1. Use a repellent to keep your cat off the kitchen counter
- Motion-activated pet deterrents.
- Double-sided sticky tape.
- Aluminum foil.
- Citrus fruit peels.
- Tin cans, filled with dry beans.
- Find more ways to deter cats here.
Why is my cat suddenly jumping on counters?
Some cats can even launch from the trees onto unsuspecting prey. Your cat might feel safe hanging out on your counter tops, surveying his realm. The most likely reason that your cat jumps onto the counters is because he has learned that you often have good things up there…they are famous for being curious, after all!
How do I stop my cat from jumping on the table?
If your cat is rewarded for jumping on the counter, the behavior will continue. Keep your counters, table, and sink clear of food at all times. Buy several cheap plastic placemats and cover one side of them with double-sided tape. Keep the placemats on your counters and tables when they aren’t in use.
Do cats learn if you punish them?
The Do’s of How to Discipline a Cat
Do reinforce good behaviors: Cats don’t learn from punishment, but by praising them and sharing healthy treats you can teach them to recognize when they’re doing something right. Do stop immediately during “bad” behaviors: Disciplining your cat doesn’t always have to be active.
Photo in the article by “Cecyl GILLET”