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Does anyone here who has cats, know how to train a kitten to not jump on tabletops?


We have had cats in the past, but it has been so long since we have had a kitten, and I cannot remember how we trained the kittens to not jump up on tabletops. If you have any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks for answering!

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Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) says

3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi teaches, I guess we have to scold them just like children to not do certain things. I tried the foil trick, and it did scare him off initially just because of the rattling noise, but once it was on the table, he just would get right on top of it!

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Mary Strain (mollymeadows) says

3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi mollymeadows, so great to see your lovely smiling face. Hooray for Molly to the rescue! Thanks so much sweet friend!

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Peeples says

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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi peeples, yes, I have never heard of such. Thanks for answering. He will eventually be an indoor/door cat, and we none of our others from long ago that I can recall would do such.

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Rosemary Sadler (Rosemay50) says

3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi Rosemary, LOL, Thanks for answering and that is so interesting about the bell for dinner... well, the dinner bell! That certainly is a handy trick indeed! Appreciate you!

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Kathleen Cochran says

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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi Kathleen, thanks for the real deal answer here!!! LOL, I have no doubt they love you tons! : ) Appreciate the answer.

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John Roberts (JohnGreasyGamer) says

3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi JohnGreasyGamer, good point to be mindful of and I would never wantto injure or traumatize them, and kittens are truly easily impressionable. Thanks for answering.

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Romeos Quill says

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    Romeos Quill 3 years ago

    Seriously though Faith, things like strong peppers or spices left out will deter them.Also spraying water, or placing something sticky on the spot where he/she is likely to jump onto, like tape; aluminium kitchen foil, their paws hate the feel of.


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Jackie Lynnley says

3 years ago
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    Faith Reaper 3 years ago

    Hi Jackie, yes, I am trying to remember just how we did prevent our cats from long ago from doing such. Yes, they are just like children and have to know their boundaries from the get go! I appreciate you sharing of all of your cat tales, so cute ..

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