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  • CricketMeson
    1 Week(s) Ago

    For context the scratching post has been there for at least 3 years.

  • Xylitolisbadforyou
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The post is too small. The scratches on the furniture start well above the top of the post.

  • HauntedCoffeeCup
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mine won’t touch scratching posts like that either but they’ll destroy the cardboard ones with a little catnip sprinkled on it. You try putting catnip on yours yet?

  • littlebitofevrything
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Yeah, the owner didn't get a tall enough scratching post obviously.

  • bum__sniffer
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Sounds like you need a new couch. And a new scratching post.

  • fauxbliviot
    1 Week(s) Ago

    The post is too short, cats can't get the proper angle.

  • Mystrust
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Apply some double sided tape to the sofa where the cat likes to scratch. It might look weird for a while, but worth it to deter the scratching. Worked with my cat and saved our sofa.

  • NikoMessiah
    1 Week(s) Ago

    You should get a taller post.

  • pol_pots
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Not all cats like all posts or scratch pads. I had to buy several scratch pads/posts until I found a scratch pad my cat likes.

  • relishlife
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Get a taller one, and put it in front of the couch. Block the couch and redirect the scratches to the scratcher.

  • tothepainal
    1 Week(s) Ago

    So is someone biting down on the couch when using that dildo ?

  • gorcorps
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mine really like the cardboard scratchers:

    https://www.amazon.com/slp/cardboard-cat-scratcher/zvn8x9p2emj57zo

    You'll feel stupid paying an excessive amount of money for what amounts to just 2" of carboard, but knowing my couch has never been touched with 2 cats... it's worth it. I never put catnip on them either, they just like the cardboard.

  • ferrets_bueller
    1 Week(s) Ago
    1. The post is too short, the cat needs to reach higher to stretch.

    2. Sisal rope is significantly less preferable to sisal fabric. Some cats will use it, but the fabric is much more likely to be used.

    3. The corner is probably easier to access. I have a chair that they like to scratch the back corner of, placing the post in front of it solves that problem.

    This is the best one I've found https://www.chewy.com/frisco-335-in-scratching-posttower/dp/155162

  • TexasGal241
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Have you tried spraying the scratching post with catnip spray or just rubbing some catnip on it? Helps with my little monster.

  • roseycheekies
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I’m so tired of people calling cats assholes and hating cats just because they don’t know how to treat them properly. This scratching post isn’t suitable for the cat. You have to go through a couple to find the right one that your cat likes, just like you should do with their food, bed, litter, etc. There are plenty of cases in which cats are just assholes, but most of the time you just have to read the signs and learn to understand their behavior and your relationship with your cat will thrive. It might suck but that’s just one of the things that comes along with having a pet.

    Cats are one of the most misunderstood animals ever, it makes me sad because they’re so intelligent and very loving as long as you treat them right. They won’t just love you unconditionally like a dog does, you have to earn it and I think that’s really cool.

    Anyways, I’m sorry about your couch. :-( I suggest trying a different scratch post, make sure its taller since your kitty seems to like stretching their body up. You could also get two of them and have them in different spots. Put cat nip on it too, he/she will love that :-) Good luck!

  • DarkNFullOfSpoilers
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I watched my cat try to use the post, but it was flimsy and he stopped the moment it tipped. I think cats like to scratch something stable that then can put their whole weight into. Which is why a lot of them scratch furniture.

    I'm going to try to attach the scratching post to our wall and see what happens. For science.

  • chelseahuzzah
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Cat did you a favor, that’s an ugly-ass couch.

  • please_turn_it_down
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Buy a bigger one! My cat likes to stretch while going wild with her claws.

  • FUCK_KORY
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Fuck yo couch

  • Jixxy1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Double stick tape is your friend

  • nuclearnat
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Like others have said, try different posts. And spray those posts with catnip spray. But if nothing works, I would suggest getting the little claw caps for your cats.

  • Blindjanitor
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I know its been said already, but you need a taller post. This 3ft post will save your furniture.

  • LittleKitty235
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I had this same problem. I discovered my cat has very sensitive feet and didn’t like the rope. I cut up and old pair of jeans and wrapped the post in them. He loves it now and it saved my new couch.

