Cats and Countertop Jumping
can be solved with some simple aversion techniques.
- Never leave
enticing bits of food on the counter when not
- Be sure the
cat has access to food and water at all times.
- Use the following
remote corrections to effectively discourage
cookie sheets or long pieces of cardboard
along the edge of the counter where the
cat jumps up;
a motion detector that reacts with a startling
sound on the countertop when leaving home
for the day;
double-sided tape on the counter or
a carpet runner with plastic points facing
upward over area.
- Place Snappy
Trainers along counters. Snappy Trainers look
like mousetraps with a large flap or paddle.
When tripped they spring closed, make a noise
while flipping over in the air, and startle
but does not harm your pet.
- Some cats
seem to have an aversion to lemon scents. Place
lemon scent air fresheners in areas that you
don’t want your cat to go near.