Mild static sensations generated are surprisingly sufficient
Environment, rather than an owner, doing the 'conditioning'
Safe, effective cat training mats keep pets out of prohibited areas. Emits a mild, but uncomfortable static charge, letting your pet know the area is "off-limits." Clear design practically disguises itself and prevents pets from becoming "product-wise." Use Mat for furniture, doorways, or car hoods; Strip for windowsills; Mat Jr. on counters and garbage cans. A 9-volt battery, not included, is required or try the convenient plug-in Power Adapter.
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Battery Powered Design: One 9-volt battery provides approximately 6 months operation or 10,000 activations.
Static-type Deterrence: Startling, unpleasant static provides instant memorable deterrence by the environment rather than you, the cat owner.
Works Silently: Corrects unwanted behavior without disturbing other pets or people in the home.
Flexible Pads: Mats are made from flexible PVC which contours to surfaces and rolls for storage.
Adjustable Output (low, medium, or high): Appropriate deterrence sensations for varying sized pets. Train kittens at low, cats at medium, and longhaired cats on high. Use your discretion if you have sensitive cats.
Animal Specific: Scat Mats only train pets that get onto, or into, the unapproved space.
24-hour 7 days continuous operation: Scat Mats operate unattended and correct the cat at exactly the time and location of the unwanted behavior, day or night.
Action Indicator: This activation "tattle-tale" light helps you decide when the cat is trained. It will blink a count showing how many times the mat has been stepped on since it was last turned on.
Why Choose The Scat Mat: The Scat Mat is one of the most effective solutions available for location specific cat training. Choose a Scat Mat if you've tried sprays, sound devices, or booby traps without success. It will help you correct unwanted behaviors by creating avoidance of problem spots. Scat Mats are recommended by veterinarians, behaviorists, and trainers as a safe, effective way to break habitual problems. When positioned where cat feet will be just before an unwanted behavior is exhibited (i.e.: scratching, soiling, etc.), the Scat Mat sends a strong message to the cat while it is "thinking" about performing an undesirable act. Most pets quickly associate this unpleasant experience with the location. To avoid similar static sensations they will avoid the area.
How the Scat Mat Works: The Scat Mat is a touch sensitive pad. The electronics (in the snap on black Power Pack) convert 9-volt battery power into a series of sparks similar to static electricity. These sparks are sent to the mat for three seconds whenever the on board circuitry detects that it has been touched. Cat paws effectively complete the circuit and cause the sensation to be felt. The Activation counter is incremented and the unit returns to passive sensing mode. The amount of energy dispensed is adjustable using one of the three static levels: The low setting is for kittens, the medium setting is for cats, and the high setting is for cats with thick fur or tougher footpads. Remember to use discretion with your own cat. If there is more than one location where the cat is showing undesirable activity, all locations must be included. Please place the Scat Mat two feet before the spot in question. The Scat Mat can also be used on automobiles. In hot and humid conditions, place a sheet underneath the mat to prevent water spots from forming on mat. Dummy Mats are used once the cat consistently avoids the area with the Scat Mat. Place the Dummy Mat down where the Scat Mat has been. If the cat starts to go on the Dummy Mat, place the Scat Mat down again and try leaving it down for a longer amount of time.
Note: The Scat Mat will stop working when it becomes wet, but once dry, it will work again. Mat and Strips are water-resistant, and can withstand temperatures down to 0°F. Scat Mats are UV stabilized.
Maintenance: The mats may be cleaned with mild soapy water. When storing the mat, roll it up and place in the same cardboard core that it arrived in. This will protect the mat from bending or creasing which would damage the conductive leads in the mat. A two-year warranty is offered through the manufacturer.
Yes, the Scat Mat has 3 settings low, medium, and high. Low setting is for kittens, medium setting is for cats and small dogs, and high is for longhaired cats and large dogs. Pets with tougher footpads, or more insulation due to thicker, fur require higher settings.
Although Scat Mats and Strips are water-resistant and can be cleaned with mild soap and water, they are not waterproof. Mats and Strips will stop working if they get wet. Once they are completely dry, they will start working again.
How do I get my pet to not jump over the Scat Mat?
If your pet sneaks around or jumps over the Scat Mat, you can improve your level of control by adding Extension Mats or creating obstacles behind the mat to slow your pet down and force him to touch the mat.
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