I'm so frustrated. My cat will NOT leave one corner of my couch alone. He doesn't bother any other furniture. I've tried everything I can think of. I have tried 3 different types of scratch pads/posts right next to the corner. It worked briefly, then right back to the couch. I've tried spraying him with water when he goes for the couch and giving him treats and pets when he goes for the pad. No go. The second I'm not looking right back at the couch. I have tried startling him by clapping or banging a pot when he goes near the couch corner. Nope. I've tried those cover things (soft paws) that go over their nails on three occasions now- he gets most of them off within a half hour. I keep his nails clipped. Doesn't seem to help.
Also, anyone know how to repair a damaged corner of upholstery? It's really unsightly and I don't want to have to buy a new couch (unslickdeal).
Cover the corner with something he won't like to scratch, like tin foil or plastic. Once you break the cycle, you can remove the cover. Also move the post a little further from the spot so he won't associate the post with that corner. Another thing to help encourage him to use the scratching post more is to rub cat nip all over it.
Is the post carpet or sisal? Some cats don't like sisal, mine wouldn't touch the stuff.
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Spray bottle filled with water and some vinegar - when you see the cat approach the sofa squirt the cat, the cat won't know what direction it is coming from and will eventually learn not to scratch at the sofa. They will intensely dislike the smell of the vinegar added to the water as well.
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