Hi, I'm new to the Cat Site. I have two cats, Shadow and Inky. Yes, I took his name for the site :)
My wife and I have tried various methods of deterring our cats from scratching on the bedroom door to wake us up in the morning. Seems these guys always want to be fed.
We tried taping cardboard to the bottom half of the door. That just turned into a scratching post.
We tried having spray bottles at the ready to discourage them, but that would mean getting out of bed to use them, which isn't really ideal.
Sssscat takes care of most of our issues, but it's not perfect. It does keep the cats from scratching the door, but only if we use it consistently. It isn't teaching them not to scratch, because if we ever forget to put it out, they will wake us up with scratching.
Also, if we have to get up in the middle of the night, Ssscat goes off on us too, which is also not ideal. Neither my wife nor I are very tolerant in the middle of the night, or when we are woken up by noise.
So here's my question: what recommendations do you have for keeping the cats away from our Bedroom door that:
1)will teach them this behavior
2)won't affect us if we "trip" it
3)doesn't cost an arm and a leg
Of course while I'm writing this post I'm seeing all sorts of ads for such products on the petco banner.
But what do you recommend?