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?
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
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
If you’re bought a brand new couch
Not a cheap couch
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
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!