Cat Training Aids

Cat Training Aids To Teach Your Furry Friend To Behave

Cats are notorious for being stubborn and thickheaded. Perhaps that is just one of the many reasons that cat lovers generally can be spotted from a mile away with their fur covered clothing and furniture. But teaching your beloved kitty good manners doesn’t have to be a chore. There are several cat training aids available on the market, which will allow you to train your cat exactly where he or she is allowed to go and to help keep your home, and your sanity, intact.

Aside from commercial cat training aids, which can be found in a wide variety of places, there are many things right in your own home that can be used to teach your kitty some manners. Most of these, if not already owned, can be found in any discount store and can save you thousands on shredded furniture and broken dishes.

Cat Training Aids

Cat Training Aids
Cat Training Aids

Stop Them From Scratching

If your cat has an issue with tearing up your walls and furniture, as cats often do, there are a number of products widely available that you can use to protect your home. These cat training aids are relatively inexpensive, as well. But, in the meantime, it is still possible to protect your home, and keep kitty from tearing anything else up, until you are able to purchase those items.

The very first training aid that most people will overlook right in their own home is bubble wrap. Until you are able to purchase the hard plastic cat training aids that fit directly onto the corners of your sofa, you can take bubble wrap and cover these areas with it. This also works on many other surfaces, too.

The first time your cat hooks his or her claws into the bubble wrap, the sound alone should keep them from coming back to that spot. However, it is a good idea to purchase the plastic cat training aids as soon as possible, because once you take the bubble wrap off, cats will generally come back to the same spot they clawed before.

Get Off My Counters!

One of cat owners’ biggest concerns, however, is the fact that their furry friend will not stay off of the kitchen counters, resulting in cat hair in dishes and food. Yuck! But don’t worry, there are plenty of cat training aids to assist with this problem, as well.

In the meantime, however, there are a few things you can do to prevent Fluffy from jumping up there, or at least from staying on the counters for very long. To begin with, remember the old saying that duct tape fixes everything? Well, in the case of temporarily replacing cat training aids, it is certainly true.

To stop your cat from jumping up on your counters until you are able to purchase more permanent cat training aids, place a few strips of duct tape, sticky side up, onto your counter. Place three or four long strips onto the counter your cat most uses, and place them about three inches apart, so as to cover a larger space.

These are only temporary cat training aids, and should only be used until you are able to purchase permanent cat training aids. Remember, these aids are inexpensive, and can save you thousands on property your cat might otherwise destroy.

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