Is it possible to train a 6 year old cat to scratch on device instead of carpet? I can't seem to break him of it?

Toro used a scratching post just a few times but much prefers the carpet. Its' getting so bad the carpet has all these pulls coming up. I even…

ASKED BY Toro on 8/20/10
TAGGED scratching, carpet, wontusescratchingpost, emerycatscratcher, wontlistenwhenitellhimno IN Scratching