By 44delta from Edmonton, AB
A jet stream spray from a water bottle when you catch them in the act works wonders and it only takes a few times to work ;-) Oh, but say not a word when you do it so they don't associate the act with your voice!
We finally found out how to stop this and I couldn't believe how cheap it was, AND that we had both ingredients in the house. We took the lable off of an emtpy can, put several coins in it and placed it on top of the chair where Molly liked to scratch. The can made such a racket that she jumped a foot and will not go anywhwere near that chair. She then tried the couch, so I put the can near that spot, she only had to hear that can and coins fall once there too. She now uses her scratching posts which have been here as long as the furniture. Silly cat.
How can I stop my cats from more clawing door frames and elsewhere? They have scratching posts, but they started this behavior while I was on a three week trip and the cats had cat sitters. It was probably a protest at my being gone, but it's a habit now. I do trim their nails when I can. De-clawing is not an option. Help.
By Cateyes from Lake County, OH
By Helena C
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