  • mrcmnstr
    1 Week(s) Ago

    In addition to the height and material comments other people are making, you can try rubbing cat nip on the new post you buy to encourage Kitty to change habits.

  • Toxic_Boi_4567
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Some cats don't like the feel of rope

  • InsufferableLoaf
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I have several cats and they all seem to have different scratching preferences. One cat has to stretch out and will scratch anything tall (including my walls). Another hates rope.

    What works for me now is tempting them with better offers than my furniture. So I have a couple ~3.5 foot tall scratching posts and another with a carpeted bump. Also, any leftover cardboard from shipping goes straight onto the floor for those monsters.

    My leather and walls are all pretty untouched now.

  • StinkyDirtBag
    1 Week(s) Ago

    It isn't tall enough as seen by the hight of the scratches. You need a taller one then it will work. Works almost every time, cats wanna stretch. They should respond alone but if you show them the new post they will respond.

  • LeapusGames
    1 Week(s) Ago

    ProTip: Take note of the things your pet does claw, and get scratch posts with similar materials. Then swat them for scratching the wrong thing, and pet them for the correct thing.

    My cat Jack loved scratching at wooden door frames, but has never clawed carpet for furniture. So we got him a driftwood scratch post. Since he learned it was ok he's never scratched a door frame.

  • Bonkies1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Lol I got one of those for my cat too and he could not care less about it. At least he goes outside though and there's a tree with a bunch of marks on it because he scratches it every day

  • triceraquake
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cat destroys the cardboard scratching pads. I was tired of the shavings on the floor, so I got her a nicer carpet and rope set up. She wouldn’t touch it. So back to the cardboard shavings on the floor. Whatever gets her to stop clawing the carpet.

  • normajean521
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Rub catnip on the scratching post.

  • o5mfiHTNsH748KVq
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Mildly?

  • smoke52
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cat is the same way except I found out the little bastards secret! She hates those rope scratch posts. Change that post to a carpet covered one and see if that works! It was like night and day she instantly used her new carpet posts and hasnt touched my couch or bed frame since.

  • SlothTheHeroo
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I have noticed with my cats (3 of them) they each like different textures for scratching posts. 1 cat likes the fluffy carpet feeling, 1 likes the rope+the harder carpet feeling and the last cat likes cardboard scratching posts. It may just not be the right one for them. We had a fluffy carpet one for a year and no one touched it, until we got out 3rd car who rips it up. I’m happy she uses it. Try some different ones!

  • God-of-Tomorrow
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Too small cats like to claw something they can pull a stretch out with, or at least I think my cat only claws things to stretch.

  • _N_S_FW
    1 Week(s) Ago

    There are scratching posts with carpeted surfaces. That rough rope like material is tough on cat claws, especially if you cut them short. Just a tip.

  • curvychick37
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Try a taller post. My cat likes to fully stretch out to scratch so he needs a pretty tall post.

  • Avfcj1
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Scratching post isn't tall enough

  • inbooth
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Buy scrap upholstery fabric (or dive it) and put it on the post.

    Its likely the material style the cat likes.

    My cats loved it when I did it. I also rubbed some nip on the inside to get them to focus on it rather than furniture so that probably helped...

  • DimitriElephant
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Your scratching post isn’t tall enough from what I can see. Cats like to stretch out, hence why the clawing is higher than what the scratch post is.

  • Symbolmini
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Our cat has a lovely cat tree. He sleeps on it and all kinda of things. He will not scratch it. I have even taken his front paws, pushed out his claws, trying to get him to try it out and he just looks at me like wtf are you doing.

  • DevilGuy
    1 Week(s) Ago

    you can't just buy a scratching post and think that's the end of the problem, you have to reinforce what is good to scratch and what isn't, and putting the post in a place where they're already scratching something doesn't make them want to scratch that instead. What you have to do is get a post, put it somewhere else in the room or nearby, get them to scratch that, and praise and reward them for it, and watch the thing you don't want them scratching and chase them off it when they do. Eventually they'll start associating the post with good and the other thing with bad, making sure they're not in the same location will help them not be confused about where to scratch. Also, if this is the only scratching post, you need about 5 more dotted around the house, especially in places they like to hang out.

