Published at Friday, July 13th, 2018 - 02:21:33 AM. . By Phoenix Mahan.
Next, you are gong to need to entice your cat to use the scratching post. To do this, you can rub catnip all over it. The scent will spark your fur balls curiosity. Soon after he or she shows interest, the scratching should begin. If your cat is not fond of catnip, you can put some other treats on top of the post and get the same outcome. For the first week or so, every time you notice your cat is using the post, be sure to positively reinforce the behavior. Give him or her a treat, and verbally praise him or her. A quick stroke is also a great way for you to show your cat that the behavior is acceptable to you.
Try out this plan shared by our friends Joe and Shelley at Pet Tree Houses. What started as a DIY project for these former home builders has turned into a second career crafting beautiful indoor tree houses for cats. Here’s their spin on a natural scratch post.
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