I don't know how to stop our toddler 17 months to stop chasing, sitting on, dragging and pulling our cats tail. Things we have tried are:
> distraction (showing him something else to get his attention away from the cat)
> Saying NO firmly and picking him up and moving him
> sitting him on a chair and explaining that he needs to be gentle with the pets
> showing him how to pat and stroke gently
Sometimes these work but not often and he seems to get a huge pleasure from man handling the poor cat as he giggles and claps, then does it again. I feel that the word NO is wearing thin and we dont particularly like using it if it isnt having any affect.
Anyone got ANY ideas? Wil he grow out of it soon or is there a way I can show him how to be gentle with animals??
Thanks in advance for any replies