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At some point all cat owners will need to house train their cat. Even those owners that bypass the initial training by introducing an adult cat to the family, may find themselves in trouble if the cat develops a spraying habit.

So how does one go about training their cat to stop peeing where they shouldn’t. There are a few methods available, however a very popular choice is to use a scat mat.


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What is a Scat Mat?

Scat mats are an effective and safe way to train your cat to stop peeing or pooing where they shouldn’t.

They work by giving a very mild static charge to signal to your cat that the area is off limits for relieving themselves. The name comes from the fact that your cat will ‘scat’ once they have come in contact with a scat mat.

And while the idea of giving your pet a mild static shock to keep them away from an area may seem off putting to some, they really are harmless and work very effectively in training your cat to leave certain areas of the house well alone.


Recommended Cat Scat Mat  – The PetSafe 60 x 12 Inch

best scat mat for cats

The PetSafe 60 by 12 inch Training Mat, is a mat we have used to train our cats for the last couple of years.

The beauty of this scat mat is that it can stretch across the entire length of an average sized sofa. The sofa being one of the most common places a cat will initially try to pee before being house trained, makes this Mat an essential cat owner purchase.

The mat works by responding to your cats touch with a low power 3-second pulse.

In all fairness, we have only needed to use this for just a couple of weeks in order to train our cats to stay away from the sofa.

The versatility of the Petsafe Scat Mat means it can also be used on other areas such as the living room rug, the bed covers etc. Any large area your cat may target in order to pee in other words.


Not so Fond Of…

The PetSafe Scat Mat is not so good for areas such as window ledges or around table legs or doorways, meaning training strips also need to be purchased.


What we Love…

The fact it really works. It takes just a couple of charges for your cat to be wary of an area. After a week or two they are fully conditioned not to target the area with their pee.

The sheer size of it means important areas such as your sofa and bed become cat spray free zones.

The transparent design means the scat mat does not look hideous within your home.

60 x 12 inch scat map PetSafe


Sonic Scat Mat For Cats (and dogs)

Sonic Scat Mat For Cats (and dogs)

If the idea of a mat emitting a small charge to make your scat is something you just don’t want to entertain, then the sonic version of the training mate might be the alternative you are looking for.

Similar to the PetSafe mat, this model is activated by a touch of the paw. The mat then emits a startling 85-decibel beep that scares your pet away from the sofa.

The Sonic scat mat is large enough to spread across your sofa or along the bed and comes in black so that it looks just like a throw.


Not So Keen On…

The fact it emits a sound means it makes you jump just as much as the cat.

What we Love…

The fact the mat looks like a dark cushion throw means does disguise the fact it is a training mat, which is great.

Sonic Training Mat For Cats


Runners Up

PetSafe ScatMat Training Strips

Advertised for dog use but also perfectly suitable for cats, the PetSafe Training Strips are an ideal way to prevent your cat from getting to those out of reach places that a normal training mat cannot guard.

The strips can be used in doorways, or on shelves, on top of the fridge, anywhere your cat has decided to target with their pee pee basically.

Best used in conjunction with one of the two larger mats above rather than on its own.

PetSafe Training Strips


Tattle Tale Sonic Pet Training Alarm

The Tattle Tale Sonic Training Alarm works using vibration technology.

You simply place it on an area that you do not want your cat being in, and the unit will sense the slight vibration of the cat’s presence to set off an alarm.

The unit is reported to be very reliable, with the risk of it going off at the closing of a door, or wind from an open window being very slight. The device works by sensing vibrations in the surface around the base of the alarm and will only be activated due to changes in its immediate proximity.

Ideal for counters or hard surfaced furniture rather than sofas or beds. Another option in your fight to keep your home urine free as you house train your pet.

Tattle Tale Training Alarm


Additional Resources

If you find you are having problems house training your cat, or your pet has developed a spraying problem at adult age, the following resources may shed a bit more light on the situation for you.

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