Topics for this course
Why Cats Scratch
Why Cats Scratch00:3:26
Check Your Knowledge: Why Do Cats Scratch?
How to Choose a Scratching Post
How to Choose the Right Scratching Post00:3:26
Check Your Knowledge: Best Scratching Materials
Positioning the Scratching Post
Positioning the Scratching Post00:001:11
Check Your Knowledge: Scratching Post Placement
Redirecting Scratching Behavior
How to Redirect Your Cat’s Behavior00:4:03
Gathering Your Materials00:00
Check Your Knowledge: Deterring and Redirection
In this course hosted by Dr. Rachel Geller, Ed.D., you’ll take your cat from couch-shredder to a confident scratching post user. Feline scratching behavior is normal, healthy, and should not be discouraged. Instead of being frustrated with your cat’s scratching, Dr. Geller will teach you how to train your cat to scratch in appropriate, non-destructive locations.
If you’re living with a hardcore shredder, this course will take you from struggling with unwanted scratching behavior to having a cat who loves scratching their post.
What Will I Learn?
Part1Why you don't want to stop your cat from scratching
Part2Which kinds of scratching posts and pads actually work
Part3How to redirect your cat's scratching behavior effectively
5 video lessons
Recommendations for the best scratchers and deterrents
To get the most out of this course, we recommend that you follow along with each of the training steps with your cat.
New cat guardians
Anyone whose cat tends to scratch unwanted surfaces