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The counters one I've done before. The best trick I found was putting something they hate to step on on the counter.
Have you seen those floor mats that go under desks? With the little spikes to hold them in the carpet? Turning that upside down on your counter could work, they don't like those.
Another is tape. If you wrap some duct tape around a piece of cardboard and leave the sticky up on the counter, cats hate to step on that. After a few days, they won't want to get up.
As far as biting, what i've done is watch for when is the normal time they bite, then do that thing that makes them bite (but make sure I have a cup of water. get them wet when they bite) This worked with my cat... but I'm sure all are different. The counter thing was easier than the biting thing.
__________________ Susan, dh Tom, dd Megan (14), ds Marcus (12), Our new baby Dean
I never knew until that moment how badly it could hurt to lose something you never really had. - Missed Miscarriage at 10 weeks - 3/26
The best thing that has ever worked for me when it came to training cats (or kittens) not to jump on certain furnature is mouse traps... no I'm talking about the snappy ones but the glue traps work wonders. Just line the edge of counter tops with them, just out of sight from the floor. Once maybe even twice for a stubborn cat having to get that glue out of thier fur will make them not want to chance it again.
Later if they ever forget, or get bold enough to "check" just re-line with new traps. Super easy and super effective.
As far as biting is concerned if it's a kittem most cats will outgrow the little playful nips, but if you want to be sure just whenever he/she bites give 'em a little stern tap on the nose and end play immediatly.