(Closed) Training your Cat

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have heard that putting aluminum foil on furniture keeps cats off of it because don’t like it. My grandma swears it works….

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@LittleMissPolkaDot:  <


this does actually work. But, who wants to have aluminum foil all over everything LOL 😀

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Do you have a cat tree? Some cats just like to be up high and since furniture is sometimes the highest thing in the room that’s the only option they have. Cats aren’t like dogs in that they’re totally happy being confined to the floor. If you don’t have one, it will help. Also, some pet stores carry an automatic sprayer that will spritz cats with water when it senses them in front of it. Friend of ours used it to keep his cat off the kitchen table when he wasn’t home.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

aluminum foil, sticky tape/pads and bubble wrap are great for training cats not to get on surafaces or not to claw.  Once they’re trained not to do that, you can take it off.  Also there are sprays you can get that are supposed to repel cats.  Not sure if they work.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

there is a spray you can get at the local pet stores.. i havent tried it yet but Fiance boss swears by it… my kitten is out of hand at times too. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

In my life, animals have always been allowed on furniture, and I imagine it would be pretty hard to keep a cat off of furniture!  Cats love to climb and see things from a height.

Is there a particular reason the cat wouldn’t be allowed on the furniture?  Like are you afraid of fur?  Scratching?  Like our cats get on the couch, bed, etc. and we just use a pet hair remover to get the hair off.  And they were trained not to scratch the furniture.

ETA: I used the “no scratch” spray to teach them not to scratch the furniture.  It kept them from scratching, but I don’t think it would keep them off of it.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@hotchildinthecity:  you make a good point about cats wanting to be high up.  OP, maybe  get your cat her own furniture, ie a cat tree, that she can climb and sit high on.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

My cats love aluminum foil. Then again they’ll play with just about anything. We let them on the furniture, they don’t shed or scratch at it.

You can buy a clicker and train them that way. Try googling it or browsing youtube. I haven’t tried it but I’ve heard it works.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@hotchildinthecity:  “Cats love to climb and see things from a height.”

–> THIS

If the cat doesn’t have plenty of other opportunities to be high up, then good luck trying to keep her away from the furniture!

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