spray bottle training

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Curiosity is the- key.
Purred: Sun Jul 28, '13 7:35am PST 
I've always used a spray bottle to train my cats over the years, a quick squirt to let them know the dining room table and kitchen counters are off limits.

Well, I adopted a new 5 month old kitten a couple weeks ago, and tried the squirt bottle technique when he got on the counters last week, and he loved it, thinking it was some sort of game! Since then, I notice he loves to play with water--his water bowl, the sink, even coming in the shower with me. I've never had a cat like this.

Does anyone have an alternative that works just as well? Can of coins? Blast of air?

Please and thank you for the help. shrug


I may meow to- you if you're- worthy
Purred: Mon Jul 29, '13 2:35pm PST 
That is funny - with Tig & SMitty all I have to do is turn the faucet on & they bolt. Maizy looks at me like "ok what?" when I have squirted. Felix cannot jump up due to his legs, so I am lucky in that respect. They do have a product I think called scram or something, it is a can of compressed air that lets out a little puff (it is motion activated) Also you can try sticky tape too.