Published at Monday, June 18th, 2018 - 00:47:37 AM. . By Noémie Puente.
Either option works well. And allows you the flexibility to replace the carpet when it wears out or you want to change the look. Peel the backing off the double sided tape and affix your carpet square to the base. Try to align the edge of the carpet square flush with the edge of your plywood base. DIY scratch carpet - Working from the bottom of the base, drive the two wood screws through the pilot holes so they just poke through the carpet on the other side.
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.
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