Getting Your Cat to Stop Scratching Screens
Cats have a nasty habit of scratching furniture and you may find yourself wondering how to get your cat to stop scratching something as fragile as a screen. This article will provide some tips on how to get them to stop scratching your screens.
The first step to getting your cat to stop scratching your screens is to reward-based training. Reinforce certain, appropriate behavior with tasty treats and petting when they do something that you’d like them to repeat or to associate an unpleasant noise with any scratching they do.
Another way to get your cat to stop scratching your screens is to make the surface uninhabitable or less desirable. Try applying a scent or taste deterrent like vinegar to the area or use double-sided tape on the spot they are scratching. You can also provide them with alternate scratching areas, like scratching posts and pads, to deter them from scratching your screens.
Time outs can also be effective for getting your cat to stop scratching your screens. If you catch them in the act of scratching, remove them from the area and place them in a “time-out” area for a few moments. This sends the message that scratching any surface other than the designated scratching area is not allowed.
Trim Nails Regularly
Finally, trimming your cat’s nails regularly will also help to discourage them from scratching your screens. Trimming their nails will not only make them less likely to scratch your screens, but it will also help to protect their scratching surfaces and furniture from being scratched so frequently.
By following these tips and providing your cat with alternate scratching areas, you can successfully get them to stop scratching your screens.