If you want to train your cat to stop peeing on the carpet, then there are 3 proven techniques that you need to know.
Specifically, we’re going to talk about cleaning the carpet thoroughly, how to use aversion techniques and The Tinfoil Trick. I will explain each of these techniques in this article and how you can put them to use to stop your cat peeing on the carpet immediately.
The first thing you must do is give your carpet a thorough cleaning.
Your cat has a very powerful nose and can smell urine even when you think the smell is gone. You can either buy a commercial product like Nature’s Miracle or create your own solution with something simple like vinegar and water. Make sure you let the carpet dry completely before letting the cat anywhere near the area.
The second trick that can be very effective when used correctly is something called aversion.
For example, making a loud noise like clapping when the cat appears to want to pee on the carpet. Your cat will then make a negative association with this sound and avoid going to that spot again for fear of having to hear it.
A spritz of water can also achieve the same result simply due to the fact that cats generally don’t like water and won’t be too keen to pee on your carpet if they get a spritz every time they go near the spot.
The third technique that often helps is what I call « The Tinfoil Trick ».
Cats really hate the feeling of something foreign under their feet and tinfoil fits the bill perfectly. It’s important to make sure you pierce the tinfoil several times to allow the carpet underneath to breathe and dry more quickly and completely.
It is quite possible to train your cat to stop peeing on the carpet if you follow the techniques outlined above. My wife and I learned these tricks and many more after having our cat do thousands of dollars of damage to our house by peeing on the carpet.