Versatile scratcher mounts on the wall, hangs over a door, or sits on the floor--letting you find the perfect scratching spot for your cat.Fibrous and durable sisal material naturally inspires scratching.Perfect for conditioning nails (superior to carpeting which snags nails and encourages scratching on other carpeted surfaces).Rubber feet prevent sliding and damage to your home.Heavy-duty, built-to-last construction with quality workmanship.
Floor UsagePlace the scratcher on the floor.Wall MountUse the enclosed E-Z anchor system to attach to the wall.Rubber feet prevent damage to your wall.Rubber feet provide stability for the cat to scratch properly.Place #2 Phillips screwdriver or cordless screwdriver (#2 Phillips bit) into recess of E-Z anchor.Press into gypsum wallboard while turning the anchor clockwise until seated flush.Insert screw into E-Z anchor until 1/4 inch of screw is remaining from the wall.Find keyhole in the wood backing of the scratcher. Fit the keyhole over the screw and pull down.If the fit is too loose, take scratcher off the screw and tighten screw as needed. If the fit is too tight, take scratcher off the screw and loosen screw as needed.Door MountUse the enclosed straps to attach to the door handle.Rubber feet prevent damage to your wall.Rubber feet provide stability for the cat to scratch properly.Use the top strap to hook the scratcher over the door handle.Use the bottom strap to secure the scratcher firmly against the door. Attach one end of the strap to the bottom of the scratcher. Wrap the strap under the door and hook the end over the door handle on the other side. Pull the loose end through the buckle to tighten as needed.Why do cats scratch?To remove old nail sheaths from the claws.To exercise and tone muscles.To relieve stress, frustration and boredom.To warm up for a vigorous play session.To mark territory.SmartCat Training TipsPlace the post in a room where the cat spends a lot of time. Cats often like to stretch and scratch when they wake up from a nap.To introduce the post to your cat try using catnip as a lure (for most cats a lure is unnecessary, but fun).Rub catnip onto the sisal material and call the cat over to the post.Scratch your nails along the surface of the material. This will attract the cat and at the same time teach him where to scratch.After your cat begins to scratch, praise him and give him a food treat. (Small kittens can be trained to climb the post by showing them food treats and placing it at the top of the post.If your cat has already been scratching a piece of furniture, place the post directly in front of it.Temporarily cover the previously scratched areas with a few strips of double-sided carpet tape or clear double-sided tape strips that are designed for this purpose. This will help redirect your cat's scratching activities to the post.Most cats are easily trained but if your cat is the exception, please see catsinternational.org for free behavior counseling.Manufacturer's Important Note About Declawing: Scientific journals refer to declawing as elective mutilation. It is an amputation of the cat's toes comparable to the removal of the human finger at the first knuckle. It handicaps the cat physically, socially, and psychologically for the rest of its life, predisposing the cat to certain temperament and behavior problems such as shyness, biting and litter box avoidance. By regularly trimming your cat's nails and offering a suitable scratching target you are providing a natural outlet for a normal, healthy behavior and you will be rewarded with a content and confident companion.
SmartCat Bootsie's Three-in-One Cat Scratcher
Dimensions: 24" L X 7" W X 2.5" H Color: