Q: How Do I keep him down?

October 5, 2010 | By Ches21 | 2 answers | Expired: 1529 days ago


Shorty is my 7 year old male orange tabby cat. Shorty like Teddy has a new spot that is a bad place for him to be. Shorty likes to sleep on top of my bookshelf but only when my breakables are up there so I took them down but he is still getting up there and I would like to put my breakables back up there but he will nock them down I need to know how to keep him off the top of my bookshelf. Help?

Readers' Answers (2)

Oct 06, 2010

I think cats, especially older ones, can be difficult to train. I am allergic to my husband's cat and try to keep her away from me when I'm sleeping or sitting somewhere. Before I had to push her off several times. Now if I push her once she stays away. I think cats just take longer to get the hing that they're not supposed to do something since they seem to believe they allow us to live there as opposed to the other way around. My suggestion would be to move anything Shorty uses to climb on top of the bookcase. If he's just jumping up there, I might just try to find new homes for the breakables. Cats are just more stubborn than dogs and it may just be easier to give in.

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Oct 11, 2010

be consistent about removing him, gentle returning him to the floor, and then praising him after 3 seconds so he learns "ah, this is where i should be!"
line the bookcase w/clear double-sided tape, this usually keeps those paws off.

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