Where Do You Put a Cat Scratching Post?

If your cat is not using the scratching post you have got her then this can become a problem

It’s frustrating also

You want your cat to use the scratching post you got them

Not avoid it!

Sometimes it’s the location of the scratching post which makes your cat avoid it

So in this article you’re going to learn where to put the scratching post so your cat uses it

Location is very important for your cat to use it

So if you’re tired of your cat not using the scratching post

Then you’re going to love this article

Let’s get started

Where Do You Put a Cat Scratching Post?

Getting your cat to use the scratching can seem like a impossible task for cat parents

No matter what you do

Or how much encouragement you give to your cat

They just won’t use it!

Which is why where you put the scratching post is very important

So let’s look at different places to put the scratching post

Put the scratching post where your cat scratches

A bit of a obvious one but still worth mentioning because sometimes it’s the simplest things we forget

You already know where your cat scratches because she’s left plenty of marks for you on the wall and all other places!

So wherever your cat is scratching put a scratching post there

This will help with two things

Number one – your cat will be scratching the scratching post instead of the wall or whatever it is they’re scratching

Number two – Your cat is physically blocked from scratching the things you don’t want here to!

Okay, but what if my cat is scratching in a place where it’s not convenient to put a scratching post? 

Good question

What you do here is

Put the scratching post where your cat is scratching

And then gradually move it inch by inch to where you want the scratching post to be

This is a great way to train your cat to use the scratching post

Where Your Cat Spends Most Of Their Time

You know your cat better than anyone else and where they love to chill out

So ideally you should try to have at least one scratching post in every room

Especially where they hang out most of the time

Think about where your cat loves to do activities such as looking out of the window, playing

Or even a spot where they love taking a nap

This is why it’s important to have a cat scratching tree

Basically a cat tree that has scratching posts

Cats love cat trees

They can do a lot of things on it

It’d be easier to incline your cat to use the scratching posts that is already part of a cat tree

In fact I actually have a top 5 best cat scratching post guide which you should definitely check out

I review my top 5 cat scratching trees and trust me there’s some pretty awesome recommendations!

You can check it out by clicking the link below

My Top 5 Best Cat Scratching Tree 

There are so many advantages getting a cat tree that has scratching posts

Put The Scratching Posts Near Those Things That Are Very Valuable To You 

For example

If you’re bought a brand new couch

Not a cheap couch

It’s expensive 

So the last thing you want is your little furball to scratch it all up!

Putting a scratching posts near these sort of things will have prevent your cat destroying your home decor

Another thing you can do is block off the side of the couch

Or add double sided tape onto the furniture to stop your cat from scratching

You can check out my article

How do you keep a cat from scratching up the furniture 

You can also add some protective shield to the side of your couch to stop your cat from scratching it too

Wrapping It Up

Where you put the a scratching post is very important in order for your cat to use it

What happens is, sometimes our little furbaby avoids the scratching posts and continues ruining the wallpaper or the couch

But if you place the scratching posts in places where your cat scratches or where your cat hangs out

It’s more likely your cat will use the scratching post and not your wallpaper or furniture

It’s very important to do this because

If your cat carries on with this behavior then it can cause you to become angry at your cat

This can lead to you shouting at your cat which will result in your furball being scared of you

And when this happens this can lead to other problems because your cat could become stressed out

But if your cat is using the scratching posts

Then all this can be avoided

To get your cat to use the scratching post

Where to put them is very important

Hopefully in this article you know exactly where to put the scratching post!

 

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