Your Cat or Dog Nips at Fingers
SOLUTION: Give him something else to do. Young pets get “mouthy” because that’s how they play with their own species, and they don’t know humans don’t like it, Arden explains. Both cats and dogs can learn to fetch, which keeps their mouths focused on a toy instead of your hands. “When they are playing training games with you, they’re concentrating on something other than nipping, and at the same time, you’re developing a more cooperative and respectful relationship,” Arden says. You can also try leaving the room when your cat or dog nips. That lets him know that nipping has negative results, so he’ll be less inclined to do it over time.