Jack­son Gal­axy Solves Your Scratch­ing Prob­lems

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To your cat, a scratch­ing post is a sign post and scent soaker in­di­cat­ing his be­long­ing. So if you want your cat to use his scratch­ing posts and not your couch, the place­ment of the scratch­ing post, among other things, mat­ters—a lot. There’s a rea­son your cat grav­i­tates to your couch (or rug, or bed frame). Your couch is nice and sturdy, cov­ered in a very scratch­ing-friendly ma­te­rial, and lives in a so­cially sig­nif­i­cant ter­ri­to­rial des­ti­na­tion. But we can pro­vide all of these things for your cat in a scratch­ing post. Here’s how.

When it comes to scratch­ing posts, cats usu­ally have four key pref­er­ences that you need to know about… Lo­ca­tion

In a cat’s mind, scratch­ing equals own­er­ship. Think about where your cat likes to scratch—cats will mark things that are so­cially sig­nif­i­cant to them, whether that is a door­frame, your couch, or a rug.

Scratch­ing post place­ment is where you need to be will­ing to com­pro­mise. When you hide a scratch­ing post in the back of­fice that no one ever spends time in, you are en­sur­ing a lack of Mojo and a de­stroyed sofa. And be­cause scratch­ing equals own­er­ship, you need mul­ti­ple scratch­ing posts, through­out the home.

Know your an­gles

Watch your cats when they scratch. Do they pre­fer hor­i­zon­tal sur­faces like your rug, or do they go for the side of the couch in a fully ver­ti­cal po­si­tion? Or do they scratch the base of your bed frame? Some cats pre­fer an an­gle when scratch­ing, and some cats love to scratch in all three po­si­tions.

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