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Hi!

Cooper is the love of my life, but I can't get him to stop scratching! I've tried several spray deterrents, silver foil, and, water bottle spraying. Do you know of any REALLY good furniture spray deterrents as that would be the easiest. Also, are the STICKY PAW strips a training tool or do you have to keep them on permanently?

Thank you so much! Meow!

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Hi
I know how frustrating it can be when your cat scratches your furniture. i am currently training one of mine to leave my sofa alone. generally he used the scratch post i place right next to the leg of the sofa but he still does it occasionally.

All cats are different to how they respond to different training methods, as you say there are sprays and the sticky paws. they are designed to train the cat not to use the furniture so once they realize hey this is not very nice they should stop and you should not have to use the products any more.

i have more information on my website about this issue here which you may be interested in

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best wishes Kate

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Kate Tilmouth

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I can answer most day to day cat problems encountered by owners. I have a good understanding of cat behaviour and problems which may arise from changes to their daily routine. I can advise on cat training including litter training and general day to day cat care issues. I am not a vet and therefore cannot answer medical questions.

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I run my own cat website at http://www.our-happy-cat.com and have been a dedicated cat owner for over 20 years. I have encountered many different cat problems and situations and feel that i have a good understanding of cats and cat ownership.

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I am a platinum member of Ezinearticles where i write mainly cat related articles.

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Educated to High School level and have since worked for many years in a customer support based environment, gaining vocational qualifications.

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