Cat Behavior Training: How to Keep Your Cat Off the Counter

By Dr. Denice Moffat

 Cats on the counter:  Clear strapping tape is an excellent hair removal device . . . and also useful for training cats to stay off kitchen counters. Lay several pieces of  tape on the counter sticky side up where you think the cat will jump. Make sure you use only eight-inch pieces so the tape doesn’t strangle the cat after it freaks out when the counter “attacks” it. I love this method because the cat doesn’t associate the negative incident with your presence. You actually become the hero by removing the tape. This technique has worked with every cat owner I’ve ever shared it with. That spray bottle technique never worked for my cats.