Keeping The Stubborn Cats Off Of Your Counters And Tables-didadi

Pets As much as you love your furry feline friends, they can be downright annoying and stubborn sometimes. Cats are curious by nature, so they love to explore. They particularly love to explore higher ground, which is good for them but unfortunate for you. That means they love your counters and your tables and anywhere else that provides them with a bird’s eye view of your home. You might be surprised to see that the cherries you left on the table overnight are now spilled onto your floor, or you might be surprised to see the dinner you just cooked half eaten by the time you return into the room. While that may be alright for some cat owners, it is understandable why it is unacceptable behavior. After all, cats paws are on the floor all day and they are also in the litter box. Traces of dirt, bacteria, feces and urine can be transferred onto your kitchen counter, creating an unhealthy cooking environment. Keeping the cats off of the counters will be a difficult task, but it can be done with a little effort and determination. The success of each method lies in your cat’s behavior and temperament. More docile, behaved cats might "get it" after a try or two of venturing onto your counters and tables, while other more stubborn, vivacious cats will try repeatedly. You might hear of success stories with just a spray bottle. While there are some cats who learned with a stern "no" and a spray to the face, there is a very good chance that your cat will still go up when you’re not around. Most cats hate to have sticky or wet things on their paws. The first thing you can try out is to lay out sheets of water-filled aluminum foil, whose edges have been folded up to prevent the water from spilling out. You can also lay out double-sided tape as most cats hate having anything stuck to their paws. Or you can cut pieces of tape and scatter them across your countertops. Cats hate loud noise. An airhorn might work, but the cat cannot see you with the airhorn when you trigger it. The trick is to blow it as soon as the cat hops up and lands on the surface. He cannot associate the noise to you because he will know that he can still go up when you’re not around. Another thing that can make a lot of noise are empty cans. With translucent string, you can stretch out sort of a "barb wire" across the front of your countertops or your tables. The ends of the string are secured to the wall with a nail or pin and there are empty cans attached to the end. When the cat hops up and trips the wire, a loud clanging noise will scare him off. Two other forms of deterrent that seem to work fairly well are the Scat Mat and a motion-sensored spray. The Scat Mat emits static bursts of electricity that will shock the cat when he walks over it. The settings can be adjusted and there is no harm done to the animal. The shock is no worse than the static shock you feel when touching a blanket after it was in the dryer. A motion-sensored spray will emit a burst of water when it senses the cat walking by. Experiment and good luck! About the Author: 相关的主题文章: