|Scat Mat Electronic Pet Training Mat
Do you need help turning your bad feline or fido into a well behaved pet? The Scat Mat uses a persuasive, but completely harmless, static pulse to keep your pet from shedding, scratching, or doing their business where you don't want them to. Scat Mats can be used on furniture, countertops, doorways and even window sills. This NEW ScatMat size is ideal for protecting couches and longer stretches of counters. A few exposures usually do the trick. Use Scat Mats, Extension Mats and our Dummy Mats to tell your pets "No!" even when your not home!
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The behavior this had to correct happened when we weren't around so we didn't see it actually work. Our dog would dig at the (sliding)closet door (scratching the wood) until he got it open and then pull out our coats and jackets and chew holes in the pockets looking for biscuits....even though we no longer leave any in them. Whenever the Scat Mat is down we come home to all coats still in the closet. I have a feeling that even when the batteries die we wouldn't have to replace them as just the mat laying on the floor seems to keep him away from the closet. ...more info
- It Works
I bought a pet training mat to replace one that was accidentally thrown away. The bottom line is that it works and I recommend it.
More info: I placed the mat across an archway between the dining room and living room to keep our fox terrier out of the living room. I originally used a 9v battery. Be aware that the shock may not occur every time the mat is touched because contact must be maintained long enough to build up a static charge. It can take 2-3 seconds. But that's okay, because the dog will eventually get shocked and will learn very quickly to avoid the mat. There were occasions when she would get so excited when someone came to the front door that she would run over the mat (without getting shocked) but then realize where she was and refuse to cross the mat to return. The battery eventually died, but the dog did not test it for months. After she realized that it no longer posed a threat, she was comfortable crossing it, albeit at a quick trot.
When I bought the replacement mat, I also got the AC adapter and the extension mat. I'm not sure exactly how the charging/shock sequence works with the extension mat, but I figured it would make it even less likely that she could trot over both mats. After one shock, she realized that the power was back and has not crossed it since. And I have it set on the lowest of the three power settings. It works....more info
- Cats are smarter than scat mat.
The cats respected the scat mat at first but then figured out they could pee next to it so I would have to have wall to wall scat mats in order for it to work....more info
- Love the scat mat!
I bought the scat mat to keep my 200 pound English Mastiff off my new couch. After trying to get on the couch once (with the mat on high) he stopped trying. I have a small child and two cats, so I then tried just leaving the mat on the couch without turning it on. It still worked. Now I don't even put the mat on the couch and he still won't get on it. It's been less than a month!
Yesterday, he broke a leg off a table so he could eat the cat food. I put the cat food in an obvious place and laid the mat on the floor in his path. He stepped on it and ran away. I turned it off and left it there all night. The cat food is, for once, untouched.
The scat mat works great! I love it!...more info
- Finally a solution
We have to big sofa dogs. They ruined our last sofa because we couldn't keep them off. We got the scat mats and they don't even go near the sofa's now! Try it, we haven't seen the dogs get zapped they seem to sense that they are not friendly for them. However several teenagers have gotten a surprize....more info
- Not pleased
We used this product for about a week and it was working well and correcting our dog from jumping on the counters. Then we noticed it wasn't producing a shock. We figured it was the battery so we replaced it. Now we know it was the unit. It only produces a static shock on high setting. That setting is reduced from the original high setting.
We are very disappointed because this product was expensive for the amount of use we got out of it....more info
- Scat mat works!
I put my scat mat on the counter in front of my birds cage to deter my cats from their interest in my bird. It worked! One day I noticed the mat was a little crooked and the phone was hanging by the cord. That means the cat scattered in a surprised hurry off of the counter. No cats have been on the counter since. No bird fatalities, no cat injuries....just a little discipline. You may, however, want to gently tape the mat down if it is on a slick surface. ...more info
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The first night we had the mat I heard a boom at 3 AM. I am guessing that one of our evil kitties was attempting to urinate in the area where we'd placed the scat mat. The boom, I believe, was the cat getting zapped and her startled reaction was to jump into the air and probably bounced against the sliding glass door. If only we'd had a video.
I would say the scat mat works well enough, initially. The cats avoid it and give it wary looks as they pass by, but I have no doubt that if I were to remove the mat from its' present location, the cats would notice it was gone and return to their old bad habit of urinating on this area of the carpet. So that's why I can only give it a 3 star rating.
