The newest kitty in our home, affectionately called “Miss Kitty”, likes to climb. She particularly likes the shelves on our bedroom wall, which is a problem.
To put an end to her shelf-climbing, I put water in a spray bottle and kept it next to my bed. Every time I saw her checking out the shelves, I sprayed a stream of water across the room at her. Let me tell you, she does not like it. Needless to say, she started staying away from the shelves and before I knew it, the spray bottle wound up in the kitchen since I found I really didn’t it in the bedroom any longer.
Well tonight, Miss Kitty walked over to an area I did not want her in and when I reached for the spray bottle by my bed, it was not there. Miss Kitty did not seem to realize this either, as she flashed me a look then took off from the area. It was as if she said, I know, I know, I’m outta here.
So using the spray bottle to keep my cats out of my stuff has worked well. And after a while, a pretend bottle even works!