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How to stop dcat jumping on worktop?

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Foxton20 Mon 23-Dec-19 18:39:56

I bloody hate it! But Demelza has learn how to use the kitchen door handles as a ladder.

How do I stop it?!

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KittenVsXmastree Mon 23-Dec-19 18:45:38

Mine quickly learnt "Down" when found on the work surfaces.
Then they worked out I could often hear them jump up if I was in the house, and would come tell them "Down".
I'm 100% sure they go up there when we aren't about tho.

Cats often dont like foil - so you could line the surfaces with foil for a bit, and see if that discourages her.
Or space empty tin cans along the edge to make a horrible noise when she jumps up there. Both may be worth a try.
Good luck.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Dec-19 18:50:09

I just used to wipe round before cooking.

Haffdonga Mon 23-Dec-19 18:55:06

Sharp hiss and loud clap every time she tries.

Lamentations Mon 23-Dec-19 18:57:30

I pick mine up, put them outside and shut the door. They have learned to not always do it.

Winterdaysarehere Mon 23-Dec-19 18:59:58

Quick splash with a few drops of water and a clap...

Expressedways Mon 23-Dec-19 19:02:13

Yeah I’ve tried everything including hissing, firmly telling them to go down, creating barriers of cans and even once squirting the cat with a water pistol from a Christmas cracker every time he went up there before I decided that was a bit mean. The lesson he took from all of this was was that he wasn’t allowed up there when someone was looking... I’d recommend a quick wipe down with antibac spray of all surfaces before preparing food.

elephantoverthehill Mon 23-Dec-19 19:04:49

I clap and shout 'Get down' it works 9 times out 10. If not I push her on the bottom so she has to jump.

slipperywhensparticus Mon 23-Dec-19 19:04:57

Static mat?

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 23-Dec-19 19:09:17

I’m sure someone on here’s cat used to watch her coming home on the kitchen windowsill and dismount before she actually got in the house.

Indella Mon 23-Dec-19 19:27:55

You put tinfoil on your worktops
Make a loud noise
Push them down
And eventually admit defeat knowing they do it when you’re not there anyway and start cleaning your worktops before you use them.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 23-Dec-19 19:39:39

Weirdly , my 2 cats son't walk on the worktops shock

And no I'm not delusional , they leave muddy pawprints on the floor , the windowsills,the tablecover oilcloth , my bed I know where they walk , just follow the evidence ........

They expect more than a clap though, they'd want a round of applause, whopping, whistling and ticker tape grin

TroysMammy Thu 26-Dec-19 09:53:28

Fluffycloudland77 I had one that did that.

Unfortunately my current kitten Haribo is a nightmare. He actually enjoys being sprayed with water and the word "down" is not in his vocabulary.

Khione Thu 26-Dec-19 10:17:35

I think if you start when they are a kitten and you are around all the time you have a slight chance of teaching them.

If you miss that window then tough - the best they learn is not to get caught.

gamerwidow Thu 26-Dec-19 10:21:04

My cats don’t go on the work top but only because it’s a poor vantage point and a bit boring. At my old house it afforded a great view of the garden and they were up there whenever my back was turned no matter what I did to discourage.
I think unfortunately if it’s an attractive spot the best you can do is train them to not do it when you’re there.

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