- Highly Effective- Worth the Price
This product works great. It is not inhumanely painful, just unpleasant enough to be a deterent- a strong static shock. I have both a 120lb great dane and a 7lb miniature dachshund, and it works safely and effectively for both of them. They learned quickly not to lay on the furniture with the Scat Mat on it- my house has never looked so nice!...more info
- Scatmat Saves Sofas
Contech SKM411 Scat Mat Electronic Pet Training Mat, LargeOur older dog suddenly began sleeping on our living room and den couches. She knows better and only did it when we were not home. Dog is black and sheds heavily. Our couches are white and light beige. Enough said! Why she does this after 10 years of never jumping on the furniture? Who knows! Nothing worked until we got the scat mat. Bought a second and also a third "fake". Move them around periodically so she doesn't know what's real and what's not. She won't go near the couches now!!! Have only had the mats a few weeks. Am going to try removing them after a couple months. We'll see if that works. If not, we'll leave them on and remove them when guests come. Can't afford new furniture. These mats are a blessing. Not enough shock to be dangerous to our dog. Our vet approves....more info
- WO\orks well
Although small size makes it difficult to protect doorway into another room, I managed by placing an obstacle next to it to make it effective. Two large cats no longer come into my office or go anywhere near the mat....more info
- Mat $60.00, no more Yorkie peeing in the house - PRICELESS!
At my wits end with a super affectionate yorkie who's one less than desireable issue is that he loves to mark his territory, I decided to try this mat as a last resort. It worked like a charm! What a surprise he got when he nosed around his favorite area! I will admit it was funny.... Hey I have been putting up with his behavior for over 2 years and nothing I tried seemed to work. There is a point where you have to take stronger action. I will continue to monitor his other, yet less favorite spots and hopefully cure him once and for all. Highly recommend it for stubborn dogs....more info
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The Scat Mat works great! I have put in on my counters to keep my cats off and it works. It sends a little shock, kind of like static electricity, and that makes the cats run! For a while after they won't even go near the mat. But the effect does wear off, so I have to put it back on every week or so. But if you have a place where you want to keep animals away from- try this- it really works!! ...more info
This did in 1/2 hour what I couldn't do in weeks of constant training. It's saving my furniture....more info
- Project: Save My Sofa!
I love dogs! I really do, especially our three. But...my chocolate lab waits until we are in bed to sleep on the sofa. I have stacked things, pulled off the cushions--nothing deters the boy.
Fast forward: Got a new couch and love it. I covered it the first night in anticipation of the dog making it a bed and sure enough I could see that he had already started making it his after-hours lounging zone.
Purchased a wonderful product called a Scat Mat. I bought the 12 x 60 inch for the sofa. The first night he attempted to get on the sofa 5 times, second night only tired once. The product works very well and as long as I can remember to remove it before I sit on the sofa in the morning, we will be A-okay.
I would highly recommend this product for people who want to kindly discourage their pets from certain areas....more info
- Scat Mat-Good Cat
Recommended to turn a nuisance cat into a good cat. Quick and easy. Now we don't have to race the cat to finish our meals....more info
- Simply Awesome!
I have a black lab who is less than a year old. Since we got him he has been knocking the garbage can over at night and spreading it all over the floor. I have tried several things to get him to stop including making sure any enticing treats (i.e. meat scraps) are taken care of immediately but to no avail. Looking online for training tips were no use as they all suggested hiding the garbage from him. While this was an obvious solution it did not always work for we lock him up in the kitchen at night with the garbage can in another room however if someone forget to lock him up or forget to move the garbage can he would get into it. So far the Scat Mat hss been extremely helpful. Since day 1 of its use I have not had to clean up garbage in the morning. All I had to do was place the mat under the can, set it on high and rest with ease. I next plan on using it to deter him from jumping up on the counters to steal food and prevent him from jumping on the screen door and wrecking it. Awesome product, definitely recommend it to anyone with pets. On a side note it has not been a drag hearing the occasional cries of shock from a family member who forget that it is on....more info
- Awesome training tool
K this product is simply amazing. I don't let my huskies in the kitchen but the new puppy keeps testing his limits. I got tired of always yelling at him instead of just being able to love on him. I put this on the floor on the low setting and both of my dogs, the adult female and the male adolescent tested it twice then stayed away completely after one minute. I am so happy I don't have to yell at them about that anymore....more info
- It really works!
