Originally Posted by CruiserMaiden
Ok this is my first post here so I hope it doesn't make everybody hate me
They actually have shock collars designed specifically for cats now. I think they are for animals from 5 to 20 lbs or something, and have different shock levels. The receivers are supposedly smaller so they are easier for kitties to wear.
Now the disclaimer: I don't agree with putting a shock collar on the cat.(especially for something silly like getting on the counter!) I just wanted to offer a LITTLE hope for y'all worried about the health of the kitty.
Get a grip everyone! CruiserMaiden, can you direct me to a site where the sell shock collars for cats/small animals?
I don't worry about my 2 cats getting up on counters, furniture, clothes, whatever... what I DO worry about is my cats leaving our yard and being mistreated by strangers or eaten by coyotes. We enjoy spending a lot of time in our back yard. Our cats (that we love very much, btw) want to come outside with us. Of late, they have gotten adventurous and have hopped the fence/wall and spent the day (and sometimes night) in the neighbor's yard or wandering the neighborhood.
We would like to train them to stay off the wall and stay in our yard by "zapping" them whenever they get up on the wall. They love being outside and, now that they know what they are missing, we think that it would be more cruel to keep them locked inside than to zap them a couple of times to train them to stay in the yard.
Assuming that zapping them would do the trick - which it may not...