Originally Posted by stampit3d
If you do not want him to sleep with you , then you`ll probably have to shut him out of your bedroom. It`s harder to train a cat to stay off your bed than it is a dog.
Of course, if he`s already decided that he likes sleeping in your bed, (does`nt take them long at all to get that one down pat!) then you may be in for some crying, and scratching on your bedroom door, if you close it.
One gal on here suggests that you put the sweeper just outside your bedroom door when you shut it, running the cord under the door into your room, leaveing the sweeper button turned to "ON", but keep it unplugged....until you hear the yowling or scratching...then plug it in for a second.
Most cats do not like the noise of a sweeper....so if you can get the little fella to associate his behavior with the sweeper noise starting up, you may be able to curb the undesired behavior.
PS If you let hime sleep with you he`ll probably help keep your feet warm at night in the winter!
Hi , thanks so much for the advice. I dont think my husband will agree to the sweeper being switched on in the middle of the night....though we will have to try keeping him out of our bedroom, with his bed next to the door and see how he does. I wouldnt mind at all him sleeping with us in our bed, but my bed is big enough just for 2 people, right now he is a kitten but being an exotic short hair he is going to grow into a big tubby boy
and then its going to be fight for space on the bed
Before we put him outside the bedroom we are going to try and get him to sleep in his own bed as soon as it arrives...do you think when he comes on the bed, squirting him with water pistol when he is not looking would help?