I have 2 cats One is 2 years old and the other is only a year old. They keep scratching at our stairs..they are carpeted. We have a scratching post, scratching mat thing, and tons of toys. What can I do to stop them?
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Your kitties are still relatively young - you need to reinforce the training of using the scratching posts instead of the stairs. I have the same issue with my two cats - occasionally they are just going to do it - when they get excited - and they forget. Consistency - training - it will help - a loud clap and NO when they do it as well and a treat for using the post. Also, clip their nails more regularly so when they do make the mistake - the chances of them doing any real damage is minimal.
Joey answered on 9/23/11. Helpful? / 0