and wants love from its human! Sometimes cats will act out when they are not getting enough attention or have a medical problem. If you see that your cat's behavior changes abruptly, make an appointment with the vet to ensure that there isn't an underlying issue.
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