This worked from day one! I have 3 dogs who have ruined my couch. My small dog would even get excited and pee on it. So I bought a new set, but wanted to break them from being on the furniture before my new ones were delivered. This has worked since day one. I have a small, medium and large dog, I just leave the setting on medium, although I probably would not even have to turn it on. Only my boston terrier forgot once and got back on it the 2nd time, and never has again. My boxer who is the most hard headed has only did it one time. I am amazed at how well it works. The large leaves about 3 inches on each side of the sofa, but it doesn't matter, they don't anywhere near it(no need to extend). The large fits my loveseat perfect, so now I'm going to order one for my chair. because they know that one does not have one. The 9 volt battery has been just fine for it, not ran down. Don't think I would need the adaptors. Highly recomend if you need quick training to stay off furniture! Now I have to get my little one to stay off the throw rugs, 1st things first!...more info
- Wow it really works!
The three scat mats I bought to surround our blown glass laden Christmas tree worked wonderfully well. We have two cats and our daughter brought her cat with her for the holidays. I was quite concerned about the tree. All three cats learned quickly not to approach the tree. I accidentally touched the mat myself and it is quite unpleasant but not harmful. The cats did not experience a lot of discomfort as they learned so fast. I highly recommend these mats....more info
- Scat Mats work very well!
We had a problem with cats on furniture. The motion detecting gas cans were the first thing that we tried, but they got us more than the cats. I finally broke down and bought the scat mats. Now the cats won't even go near the chairs! Very happy with this product....more info
- Desperate owner - works and is not painful to beloved pets
First, let me say I am a 100% advocate of gentle training techniques and positive training - not negative. I'm also a bit of a desperate homeowner who loves my pet and has lost a LOT of money due to damaged furniture [including a brand new leather club chair, a 2nd fine fainting sofa, a complete set of wicker patio furniture...you get the idea].
Because I typically only use positive reinforcement, I was very hesitate to purchase this product due to the "shock". When it arrived we tried it out on ourselves first to make sure it was safe. It provides an uncomfortable "shock" that is very similar to a static electricity charge when you get in/out of your car.
The bottom line...this is an effective product and despite not being in the line of "positive" training only - it is not painful. Pets quickly learned to avoid it - almost immediately. I do not leave it on when I'm not at home but don't need to...once they see it there they avoid it entirely. In fact, I only purchased this due to one dog but the added benefit is I found out the others "sneak up" on the furniture to sleep when we didn't know it...this put an end to that too!
- The Final Answer
This mat was the last resort in my attempts to keep my dogs off of the couch. It works great and is extremely easy to use. Great for guys to entertain themselves at parties too. :)...more info
- scat mat for pets or pests
The product works well on flat surfaces. (stove, sofas etc...)
It is a little overpriced, since it consists of only some wires embbeded in plastic and a small box containing the battery.
It has 3 levels of shock (mild)
I prefer the short version, because is more versatile. the long version is a little difficult to fit over counters, unless you have a very long area.
Overall this is one of the few devices that work on my cats. Sprays are a waste of time and effort.
- Scat Mat Works
Well, my dog only got the little zap once and that was enough for her. She doesn't even go near the couch. She's fairly big-Labradoodle and Level 1 was enough for her to get the message. Mat is a little larger than the one sold in local pet store and seems to be of good quality. I haven't had the faith in the dog to take it off yet, so the mat just sits on the couch....more info
- The unwelcome mat
Cats will not go near it. The shock is no worse than touching a doorknob on a cold dry day. ...more info
- Great product!
This is wonderful for keeping cats off of the couch! It rolls up easy, but be careful with the wires because they will separate from the plastic if you are too rough with it. I highly recommend this product for keeping animals off of furniture!...more info
- A wonderful tool
I tried everything imaginable to get the cat to stop "missing the box" in his new favorite (carpeted) corner while I was away. I figured it was true that you just can't out stubborn a cat, especially a double stubborn male siamese. After stumbling across the scatmat, I figured why not. After one attempt the cat was quite pleased with the litter box arrangement again. Thanks Contech!...more info
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This product worked well for a short period of time. When it ceased to work about 8 weeks later, close exam showed a wire pulled loose, and broken. No children here, and one escape artist cat. Nothing to catch the wire, I assume the wire was too close to surface, as the wires are about the thickness of a human hair. Disappointed in short survival....more info
- Works as advertised
The mat is an excellent tool in creating restricting a pet (dog in my case) from trespassing a certain area. My dog weighs 65 lbs and avoided an area after walking on the mat once. I am currently dog-sitting a bigger dog and they both have learned to stay away from the area....more info