Give the cat a tiny treat whenever he is affectionate (or whatever behavior you desire). Completely ignore him when he's exhibiting undesirable behavior (unless it's destructive....then remove him from that area). Eventually, once you are getting the behavior you desire, you can make the treats intermittent, so it's more of a jackpot when he gets it (lots of treats) but only once in a while. Good luck.
I adopted two feral cats. One has come around and is friendly. The most feral one has finally stopped swiping and hissing. I leave both their carriers out and give them snacks (real turkey or tuna) in their carriers leaving the door open. I do that twice a day. I sing softly to the most feral one. ( I really do) I only touch her under her chin or chest while i speak softly to her. She is no longer nasty. If I try to pet her and she's not in the mood she takes her paw and pushes my hand away. No claws, no hissing! I have to say I had a fear of these two cats but we've learned from each other. Hope it works for you.
Seriously, I've had 2 cats that were both just horrible! Mine were both girls, im not sure about yours, but i had them for years and there is absolutely nothing i could do to make them nice. Finally we had to get rid of them! That seems like the simplest solution!
Watch the tv show on cable the animal planet channel called "My cat from hell" you will learn from watching this program. It will take several shows to watch before you learn, but this tv show is very educaitonal and it teaches you how cats behave, think and react to every situation. Please Please watch this program!!!!!
Whenever my kitten does something disobedient, I spray her with water. She then obeys what i say. Also, you can give her/him a treat at the end of the day for being a "nice kitty." Make sure you don't play with her with your hands. He/she will learn to swat and bite hands. Use a cat toy.
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I had one like that my parent either got rid of it but you don't want to do that so just keep petting it so it knows its loved, but if it bites don't keep it. When its bad don't let it have its way but you don't hit it you make an animal what it is. Hope this helps
Watch the show "My Cat From Hell" on The Animal Channel and you will learn a lot about cat behavior. Don't hit the cat. Do not pop it on the nose. Do not spray it with water and especially not vinegar - that is horrible. Cats respond in kind - mean to them - they mirror mean back. There is a reason why they do what they do. I really can't answer such a vague question without knowing the circumstances. Give your cat a special place to climb and play. Offer places in the house where they can jump up on high places where they feel safe. Play with the cat to help the cat release tension. Keep the litter box clean. Kitties love toys. They love paper balls. Do not use yarn. Do not use string. ...continued
pet her and play with her a lot.....if she scratches you punish her and put her in a cage.....after a while she will do the right thing, and not hurt you......when she does something good pet her and reward her with a treat