well pepes breeder came around tonight to help us with pepe. we have to clip his nails every 2 to 3 weeks so he doesnt scratch us, and we have to hold him until he stops carrying on. under no circumstances are we allowed to let him go. she said some maine coons have a tendency to walk all over their owners and if you cut them a little bit of slack, they think they can do whatever they like. the breeder and her daughter held him for about 30 minutes straight and boy he was not a happy chappy. he bit, hissed and growled at them and tried to scratch them. but towards the end of them holding him he calmed down. she also showed us a way to hold him so we are more in control. shes unsure whether we can fix the play aggression problem but she said he will definately grow out of it, its just a matter of when. so, tough love for pepepoohead!! the feliway will come in handy when we hold him, he might feel a little less threatened. she also managed to sneak in a nail clipping and brushing session for us, woohoo!