Cat behavior problem? Solution the Ssscat?

Cat behavior problem? Solution the Ssscat?

by Michael

Do you agree that this device is the way to stop a “cat behavior problem”? I don’t because a cat walking on a kitchen counter, to me, is not a cat behavior problem but a cat behaving normally. Therefore it is a “cat owner’s problem”.

And if the cat owner is so sensitive to this sort of cat behavior they have a moral obligation to deter it in a non-threatening, non-frightening way.

Because to scare a cat for behaving normally it to create an environment for the cat that is unnatural hostile and confusing.

Manufacturers dream up these new devices by feeding on peoples’ sensitivities.

An alternative to people who don’t like cats walking on counters is to not have a cat.

A worse example of this nasty device in action can be seen if you click on this link:

http://youtu.be/oN5jL7B8Ocg (I can’t embed it here because the maker won’t allow it).

Michael

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Cat behavior problem? Solution the Ssscat?

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Apr 04, 2012
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Sickening NEW
by: Cat lover

My heart goes out to that cat living with an owner who thinks training by shock and fear is the way to go.
Anyone who punishes a cat in any way at all including the ridiculous water squirting so many recommend needs a short sharp lesson in cat care.
Maybe a shock or a squirt of water at them would teach it?


Apr 04, 2012
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Sickening NEW
by: Cat lover

My heart goes out to that cat living with an owner who thinks training by shock and fear is the way to go.
Anyone who punishes a cat in any way at all including the ridiculous water squirting so many recommend needs a short sharp lesson in cat care.
Maybe a shock or a squirt of water at them would teach it?


Apr 03, 2012
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CRUEL STUPID PEOPLE NEW
by: Rose

How can people be so cruel,yes it did sound like a giggle as the poor creature got the fright of its life,shocked,beeped at and squirted at too.
What sort of monsters treat cats that way and stand and watch and laugh!
That cat must be a nervous wreck.
Even squirting liquids is stupid and pointless and can be dangerous too,anyone who can’t teach a cat acceptable behavior without resorting to cruelty has no right to have a living creature in their power.
It makes me sick!


Apr 03, 2012
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Sheer cruelty, scaring a cat ! NEW
by: Anonymous

That’s sheer cruelty, scaring a cat to get of counter.
Being cat owners/rescuers/helpers for over 50 yrs
there easier more effective ways to train cats.
A friend that has a place where people drop off young unwanted cats, was telling me that a young siamese was very energetic & she was thinking about getting the poor cat declawed, of course I was angered & said “That’s very mean to do that, simply get a spray bottle filled with water & use it, cat will learn very quickly what’s not good behaviour”
her reply was “I’ll try that, its a lot cheaper too”
most people don’t think what’s the proper way”
Our cats never get up on table or counters, a simple “aawk” suffices. Cats are inteligent & train well.
keenpetite
Southeast Arizona


Apr 03, 2012
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Shocked NEW
by: Dorothy

I just hate it. Can’t stand it.

Dorothy


Apr 03, 2012
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MORONS! NEW
by: Barbara

When the stupid beeper went something was sprayed at the cat as well, is this the hallowed “water spray” that so may people think is acceptable? That poor cat got the fright of it’s life and it would have been so easy for the morons in the background who were stood waiting for the entertainment of watching the cat’s fright to have simply lifted her down. I want to swear badly, my BP is off the scale AGAIN at the cruelty of people.

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Apr 03, 2012
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How cruel !!!!! NEW
by: Ruth

Did I hear a woman giggle as the cat jumped off the counter in fright?
They deliberately stood there watching and waiting knowing the cat would be shocked and frightened.
They should not be allowed to have a cat in their home.
How very cruel some people are and how cruel the inventors of scat mats are.
It’s very easy to stop a cat from going where you don’t want him to, simply lift him gently down each time he does it and distract him and he will get the message.
Another solution is to simply close the door.
It makes my heart ache to think of cats living with idiots who don’t know the first thing about them and who think scat mats and other punishments are OK.
I can’t bear to look at the other video, this one was bad enough!

Kattaddorra signature Ruth



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