  • derek_j
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cat hates that sisal fiber.

    The second we bought and put down a carpet one, she went to town and never touched any furniture after.

  • bunny1091
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Couple things you could try that helped us. Double sided tape the areas you want to protect, especially the corners and legs of the furniture. They don't like the sticky feeling on their paws. Also, Idk if that's usually where the scratcher is, but you may want to consider spacing it farther from your couch. Also since it seems like they like the feel of softer fabrics, consider getting a post thats a little taller with more carpeting, It may attract their attention more (especially with a bit of Nip Spray) and make it easier to redirect if their still a little handsy with the couch.

    Best of luck. Lol.

  • thirteenthandy
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Try a taller post or a cat pole with platforms. Cats want to stretch up when they scratch, and they love to get up off the floor to perch in their own safe spots. I see that the starting point of the rips on your couch are higher than the top of that unused post, and the cat wouldn't start at the very top if they used the post, they would probably start about half way down. They need height.

  • BitofaCrochetHooker
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Future life hacks, two sided tape or aluminum foil on the side taped to it, probably have to change out the double sided tape often but eventually it should work. Also they sell calming sprays or wall plug ins to calm animals.. I don't know the effectiveness of them but I heard behaviorist mention them before.

    Edit, and a taller post, you would want one that the cat can stand on hind legs to stretch out while scratching.

  • IXdyTedjZJAtyQrXcjww
    1 Week(s) Ago

    My cat doesn't touch that kind of scratching post. Get a carpeted one? You have an undesirable scratching post beside a desirable couch. Which one do you think he is going to pick?

  • deltarefund
    1 Week(s) Ago

    FYI, I buy that carpet protector plastic - like you stick down when you are moving to keep the carpet clean. It’s a big roll and you can just wrap it around the arms of your couch. Works pretty good (though you may have to reapply if they are persistent.

    Also, make sure you keep nails trimmed or use soft paws. Start when they are young!

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Carpet-Shield-Protective-Carpet-Film-24-x-50/873367737

  • LaTricksterYT
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I had the same scratcher. I learned it’s better to get a scratcher made with (close to) the same material as what they’ve been using (for me it was carpet), they’ll use it

  • dunowhatimdoing
    1 Week(s) Ago

    At least your couches weren't leather... mine were.

    She was a newly adopted girl. Years later, she still only scratches leather...

  • Karvast
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Try putting catnip on it. He light gor crazy adter and rubbing against it but he might start using it.you can try

  • sanyoisstupid213
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Cat lovers: are you challenging me

  • MeanQueen420
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Cats are assholes.

  • FruckBritches
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Pro tip: dont have cats.

  • Actionbrenner
    1 Week(s) Ago

    They don’t like the rope. Try a carpet post

  • holydamned
    1 Week(s) Ago

    That scratch post is too small for an adult cat. Cats prefer to stretch the full length of their body when they scratch things and that post needs to be twice as ta as it is.

  • Horrorfreak78_
    1 Week(s) Ago
  • dappitydingdong
    1 Week(s) Ago

    This is why dogs are better

  • DrBrainbox
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Scumbag kitty.

  • Tygo_from_C-137
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Boy if this aint relatable, also don't forget the classic 'sleeping on a lampshade after you bought a $100 bed for them'

  • questionmarkjohndoe
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Oh hey John how's Garfield?

  • [deleted]
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Looks about right

  • Darngoodfella
    1 Week(s) Ago

    Like how my backpack is more comfortable than the actual bed I got for my cat. Even replaced them in the same location and he still sits on my bag 🙄 in the other room

  • Whowatchesthewampas
    1 Week(s) Ago

    I feel you. We bought about $200 worth of cat stuff when we rescued our cat Winnie, but she never uses it lol. We've had her about a year. The cat beds are a deterrent for her in fact, she avoids them like the plague. She just in the last week started using her scratching post.

  • VennTheSW
    1 Week(s) Ago

    -_-