cats and counters!

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  1. funkychunkymonkey

    funkychunkymonkey DIS Veteran

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    How do I train a cat to stay off the counter? the cat has even gone as far as jumping on my stove tonnight:eek: I allow them to jump up on the conter by my fish tank (which is seprated from the rest of the counter) to get on the fridge and cabinate tops (they sleep there). How do I train her? I have 3 cats but only ONE sassy one!
     
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  3. furb & dez

    furb & dez City Bear Jamboreers

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    I use SSSCAT. Took only 3 days to train them.
     
  4. hodgieha

    hodgieha Mouseketeer

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    Two tricks that I have heard about are to put salt on the counter or tinfoil. Cats don't like the feel on their feet. Or you could get a spray bottle with water and spray the cat when you see it on the counter.
     
  5. GraysMom

    GraysMom DIS Veteran

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    I've heard of the tinfoil method too and we tried it when we adopted our second cat from my grandparent's farm. She's pretty clueless and apparently missed the message that she's supposed to dislike foil, and water, and ...
     
  6. Muushka

    Muushka <font color=red>I usually feel like I just stepped

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    This. Plus a very loud SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS noise.

    40+ years of cats and I have yet to have one on the counter.:thumbsup2
     
  7. crazyme5kids

    crazyme5kids DIS Veteran

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    Mine too. SSSSSSSSSSS noises don't work. In fact we haven't found any noise that keeps my one cat off of the table or counters. Sometimes it sounds like Satan is in the house with the noises coming from my mother trying to get the darn cat off of things.
     
  8. MichelleVW

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    I gave up. Honestly I don't care anymore. I put them down if I see them up there, but I just clean the counters before I eat.
     
  9. Imzadi

    Imzadi Saved by an angel in a trenchcoat

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    Me too. My cat knows where she can go and where not to go. It took a lot of dedicated squirting and being consistent though and saying loud, "NO!" a lot for several months. Then one day, she either grew up enough to understand, or she got tired of fighting me on squirting her and shooing her down. She suddenly stopped. :thumbsup2
     
  10. Aurora63

    Aurora63 <font color=0066CC>I do look ravishing, don't I?<b

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    Love the kitties! Mine respond very nicely o the aquirt bottle. I just have to pick it up and he bolts.
     
  11. mackeysmom

    mackeysmom Let's Go Mets!

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    I'm not sure I can be of any help with this problem :) ...

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  12. mommasita

    mommasita DIS VETERAN Moderator

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    LOL. This is me too. They jump all over. I just wipe it all down with cleaner ALL day long :rotfl2:
     
  13. kcool

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    I have heard that double sided tape works. Put it on your counter and they will hate it. I let mine on the counter too.
     
  14. Katieinwonderland

    Katieinwonderland Disney bride July 2008

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    Same here. Only one of mine gets up on the counters, but I gave up trying to convince him not to ages ago. I tried everything, including squirting him with the hose nozzle from the sink - at one point he even jumped onto the stove when it was on and burned all four paws...that didn't deter him either.

    When I cook, I clean the counters and shut him away until I'm done. Other than that, I've given up trying to train this one!
     
  15. funkychunkymonkey

    funkychunkymonkey DIS Veteran

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    well, I guess the avalance of boxes worked (had all my movin ones on the table and they fell). she has decided the counters, cabnates are no longer cool places but the baby lettuce box (that takes up a good deal of my kitchen) rocks! guess ill be walking on a box for a few years :rotfl: while on the topic, How do I get said kitty to LEAVE the kitchen? She wont venture into any other room (including the attached living room) without being carried and the minute I put her down she runs off to the kitchen. Shes not an only kitty (shes got two playmates, one who likes her and one who dosent). Any ideas?
     
  16. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    i can't answer your question op.

    i have a cat and a new kitten.

    they jump on my counters and on the dining table all the time.
    if they fall asleep on the counter, i move them to the floor.


    i just live with it...............
     
  17. PaulaSB12

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    Blackie He is quite clearly saying servant where are my noms????
     
  18. muffyn

    muffyn "hmmm*

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    two words
    Scat Mat

    seriously, best product for training pets. keeps my 4 dogs from stepping out of the kitchen ( got tired of hair & skanky couches)

    took only a day to train puppies to stay put.

    (& of course its amusing for teenagers, to try to get their friends to stand on it)
     
  19. afnaechiquita

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    This looks amazing!!! I am having the biggest problem keeping my cat out of the wires behind my TV. I resorted to slapping Tiger Balm all over the back of my TV stand, as the internet told me cats hate the smell. While my cat does hate the smell (and makes the best face at it), it goes away and I have to reapply it. I wonder if I can make this fit back behind there??
     
  20. PollyannaMom

    PollyannaMom I was a click-clack champ!!

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    I've heard bubble wrap works. (Please videpo tape if you try it!)

    But I really agree with this -

    I can't be sure they haven't gone up there when I not home, so I just assume they have, and clean it.

    Besides, who actually puts the food right on the counter? - I eat off plates, cut on a cutting board, etc. They don't walk on those, because I don't leave them out.
     
  21. afnaechiquita

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    Mine gets all up in my drying rack for dishes when I'm washing them (lacking a dishwasher). It makes it an impossible task.

    He also really loves to sit IN the sink. Is this a common thing for cats? Not only will I find him in the sink, but when I go to the bathroom, he sprints past me and does a long jump into the tub. I've had cats before who never did this.
     

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